20+ Sneaky Cauliflower Recipes That'll Help You Eat More Veggies
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.
Green Cauliflower Rice
If you can’t find premade fresh cauliflower crumbles or riced cauliflower near other fresh prepared vegetables at your market, look for frozen. Or, you can easily make your own.
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.
Cauliflower Au Gratin
Swap cauliflower for potatoes to cut carbs in this cheesy au gratin.
Crisp Cauliflower Fritters
Light, golden-brown Crisp Cauliflower Fritters are a delicious vegetarian dinner alternative—and they're ready in just 20 minutes.
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 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.
Gratin of Cauliflower with Gruyère
Gruyère's nutty, earthy flavor is a nice match for subtle cauliflower, and crisp breadcrumbs add texture. Substitute broccoli for the cauliflower, if you prefer. You can prepare all the elements for the dish a day ahead, if necessary. Refrigerate the sauce, the cauliflower, and the breadcrumb mixture separately, and simply assemble before baking.
Cooked cauliflower becomes creamy and luscious when pureed with stock and garlic. It's a simple way to healthier fettuccine Alfredo.
Red Pepper-Cauliflower Soup
Red peppers give this cauliflower soup gorgeous color and smooth texture.
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.
Veggie Pizza with Cauliflower Crust
For a flavorful veggie pizza, use homemade cauliflower crust and top with mushroom mixture, tomatoes, spinach, basil and mozzarella.
Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower
Cooking with extra-sharp Cheddar lets you use less cheese without giving up flavor. Tender cauliflower adds fiber and vitamin C.
Gluten-Free Cauliflower Stuffing
This low-carb, gluten-free stuffing made from ground cauliflower and tender vegetables seasoned to perfection just might be better than Mom's.
This meatless cauliflower-and-bean chili gets its smoky, satisfying flavor from cocoa powder paired with dried herbs like cumin, chili powder, and oregano. Rice cauliflower, readily available in pretty much any produce section of your local grocery store, adds bulk to a chili while cutting the calories from meat literally in half.
French Bread with Cauliflower Cheese Sauce
Ooey-gooey cheesy bread gets an extra dose of vegetables (and more creaminess) from steamed cauliflower. Use this mixture for your next grilled cheese sandwich.
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.
Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
This meat-free twist on Buffalo dip delivers every bit of creamy, tangy flavor you crave, but it’s loaded with buttery cauliflower instead of shredded chicken. It’s a hearty, party-perfect app that everyone will love.
Smoky Cauliflower Hummus
Cauliflower steals the show from chickpeas in this homemade hummus. Paprika, cumin, and red chile flakes lend this appetizer super-smoky flavor. Simply roast seasoned cauliflower in the oven, then blend with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic.
Green Bean Casserole with Cauliflower Cream
Once simmered in milk and pureed, cauliflower transforms into a silky, luscious cream sauce—a dead ringer for the classic yet with a much better profile, saving nearly 500mg sodium and 4g fat per serving. We intensify the mushroom presence by using meaty cremini and shiitake mushrooms and roasting them first to cook out the excess liquid. If you can’t find shiitakes, use 2 (8-oz.) packages of cremini mushrooms. Skip the fried onions and use torn whole-wheat bread for a rustic, crunchy topper.