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Chili over Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

Chili over Spiced Roasted Cauliflower – Warm spices coated cauliflower florets and roasted until tender yet crisp and severed with chili, queso freso, and cilantro.Chili over Spiced Roasted Cauliflower ~ Cauliflower roasted with warm spices served with chili and topped with queso fresco and cilantro ~ The Complete Savorist #ProgressoChili #adFall, football, and chili are the trifecta of this time of year. Very few things are more comforting to me than a big hearty, meaty, beanie (we’ll go with it as a word) of chili. Also, very few things are as forgiving as a chili. You can add more and more things until you get it quite how you want it-you just might end up with 3 gallons of food by the time you’re there.Each game day gathering or tailgating event I attend or host, there are more than enough calorie/fat-heavy items, you know which delicious things I am talking about. Occasionally, I like to mix it up and try to not spend the day’s calories on one bite of something.

Chili is a high protein dish, but I have, on more than one occasion, lowered its nutritional value by adding copious amounts of sour cream and cheese. Just thinking about that puts a Joker-wide smile across my face and glosses my eyes over in delight.


This weekend I celebrated my 40th birthday. Friday and Saturday, I disregarded all dietary protocols I should be following, save the consumption of water, and just lived like I was turning 21 again. Good times. Come Sunday, I needed health and nutrition. I was looking forward to trying a new Progresso Chili that I spotted on my recent market run. I had never seen it on the shelves before as I do frequent the chili shelves. I picked up the Pork and Beef Chili with Beans…Pork and Beef in one dish was clearly meant for me. Chili over Spiced Roasted Cauliflower ~ Cauliflower roasted with warm spices served with chili and topped with queso fresco and cilantro ~ The Complete Savorist #ProgressoChili #adMaking a baked potato and loading it with the chili sounded so good, but I really needed to stay away from the potatoes, so I opted to try it over roasted cauliflower.  If you’ve never had roasted cauliflower, you have been missing out on one delicious culinary treat.

Adding spices to the cauliflower was easy enough, then I ladled the chili over the cauliflower and sprinkled both queso fresco and cilantro over the top….WINNER!

The combo of the chili and the cauliflower, while possibly sounding odd, really went well together. The texture of the roasted veg added body to the chili and the spices in the chili blended perfectly with the spices on the cauliflower.  The queso fresco added a creaminess to the dish and the cilantro brightened it all up. I served myself a mighty bowl (mighty for me, teeny for you), and rocked back and forth in utter delight while eating. Chili over Spiced Roasted Cauliflower ~ Cauliflower roasted with warm spices served with chili and topped with queso fresco and cilantro ~ The Complete Savorist #ProgressoChili #adChili over Spiced Roasted Cauliflower ~ Cauliflower roasted with warm spices served with chili and topped with queso fresco and cilantro ~ The Complete Savorist #ProgressoChili #ad

Chili over Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

Servings: 4
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 1-20 oz pouch SmokeHouse Pork and Beef with Chili Beans Chili
  • 1 head Cauliflower; cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup queso fresco; crumbled
  • 1/4 tsp fresh cilantro; chopped

Spice Blend

  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp corriander
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder

Instructions

  1. Mix the spice blend together in a small bowl.
  2. Place the cut cauliflower florets in to a zip seal bag and pour in the olive oil.
  3. Seal the bag and shake vigorously, allowing the oil to coat all the florets.
  4. Open the bag and pour in the spice blend, reseal, and shake vigorously, coating all the florets.
  5. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake in a 425° pre-heated oven for 45-50 minutes, flipping once, about half way through.
  7. Open pouch and cook on the stovetop according to package directions.

Assembly

  1. Add some cauliflower to a shallow bowl.
  2. spoon the chili over the cauliflower
  3. Sprinkle with queso fresco and cilantro.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

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46 Comments

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    October 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    What a great idea to add the roasted cauliflower! This sounds delish!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 5, 2015 at 10:43 pm

      Thank you Stephanie, occasionally I need to keep it light.

