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Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese and Chili Oil


_For the Roasted Cauliflower_

  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red chili powder or paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

_For the Garlic Chili Oil_

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and sliced in half
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes

_For the Whipped Goat Cheese_

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 2 teaspoons milk or cream
  • 3 teaspoons garlic chili oil


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Prepare whole cauliflower by removing leaves and stem and drizzling with olive oil and rubbing all over with chili powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place seasoned cauliflower in a cast iron skillet or baking sheet.
  • Bake for 45 minutes-1 hour or until cauliflower is easily pierced with a knife.
  • Meanwhile prepare the condiments
  • In a small saucepan combine olive oil, garlic cloves, and chili flakes. Heat on low for 10 minutes or until garlic is softened and fragrant. Remove from heat and discard garlic cloves.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine cream cheese, goat cheese, milk, and 3 teaspoons of garlic chili oil.
  • With a hand mixer, beat until ingredients are well-combined and mixture appears light and fluffy.
  • Serve whipped goat cheese in a separate bowl or plate, drizzled with a few tablespoons of garlic chili oil.
  • Serve whipped cheese alongside roasted cauliflower as a spread.