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Cauliflower Popcorn

Serve this cauliflower with roast chicken and a green salad for a complete meal.


  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 35 min
  • Ready Time : 50 min


4-6 Servings


  • 1/2 cup matzo meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 small scallions, minced
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large eggs


Preheat oven to 375˚F.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a medium bowl mix the matzo meal with the garlic powder, salt, lemon juice, basil, pepper, and scallions.

Cut the cauliflower florets into bite-sized pieces and place them into a large mixing bowl. Discard the hard center of the cauliflower.

Add the oil to the bowl. Toss to coat the florets.

Lightly beat the eggs in a small mixing bowl. Add the eggs to the cauliflower and toss to coat. Add the flavored matzo meal. Shake to coat the cauliflower.

Place the cauliflower onto the prepared cookie sheet in a single layer. Place the cookie sheet into the oven and bake for 35 minutes, until golden.


About Susie Fishbein


Susie Fishbein is an everyday cook who loves to share her passion for cooking and entertaining with friends and family. Her enthusiasm for food and entertaining led to the creation of her best-selling cookbook series, Kosher by Design. Susie is a wife, mother of four children, and mother of 7 cookbooks.




20 Responses to Cauliflower Popcorn

  1. This Cauliflower Popcorn is GREAT! Even my granddaughters ate it. Of course I had to bribe them to try a “veggie”. But after a couple of bites they actually loved it. Now that’s a mitzva!! Thank you so much. I wouldn’t hange a thing!

  2. Easy, easy to make. Very tasty! I ended up leaving it in the oven at 200 degrees for about 40 minutes while waiting for dinner, and they got very crispy. I’ll be making this again.

  3. avatar says: Tzivia

    All I could say is YUM!!! I made this recipe twice once with the cauliflower and once with broccoli. They bother were really good.

  4. avatar says: rlinzer

    Susie – this was less popular in my house than your spicy Cauliflower popcorn that we love. It was a little bland for our taste.

  5. avatar says: pgeralnik

    This garnered the approval of 2 out of 3 kids, unfortunately failing with my youngest, (who gives failing marks to most vegetables, in any format). My son loved it, surprisingly, and kept popping ‘em into his mouth straight from the tray, before we even sat down to eat.

    I did use onions instead of scallions, which I was out of. I also found the cooking time to be 5-10 minutes longer to get that nice color. I think I’d add some paprika next time to give it more color/flavor.

    I think the best part is the crunch of the coating against the softness of the cauliflower.

  6. avatar says: Ann G

    Recipe was right on, easy to make. I skipped the scallion, used a bit of onion powder in the matzah meal instead. It was great, everyone loved it.

  7. avatar says: Lorraine

    We loved this! I’m guessing I could mix this up and have it ready early in the day and then just pop it in the oven! We love vegetables so all recipes catering to them are favorites here! Never met a Susie Fishbein recipe I didn’t love!!!

  8. avatar says: Lissa

    Cauliflower was a big hit at dinner, easy to prepare (made in a bag).

  9. avatar says: Leah

    This cauliflower dish was a real hit with the adults and the kids. It was very tasty and crunchy-I left it in the oven a little longer. I will be making this again for sure

  10. avatar says: alperjf

    I am a big fan of any kind of baked or roasted vegetable, so it was no surprise that I enjoyed this! I love the crispy outside and soft inside – I gobbled it up like popcorn! I also think I’m going to keep it in my file for Passover!

    I like the idea of mixing it in a bag – I will try that next time so my hands don’t get so dirty! :)

    Here is a picture of my cauliflower out of the oven: http://instagram.com/p/vlXtM0qFLq/?modal=true

  11. avatar says: Mrs.B.

    I always make popcorn cauliflower with curry and get my hands all yellowy. Thanks for the great bag hint!

  12. avatar says: robee61

    Just made the cauliflower popcorn. It was a hit!. It was easy to put together and tasted great, even to those who “do not” like cauliflower. will include this in m t recipe collection.

  13. Great, great, great! I love this recipe. I made it with broccoli and cauliflower. I dip both in the egg and then put all the dry ingredients in a bag to shake and coat. It’s a great side dish and a snack. I had the mid afternoon munchies and made this. It really hit the spot. It a recipe that I can crave!

  14. This was really good just as a snack! The egg dip and matzah meal were not even necessary though because the cauliflower tastes just as good when I bake it with only oil and spices.

  15. avatar says: Yael

    This recipe was easy and delicious! I substitute cornflake crumbs for the bread crumb. My guests even asked for the recipe!

  16. avatar says: batya_a

    I know that there are some “bug” issues with cauliflower, and I really wasn’t interested in dealing with cleaning a fresh head, so I substituted a 32ounce bag of FROZEN BODEK cauliflower for the fresh. These were not soggy. The taste and texture were good. I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised.

  17. Great recipe, but I substituted seasoned panko for the matzah meal for more flavor and adjusted the rest of the spices to accommodate. I also used a 20 oz bag of (thawed) frozen cauliflower, which may have been a mistake.

    The final dish was crunchy on the outside (I did add more baking time), but the vegetable was slightly mushy inside. Also, it was still bland despite the seasoned flakes.

    I will make again- with cauliflower as well as other similar vegetables, but add lots more seasoning.

  18. avatar says: aro208

    This came out good and crunchy. I used onion powder instead of scallions (thought I had some), next time I would add the lemon juice to the egg mixture as I thought it was a little clumpy with the matzo meal…..will this work?

  19. avatar says: Alice

    Yum – First time, I substituted cake meal for the matza meal, and baked for a little longer than the recipe called for. The second time I substituted broccoli for the cauliflower. Both good.

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