GAME DAY Baked Tortilla Crusted Cauliflower for Nachos Recipe

Tortilla Crusted Cauliflower

Tortilla Crusted Cauliflower

It’s kind of trendy right now to coat cauliflower and disguise it into another food. Here I basically made a tasty tortilla tasting coating for the cauliflower that’s baked. It very important to use Masa Flour or don’t even bother with this recipe because Masa has lime (not the citrus) in it and is that tortilla kind of taste. My other hint for this recipe is to use orange cauliflower because it is the PERFECT roasting cauliflower and isn’t as watery as white cauliflower and doesn’t burn it fast like purple cauliflower. This recipe is easy and quick to prepare and comes out delicious! Just top with shredded cheeses, salsa, a few thinly sliced jalapeños or fire roasted hatch chiles and cheese  pop it back in the oven a few minutes and your ready for a party! Unlike some other coated cauliflower recipes you might have tried this one holds up well to a re-heating too.

Ingredients for about 6 servings

1 orange cauliflower – broken down into bite size florets

1/4 cup corn mesa flour (make sure you are using the correct flour)

1/4 cup rice flour

1/4 cup corn starch

3.2 oz dry fat free dry skim milk (one envelope)

1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground annato

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt

3/4 cup water ( it’s possible that you might need a tablespoon more because different brands of flour are ground slightly different – also make sure that you are using a liquid measurer)

non-stick spray either canola or vegetable


Set oven to 425 degrees F.

In a small mixing bowl combine all the ingredients except the cauliflower and the non-stick spray. Your cauliflower and coating mix should look like this.


Spray your baking sheet(s) with non-stick spray.

Dip each cauliflower floret in the batter and shake off as much as you can then space out the florets on your baking sheet.


Place in the oven for about ten minutes or until the cauliflower looks like this.


Now your ready for some fun!

You can top the cauliflower like nachos!


With Cheddar and Jack Cheese, salsa, jalapeños, scallions…..sour cream and guacamole if you like……or Hatch Chile and Cheese would also be delicious.

Tortilla Crusted Cauliflower

Tortilla Crusted Cauliflower

Ummmm Forking Tasty! You will make everyone happy with this one! #crowdpleaser

 The Forking Truth

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