This is Jason Wrobel’s recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower Popcorn but I like to call it Noochy, as in nutritional yeast. It was in one of the episodes of his show How to Live to 100 airs on The Cooking Channel. The nooch gives this cauliflower a terrifically cheese-y and nutty flavor. Love it! Had to share.
I add sliced shallots because I love them and I keep the seasonings a little simpler than the original recipe, but be creative and use what you like!
1 head of cauliflower
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (nooch)
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Salt, to taste
Preheat the oven to 425. Break up the cauliflower into small florets and place into a big bowl. Slice the shallots on the thicker side. That way they are not too thin and they won’t burn. Toss them in with the cauliflower.
Sprinkle the nooch, garlic powder, onion powder and salt over the cauli and shallots and toss to coat. Drizzle the oil over and toss again to incorporate everything together.
Turn out onto a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until nicely browned. Enjoy!