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Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos

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Indulge in your favorite game day snack – WITHOUT compromising your diet!


  • avocado oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 5 cups cauliflower florets, cut into ½-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup fat free refried beans
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced (or pickled slices)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced red or green onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (for easy clean-up).
  2. Slice cauliflower into 1/2-inch slices. Place cauliflower on baking sheet, spray with avocado oil.
  3. Then sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika, chili powder and sea salt; toss to coat and space out the pieces so that they roast instead of steam.
  4. Bake 20 minutes, until cauliflower is tender and starting to brown.
  5. Remove the pan from the oven, push cauliflower together in the center of the pan. Top cauliflower with refried beans, cheese and jalapeño slices.
  6. Return to the oven and bake until the beans are heated through and the cheese has melted, about 6-7 minutes.
  7. Serve topped with plain nonfat Greek yogurt and extra veggies such as: chopped tomatoes, salsa, onion, sweet bell pepper, shredded lettuce, black olives, cilantro and avocado.

* Tip: this is also a way to repurpose leftover (shredded) chicken- just add along with the beans and cheese before the final bake.