  • Reply
    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
    October 5, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Why have I never thought of this?! I have a head of cauliflower in the fridge but seriously just finished the last of my chili. Arg, next time!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 5, 2015 at 10:43 pm

      Next time it is, thanks Kacey.

  • Reply
    Betty
    October 5, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    This really looks so good. Who would have thought of coliflower. I love chili, will have to try this.

  • Reply
    Jenny B @ Honey and Birch
    October 5, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    I have served chili over mac and cheese before but cauliflower is so much healthier! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 5, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      Hope you enjoy it Jenny.

  • Reply
    Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
    October 6, 2015 at 6:21 am

    I love serving chili over baked potatoes, so I know that I would it with roasted cauliflower! This sounds delicious! 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 6, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      Thank you Carrie, I love the potatoes too but this was to just mix it up a bit.

  • Reply
    reesa l
    October 6, 2015 at 6:25 am

    This sounds so delicious!

  • Reply
    Joanie @ Zagleft
    October 6, 2015 at 7:05 am

    I love this lower carb version. Roasted cauliflower is so tasty, I bet it’s wonderful with chili. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 6, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      Thank you Joanie, I had a fabulous birthday.

  • Reply
    christine
    October 6, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Not ever in a million years would I have thought to serve chili over cauliflower; but seeing it here, it TOTALLY makes sense!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 6, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      Thank you Christine, it was quite tasty.

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    October 6, 2015 at 8:43 am

    I need to eat more cauliflower…it is so good for you.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 6, 2015 at 10:36 pm

      Yes, it is really good for you.

  • Reply
    Cookin Canuck
    October 6, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Chili is the fall dinner that my family begs for over and over again, and I absolutely love the idea of serving it over roasted cauliflower!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 6, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Thank you, it tastes great together and really lowers the carbs.

  • Reply
    Melanie
    October 6, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I want to make the Chicken chili nachos.

  • Reply
    Danita Carr
    October 6, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    What a neat idea! Looks great!

  • Reply
    Debi @ Life Currents
    October 6, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    What a great way to serve a healthy meal! Over one of my favorite veggies! Yum! I love this idea. And it ups the flavor because it’s roasted!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 6, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      Roasted cauliflower is utterly delicious, almost like candy.

  • Reply
    Holly @ 3 Yummy Tummies
    October 6, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Oh wow…what a great use of cauliflower! This looks so perfectly spicy and delicious.

  • Reply
    Heather
    October 7, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I’ve been looking for some dinner ideas with cauliflower – this is going on the list of “to make” – looks wonderful!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 7, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you Heather, it is so simple.

  • Reply
    Diane
    October 8, 2015 at 3:56 am

    I love your idea. I think cauliflower is so versatile and with chili, brilliant! I think my secret ingredient would be adding some diced pumpkin to the chili. Yum! Thanks for the contest!!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 8, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      Love that you’d add the pumpkin.

  • Reply
    Nicole
    October 8, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Yummy! Healthy food that my kids would definitely love!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 8, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      So happy to hear that.

  • Reply
    Kallee
    October 8, 2015 at 11:50 am

    I would never have thought to use cauliflower this way. I bet it is great!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 8, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      The cauliflower was delicious.

  • Reply
    jamie
    October 10, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Looks so yummy!

  • Reply
    Debra
    October 10, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Oh my word. This looks amazing! Yum!

  • Reply
    Jillian @ Food, Folks and Fun
    October 11, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    This looks delicious, and guilt-free!

  • Reply
    Healing Tomato
    October 14, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I want to add a spicy flavor, so, I think I will go for Habanero as my secret ingredient

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 19, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      Oh you are a spicy one.

  • Reply
    David
    October 18, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Ot depends on how I was serving it, but you can’t go wrong adding shre4ded cheese.

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