Recipe for Oven Baked General Tao Cauliflower

General Tao Cauliflower -

The cauliflower florets act as perfect little crispy morsels to soak up this deliciously flavorful sauce! This is a great healthy version of the classic as not only have I replaced chicken with cauliflower but I have also baked instead of deep frying.

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  • Rating:   5
  • Prep.:  10 min
  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time:  20min


  • 1 Small Head Cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped Fresh Ginger
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Fresh Thai Chili Pepper, minced
  • 4 Tbsp. Soya Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 4 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 Tsp. Paprika
  • 2 Tsp. Cornstarch
  • 4 Scallions, cute into1 inch strips


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (205 C).
  2. Combine the cauliflower florets with 2 Tbsp. of the Cornstarch as well as a large pinch of salt and pepper. Toss well. Spread in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet and drizzle with the vegetable oil. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile combine all remaining, except for the scallions in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  4. As soon as the cauliflower is ready, immediately pour the florets into the warm sauce on the stove. Toss very well and place the coated florets back onto the baking sheet.
  5. Place the baking sheet back in the oven for 5 more minutes. To serve sprinkle scallions on top of the cauliflower.


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