Indulge your nacho cravings with this healthy vegetarian nacho recipe that's loaded with vegetables (thanks in part to roasted cauliflower standing in for chips) and protein-packed beans, and has a lot more fiber than traditional nachos. These baked cauliflower nachos, piled with guacamole, melty cheese, fresh pico de gallo and avocado, are great as an appetizer or could be eaten as a light dinner.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, November 2017


Recipe Summary

45 mins
45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Combine oil, chili powder, cumin and onion powder in a large bowl. Add cauliflower and gently toss to coat. Arrange the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet; bake until tender and starting to brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven; top the cauliflower with beans, then sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven and bake until the beans are heated through and the cheese has melted, about 3 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine tomato, cilantro, jalapeños, onion and salt in a small bowl.

  • Transfer the cauliflower slices a platter and top with the tomato mixture, avocado and cabbage.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 10.5g 21% DV; carbohydrates 17.9g 6% DV; dietary fiber 7.9g 32% DV; sugars 4.4g; fat 21.3g 33% DV; saturated fat 5.7g 28% DV; cholesterol 20mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 569.8IU 11% DV; vitamin c 78.4mg 131% DV; folate 132.1mcg 33% DV; calcium 193.2mg 19% DV; iron 1.6mg 9% DV; magnesium 55.3mg 20% DV; potassium 844.6mg 24% DV; sodium 310.1mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Nachos are all about the toppings! These deliver on all the cheesy spicy goodness of traditional nachos but with cauliflower as the base. I love this veggie-heavy take (although if you need crunch you may miss the tortilla chips a little...just a little). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe Was delicious! Both my husband and I enjoy it for a late lunch while watching a football game. The only thing we didn t include in it was the cabbage since we had everything else on hand Read More