Cheesy Cauliflower Poppers

Poppers made with peppers are spicy, deep fried and stuffed with gooey, melted cheese. For a lighter, milder, hot-from-the-oven snack, try these  creative veggie  bites. Crunchy chunks of cauliflower are tossed with olive oil and herbs, then coated with nutritional yeast for a cheesy taste without the dairy. Baked, not fried, they’re OK to pop in your mouth any time the munchies strike!

Cheesy Cauliflower Poppers

Recipe by Amy Clevenger,

Serves: 2


1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1/8 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp. herb/spice seasoning
Dash of herbal salt seasoning
Dash of onion powder


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In large bowl, mix together olive oil, nutritional yeast, herb/spice seasoning, herbal salt seasoning and onion powder. Add cauliflower pieces and toss to combine.

3. Spread coated cauliflower pieces on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes, flipping half way through cooking time.


About Amy Clevenger

Amy Clevenger is a Los Angeles-based food blogger. In 2013, she started her popular Instagram account @FantasticallyFit to help keep her accountable in her journey to better health. Clevenger’s brand has since expanded to include and the popular e-recipe book series, Healthy Eats. Clevenger’s passion for healthy eating and cooking began while she was pursuing her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Cal Lutherine University. Her work with families helped her to realize that living a healthy, happy life starts in the kitchen. She believes clean eating doesn’t have to mean giving up on great taste. Today, Clevenger is married to her college sweetheart and lives in Los Angeles with her three cats, Kailani, Confettu and Harley.

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