Vegan Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower

I bought nutritional yeast for another vegan cheese recipe (which I did not like) and was looking for recipes to use the rest of my nutritional yeast. I love roasted cauliflower, so I was excited to try this recipe for Cheesy Vegan Roasted Cauliflower from the Roasted Root. I didn’t have paprika, and was also too lazy to use one large head of cauliflower, so I used a bag of chopped cauliflower and slightly adjusted the original recipe from Roasted Root according to what I had at home.

Cheesy Vegan Roasted Cauliflower


  • 1 bag cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon barbecue seasoning (or use paprika instead)


  1. Preheat the oven to 415 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add the raw cauliflower to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with nutritional yeast, sea salt, and barbecue seasoning.  Toss and mix everything together until the cauliflower florets are well-coated.
  3. Spread the cauliflower over the prepared baking sheet and roast on the center rack for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring half-way through, or until cauliflower is golden-brown and tender.
  4. Remove from the oven and taste cauliflower for flavor. Sprinkle with sea salt and additional nutritional yeast if desired.
  5. Great as a snack or in a salad.


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