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Sweet and Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

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  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 6 ounces Hook's Pepper Jack cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups)
  • 3 green onions, chopped


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place cauliflower on a 17 x 12-inch baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil; toss to coat. Arrange cauliflower in a single layer. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cauliflower is crisp-tender, stirring once.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk the honey, brown sugar, chili garlic sauce and soy sauce in a bowl. Drizzle cauliflower with half of the sauce. Sprinkle with pepper jack.
  5. Bake for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  6. Drizzle with remaining sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with green onions.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Cheesemonger Tip: Flecked with chilies, pepper jack is a blend of creamy, mild monterey jack with (typically) green and red jalapeno peppers. The peppers give this cheese a spicy kick, and the level of heat varies by brand.

Recipe and photo credit: Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin