Pit Boss Smoked Cauliflower

Have you been looking for a fun and delicious recipe to get your veggies in but don’t know where to start? Look no further than Pit Boss smoked cauliflower.  

This simple veggie can be transformed into something delicious that even the most novice grillers will be able to make with great success!

The rub used in this recipe will add some EPIC flavor as well as give you a nice crispy coating. 

Why You’ll Love This Smoked Cauliflower Recipe

You are sure to absolutely fall in love with this cauliflower recipe as you can finally say goodbye to unseasoned, dry, and flavorless vegetables that your children refuse to eat. 

Not only does smoked cauliflower allow you to enjoy a versatile veggie in a smoky, tender, and well-seasoned manner, but this side dish can also easily stand up to any main course.

Furthermore, this recipe requires minimal ingredients that are probably already sitting in your pantry, and is almost effortless to make! 

What You’ll Need

  • A Head of Cauliflower
  • Light Olive Oil 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • BBQ Rub (optional)

How to Make Pit Boss Smoked Cauliflower

Step 1: Prepare 

Remove the stem from the bottom of the cauliflower. Rinse and pat dry the cauliflower.

Step 2: Season 

Place the cauliflower on a cooking tray and coat it with a layer of light olive oil.  Proceed to season it with salt and pepper.

You may also use your favorite BBQ rub to season the cauliflower for a more flavor-packed finished product. 

Flip the cauliflower over to season the other side as well. 

Step 3: Smoke

Preheat your smoker to 230°F. 

Once you have finished seasoning, place the cauliflower directly in the smoker. Cook until the smoked vegetable is easy to pierce with a fork, for about 2.5 hours. 

You can start checking for doneness at the 2-hour mark.

Step 4: Serve 

Let the smoked cauliflower rest for 10 minutes and serve hot with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice! 

What Temperature to Smoke Cauliflower At

It is recommended that you preheat your Pit Boss pellet grill to 230°F for perfect smoked cauliflower every time.

At this temperature, the cauliflower will cook in about 2.5 hours. 

How Long to Smoke Cauliflower For

The smoke time will depend on how large the cauliflower is. However, you will need to smoke the cauliflower for around 2.5 hours to achieve a tender finished product. 

What Internal Temperature You Need to Reach for Smoked Cauliflower

As this recipe does not involve cooking poultry, there is no food safety risk that involves the cauliflower reaching a certain internal temperature. 

However, to ensure the cauliflower is done, the vegetable should be tender and able to easily be pierced with a fork. 

Tips to Make the Best Best Smoked Cauliflower

  • If you’re short on time, you can break down the cauliflower into smaller pieces before smoking to cut down on cooking time. Additionally, turning up the smoker temperature to 275° will also help cook the vegetable faster 
  • Making an extra batch of smoked cauliflower and freezing the leftovers can be an extra side dish that can be pulled out and reheated at any time. 
  • You should always use a super fresh cauliflower. The longer it sits in the fridge, the more the vegetable will tend to break down, which can lead to a cauliflower that will fall apart when cooked. 

What to Serve With Smoked Cauliflower

This dish is so versatile that you can serve it alongside almost any dish! However, it’s best alongside any other healthy smoked recipes. 

Smoked Sirloin Steak, Smoked Trout, or Smoked Turkey Breast are great options to serve alongside smoked cauliflower. 

Other good options are Traeger Wings or Pellet Grill Ribs. 

Best Wood Pellets for Smoked Cauliflower

It’s best to pick pellets that aren’t too overpowering when smoking cauliflower or other vegetables. 

Hence, choose fruit woods such as apple wood or cherry wood.

Other mild woods including pecan, maple, or oak pellets are also good when smoking cauliflower as they don’t leave a strong taste. 

How to Store Leftover Smoked Cauliflower

When storing smoked cauliflower in the fridge, it is important to keep it as moisture-free as possible.

Hence, make sure to keep the smoked cauliflower in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

What Can I Do With Leftover Smoked Cauliflower?

There are an endless number of things you can do with smoked cauliflower! 

  • Toppings: Hitting your smoked cauliflower with your favourite toppings can elevate the dish. Baked potato, butter, sour cream, cheddar, and bacon can be great options. 
  • Buffalo Sauce: Adding buffalo sauce during the last 15 minutes to make smoked buffalo cauliflower will give the dish a nice edge. To be more bold, top with a drizzle of blue cheese dressing.
  • Salad: Using ½ a part of mayo and ½ a part of either sour cream can transform the smoked cauliflower into a nice salad. Once you have that creamy base just season it with seasoned salt, pepper, or a spice blend like lemon pepper.

This smoked cauliflower recipe is sure to be a hit amongst your family and friends due to the versatility of the dish! 

Make sure to follow the steps mentioned above and take the tips into consideration to achieve the perfect smoked cauliflower! 


More Pit Boss Recipes

Do you have a Pit Boss? As you can see I like to cook on mine a lot! So I have lots of Pit Boss recipes for you to try! Remember even if you don’t have a Pit Boss you can follow these recipes too.

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Pit Boss Steak
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Pit Boss Smoked Cauliflower

Charlie
This simple veggie can be transformed into something delicious using this Pit Boss Cauliflower recipe, it makes the most tastiest side dish you will put on the table.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, lunch, main, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Barbecue, bbq, dinner, grill, lunch
Servings 4 servings
Calories 124 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Pit Boss Smoker

Ingredients
  

  • Cauliflower Head
  • Light Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • BBQ Rub optional

Instructions
 

  • Remove the stem from the bottom of the cauliflower. Rinse and pat dry the cauliflower.
  • Place the cauliflower on a cooking tray and coat it with a layer of light olive oil.  Proceed to season it with salt and pepper.
  • You may also use your favorite BBQ rub to season the cauliflower for a more flavor-packed finished product.
  • Flip the cauliflower over to season the other side as well.
  • Preheat your smoker to 230°F.
  • Once you have finished seasoning, place the cauliflower directly in the smoker. Cook until the smoked vegetable is easy to pierce with a fork, for about 2.5 hours.
  • You can start checking for doneness at the 2-hour mark.
  • Let the smoked cauliflower rest for 10 minutes and serve hot with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice!
Keyword smoked cauliflower

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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