The Starving Chef Recipe: Cobwebbed Cauliflower

Halloween Cauliflower
Healthy disguised as haunted.

By Felicia Vargo, The Starving Chef

Spooky season is upon us, which means my kitchen looks more like a haunted house than a place to cook dinner.

Cobwebbed Cauliflower

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15-30 minutes
Makes: 4 servings


16 oz. white, yellow, purple & green cauliflower, cut into florets
2 T olive oil
6 cloves black garlic, roughly chopped
½ T red pepper flakes (optional)
1 T onion powder
1 t garlic or ramp sea salt
¼ t pepper
¼ C fresh grated parmesan cheese
¼ C fresh shredded mozzarella

Here’s How

In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower florets in olive oil along with the chopped black garlic, red pepper flakes, onion powder, salt and pepper.

Air Fryer Cooking Method
Arrange the florets in a single layer in the air fryer tray. Air fry for 10-15 minutes at 350°F or until the cauliflower is tender and cooked through.

Oven Roasted Cooking Method
Arrange the florets on a greased or lined baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Roast for 25-30 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender and beginning to brown.

Sprinkle the parmesan and mozzarella onto the piping hot cauliflower. When served hot, the cheese will create a dusty, cobwebby effect. Happy Halloween!

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