Our Best Cauliflower Recipes
Crispy Cauliflower Bites with Herbed Yogurt Dip
Even your most carnivorous meat-eating guests won’t be able to resist these crispy, spiced cauliflower bites. Offering the perfect balance of hearty crunch and bright, tangy sauciness, our cauli-bites are a grade-A vegetarian appetizer for entertaining, tailgating, and beyond. You can find berbere at supermarkets like Whole Foods or online; and if this Ethiopian spice blend is new to you, be prepared, you’re gonna wanna add it to everything.
Keto Shepherd’s Pie
Swapping in a cheesy cauliflower mash for carb-rich white potatoes makes this family favorite keto-friendly, while keeping it every bit as hearty and comforting as you want a shepherd’s pie to be.
Blackened Tilapia And Cauliflower Polenta
Finish this dish with a pop of freshness from a fresh garnish and serve with lemon wedges. Don't worry if you don't have those things on hand—this healthy recipe will still be delicious without them.
With its warm, spicy, and almost meat-like flavor and texture, this cauliflower dish can be served as a side or a vegetarian main dish that still feels hearty. As a unique way to serve cauliflower, it looks impressive but is easy to pull together. Feel free to make the yogurt sauce ahead of time.
A range of textures--crunchy peas, tender vegetables, and silky coconut broth--makes this cool-weather main incredibly satisfying. The chickpea mixture can also be a delicious gluten-free snack: After baking, toss with a little kosher salt, ground cumin, and ground red pepper.
Crispy Cauliflower, Mushrooms, and Hazelnuts over Polenta
Cauliflower stars in this polenta dish full of mushrooms, hazelnuts, Parmesan cheese, and more.
Cauliflower Au Gratin
This cauliflower dish is a delicious substitute for a potato dish.
Veggie Pizza with Cauliflower Crust
Cauliflower is used to create a delicious crust in this veggie pizza recipe.
Cauliflower Hummus with Green Olives
Try a unique twist on our classic hummus recipe using cauliflower florets as the key ingredient. Before serivng, top hummus with 1 tablespoon cauliflower and olives for a beautiful presentation that's sure to impress guests.
Oscar Wilde famously espoused “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” That is the spirit of this recipe. It isn’t attempting to make chili super low-calorie. It is attempting to mitigate the calories while retaining full pleasure. And it takes advantage of the texture and mild flavor of the current darling of the pantry, riced cauliflower. Readily available in pretty much any produce section of your local grocery store, or easily made by pulsing cauliflower florets in your food processor, this vegetable adds bulk to a chili while cutting the calories from meat literally in half.
Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce
Tender cauliflower topped with a velvety smooth Cheese Sauce is a favorite side dish among kids and adults. This version, from Southern culinary legend Nathalie Dupree, is as easy to prepare as it gets. Steam the cauliflower in a steamer basket, then drain and top with cheese sauce and crunchy browned breadcrumbs.
Cauliflower Pizza Steaks
This pizza may not have any dough, but that doesn’t make it any less satisfying. The cheese, meat, and pepperoni come at the forefront, so you get the feeling that you’re eating pizza before you realize you’re eating cauliflower. The crisp, roasted, and slightly salty cauliflower is an easy alternative to a cauliflower-based crust that you can actually pick up with your hands. Plus, no extra equipment, like a food processor, is needed.
Louisville Hot Browns with Cauliflower Mornay
A Kentucky classic gets a modern twist with a light but creamy cauliflower puree that stands in for the traditional cheese sauce.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
This cheesy cauliflower pizza crust is—dare we say it—even better than bread.
Cauliflower Risotto Cakes
These excellent cakes are a triple threat - they are perfect as an appetizer, side dish, or as part of an entree.
Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Purée
Pair sea scallops with a cauliflower and potato purée for an elegant yet weeknight-friendly meal
Curried Cauliflower Gratin
Serve this hearty side over cooked brown rice for a meatless main dish.
Loaded Cauliflower Soup
If you love the flavors of a loaded baked potato—think cheddar cheese, crisp bacon, and the bright bite of chives—but are on a low-carb diet, then this soup is for you. We swap out the spuds for cauliflower and swirl the whole thing into a soup that has just 12g of carbs per serving—not bad for a hearty meal.
Golden Cauliflower "Risotto"
Tiny florets of cauliflower mimic rice in this rich, creamy dish. Golden cauliflower adds appealing color, but the recipe works just as well with the white variety. Try it with pan-roasted brussels sprouts.
Cauliflower Turkey Tetrazzini
The genius trick to this unique turkey tetrazzini is using flavor-packed Cauliflower Salad in the sauce. Pureed, it becomes creamy and luscious. Any leftover turkey, or even rotisserie chicken, will work here.
Crispy Cauliflower Cakes with Arugula Salad
For a satisfying meatless dish, top these cauliflower cakes with herb sauce to enjoy them over an arugula salad.
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Enjoy the sweetness of roasted cauliflower in this creamy soup.
Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower
This recipe creates a creamy, cheesy, and cauliflower-filled comfort dish.
These thick cauliflower steaks are cooked through yet firm enough for a meaty bite, making them the perfect keto or meat-free meal. Topped with flavorful sauce, they’re pretty much effortless. To make this dish vegetarian-friendly, simply swap vegetable stock in place of the chicken stock.
Creamy Cauliflower Soup
In this soup, onions and cauliflower blend into deliciously smooth puree.
Cauliflower Panko Pakoras
Coat cauliflower florets in crunchy breadcrumbs and bake until browned and crispy to prepare this delicious appetizer.
Gratin of Cauliflower with Gruyère
Gruyere’s nutty, earthy flavor pairs well with cauliflower in this dish.
