Roasted Garlicky Cauliflower with Glass Noodles


This satisfying main dish features sweet potato glass noodles and roasted cauliflower tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce made with fish sauce, sambal oelek and maple syrup. If the glass noodles are too long, you can cut them in half with kitchen shears.

a recipe photo of the Roasted Garlicky Cauliflower with Glass Noodles served on a plate
Photo: Ali Redmond
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 4 cups small cauliflower florets (about 1/2 small head)

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • teaspoon salt, divided

  • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages sweet potato glass noodles

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek

  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced, divided

  • 1 serrano or jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

  • ½ tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Spread cauliflower and garlic on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Roast until the cauliflower and garlic are golden, 18 to 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot or Dutch oven of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.

  4. Meanwhile, whisk soy sauce, maple syrup, sesame oil, fish sauce and sambal oelek together in a small bowl.

  5. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the large pot (or Dutch oven) over medium-low heat. Add eggs, half of the scallions, serrano (or jalapeño) and the remaining pinch of salt. Cook, stirring to scramble, until the eggs are mostly cooked through, about 1 minute.

  6. Add the noodles and the reserved sauce. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring, until well combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the roasted cauliflower and garlic. Top with sesame seeds, the remaining scallions and cilantro.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
20g Fat
57g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 6g 12%
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Vitamin A 339IU 7%
Vitamin C 54mg 60%
Vitamin D 41IU 10%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 94mcg 24%
Vitamin K 26mcg 22%
Sodium 729mg 32%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 40mg 10%
Potassium 475mg 10%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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