Brown Butter Cauliflower Mash
This mashed cauliflower recipe is an alternative to mashed potatoes and features pureed cauliflower flavored with browned butter and Parmesan cheese.
Cauliflower and Green Onion Mash
Similar to mashed potatoes, this side dish features a slightly coarser texture and yet a more delicate taste. Roasting on high heat deepens the cauliflower flavor.
Red Pepper-Cauliflower Soup
Red peppers give this cauliflower soup gorgeous color and smooth texture.
Creamed Cauliflower with Herbed Crumb Topping
The creamy, cheesy flavor of this cauliflower dish contrasts with the garlic-flavored crumb topping.
Try this recipe for a simple, flavorful cauliflower pasta dish.
Cauliflower and Red-Pepper Chowder
Cauliflower and red bell peppers meld together to create this flavorful chowder.
Cauliflower, Pasta, and Cheese Gratin
Cauliflower Masala with Tofu
Try this Indian-inspired cauliflower dish for dinner tonight. We suggest serving with lime wedges and warm naan.
Green Curry Stew with Potatoes and Cauliflower
This recipe combines cauliflower, beans, potatoes, and chickpeas with curry paste, ginger, and cumin to create a flavorful stew.
Cheesy Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower
This dish combines the sweetness of roasted cauliflower with cheesy penne pasta.
Ditch the potatoes! How about this rich and creamy veggie side instead?
Roasted Cauliflower with Dijon Vinaigrette
Two great cauliflower textures in one dish: caramelized florets and silky puree.
Korma is a creamy, mild curry and a great way to introduce complex and fragrant spices to your cooking to make meatless mains more satisfying. Blend some of the hot cooking liquid with the yogurt first so it won't separate in the finished dish.
Mustard-Glazed Salmon Fillets with Roasted Cauliflower
Roasted cauliflower pairs as the perfect side to these salmon fillets topped with a sweet mustard and honey glaze.
Cauliflower and Chickpea Quinoa with Tahini Drizzle
Combine cauliflower and chickpeas to create this healthy quinoa dish.
Cauliflower and Fennel with Dijon-Cider Vinaigrette
This simple side of Cauliflower and Fennel with Dijon-Cider Vinaigrette may be just the ticket to get you past your childhood aversion to this veggie. The dijon-cider vinaigrette is what really seals the deal.
Fried Cauliflower with Tahini and Pomegranate Seeds
Enjoy fried cauliflower with the bright, zippy taste of cilantro and covered with pomegranate arils.
Make this salad a day ahead if you want the flavors to absorb into the cauliflower a little more. Just hold off on adding the cheese until right before serving.
Baked Italian-Style Cauliflower
This tasty Italian-style dish combines cauliflower with beef, tomato-based sauce, cheese, and more.
Roasted Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Tired of plain mashed potatoes? Cauliflower, milk, and butter are added here to create a rich, creamy side. Serve with gravy and a succulent cut of roast beef.
Crispy Topped Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Gratin
This recipe combines two tasty veggies in a creamy gratin.
Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas, and Olives
Roasted Cauliflower with Pumpkin Seeds and Queso Fresco
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Cauliflower Puree with Barbecue Rotisserie Chicken
Don’t rush processing the cauliflower; it’s key to giving the puree the consistency of grits. You can also use purchased riced cauliflower. If it’s frozen, you can toss it right into the saucepan unthawed.
Creamy Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Dip
Up the veggie presence in your next party spread with this cheesy, savory, so-snackable Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Dip. Inspired by a favorite Trader Joe’s frozen appetizer, this vegetarian dip is easy to make, but delivers big on flavor.
Roasted Cauliflower with Green Tahini Sauce and Caramelized Dates
Roasted veggies have never tasted so indulgent. Topped with an herbaceous tahini sauce and salty-sweet, caramelized dates and walnuts, these crispy cauliflower steaks are just the veggie side that you've been looking for. Use any leftover tahini sauce on salads, chicken, or fish for an added burst of vibrant, nutty flavor.
This spin on a traditional shakshuka incorporates cauliflower for added heartiness and texture. The capers deliver a briny, salty kick that livens up the tomato sauce in this flavorful vegetarian entree. Eat it on it’s own or serve with slices of crusty bread to sop up the sauce and runny egg yolk. The heat level in this brunch-ready skillet is on the low side, but feel free to increase the red pepper if you're feeling spicy. This play on eggs poached in tomato sauce is a delicous way to slip in an extra serving of veggies, so if you want to make it feel more like a dinnertime meal, serve the saucey eggs over a serving of al dente pasta.
Farfalle with Cauliflower and Turkey Sausage
Roasting cauliflower with sausage gives this pasta dish a unique flavor.
Roasted Cauliflower with Fresh Herbs and Parmesan
Use parmesan and any fresh herbs you have on hand for this roasted cauliflower dish. While parsley, tarragon, and thyme make a nice combination, you can also try sage, chives, and rosemary for this holiday recipe.
Loaded Faux-Tato Soup
This super easy soup is just like a loaded baked potato, but has half the carbs thanks to a secret ingredient - cauliflower. It's silky, thick, hearty, and filling, and doesn't contain any grainy cauliflower bits. The toppings - bacon, cheese, sour cream, and fresh scallions - cut the soup's richness by adding crunch, tang, and savory flavors. Go ahead and make it for the family on a chilly night. Nobody will know you're faking it.
Coconut Curried Mussels with Cauliflower
Look for kaffir lime leaves at Asian markets, or substitute a teaspoon of grated lime rind. Shrimp paste is also available at Asian markets and freezes well. The homemade curry paste is worth making: It offers the best flavor and is much lower in sodium than commercial pastes.