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30 Easy Cauliflower Recipes

Whether you’re looking for ways to incorporate cauliflower into your picky kid’s diets or enjoy rice and pasta dishes without the carbs, these cauliflower recipes are for you. 

True, on its own, cauliflower has no flavor. I totally get why kids aren’t huge fans.

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But since it’s a superfood, it’s wise to make your kids learn to like it. Fortunately, this veggie isn’t only nutritious, but versatile as well.

This round-up of cauliflower recipes is proof. 

This collection is complete from soups and salads to mac-n-cheese and gnocchi to pancakes and pudding.

Whatever you need, whatever you’re craving, cauliflower has you covered.

Say goodbye to boring veggie dishes and hello to these fun, creative, cauliflower treats!

1. Roasted Cauliflower

Let’s kick things off with a basic recipe that will surely blow your tastebuds away. 

You don’t need a lot to make cauliflower taste amazing.

Just some olive oil, butter, and a few seasonings are more than enough to transform bland florets into a banging side dish.

Roast them in the oven and their natural sugars are released, giving them an even deeper, greater flavor.

2. Cauliflower Rice 

Cauliflower rice is all the rage nowadays, and for good reason.

With the gaining popularity of keto/low-carb diets, replacing grains and pasta with vegetables is becoming more and more common.

Cauliflower can replicate the texture of rice like no other, making it the perfect candidate for faux rice.

With this easy-peasy recipe, you get to enjoy your favorite rice-based dishes, but without the carbs and the calories! 

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3. Cauliflower Casserole with Cream Cheese and Bacon

Everything tastes a thousand times better with cream cheese and bacon. Trust me, this cauliflower casserole will be gone in minutes. 

Apart from cream cheese, this casserole is also loaded with gruyere. It’s so ridiculously rich and cheesy, even the kids will ask for seconds! 

It’s such a quick and easy recipe, but it tastes so good, you can serve it on special occasions.

4. Cauliflower Gnocchi 

Cauliflower can’t only replace rice, but potatoes as well. In this recipe, instead of spuds, you’ll use cauliflower to make gnocchi.

My my my. Cauliflower gnocchi is one for the books.

These dumplings have the same pillowy texture as regular gnocchi, but they’re a lot lower in calories and are more nutritious to boot.

Bathe them in a simple marinara and you’re golden.

5. Cauliflower Couscous 

Couscous, a dish of small balls of semolina, is a staple in North African cuisine. As amazing as its texture is, though, it’s loaded with carbs.

If you want to enjoy the same level of deliciousness, but not the excessive carbs and calories, you can always turn to cauliflower.

Not only is this couscous alternative low-carb, but it’s also gluten-free.

6. Cauliflower Pizza Crust 

If you’ve never tried cauliflower pizza crust, you’d be surprised at how much it tastes exactly like regular crust!

The first time I tried it, I was blown away. It’s thin, crispy, and everything you can ask for in a pizza crust. 

With this recipe, you can even take the crust another step further by flavoring it with cheese and dried herbs.

7. Baked Cauliflower Tots 

Here’s another fantastic recipe wherein potatoes are replaced with cauliflower florets.

Who needs spuds when cauliflower can get the job done, but minus the calories?

This recipe calls for only 5 ingredients, yet it yields such cheesy, addictive tots.

They’re baked, not fried, which means there’s no guilt in snacking on them at all.

8. Buffalo Cauliflower Wings 

Buffalo wings, but no chicken? Call me crazy, but I think they’re amazing.

Even if I’ve made them several times already, I still find it hard to believe how these faux wings taste just like regular Buffalo wings.

Vegetarians and vegans, rejoice! You can still enjoy the beloved game-day classic without eating meat. 

These wings are also gluten-free and keto, paleo, and Whole-30-friendly.

9. Mashed Cauliflower 

This mashed cauliflower is seriously smooth, creamy, buttery, and full of garlic flavor. 

This is keto food at its best! If you’re seriously thinking about trying out the keto, this recipe might just make you decide.

Cauliflower florets are mashed with sour cream, parmesan, and garlic. It’s so good, you won’t even think it’s diet food!

10. Roasted Cauliflower Steaks 

Here’s another meat alternative for all you vegetarians out there. Slabs of cauliflower are seasoned perfectly and roasted to perfection.

Roasting gives the cauliflower a deeper, bolder flavor. Yum!

These steaks are rich, creamy, and the seasoning really is on point. It’s so tasty you won’t even miss the meat.

11. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

I am obsessed with this cauliflower mac and cheese! I can’t get enough of how outrageously delicious this bad boy is.

As perfect as the combo of mac and cheese is, let’s be honest, it’s not the “mac” that makes it phenomenal. Rather, it’s the cheeses.

So, why not replace the macaroni with cauliflower? You’ll get the same awesome flavor and texture, but the calories and carbs are cut in half.

12. Cauliflower Gratin 

Cauliflower gratin is a wonderfully cheesy, gluten-free casserole.

Honestly, any casserole recipe with an instruction that says “bake until cheese is golden and melted,” is a sure winner.

Who cares if it’s all vegetables? The bubbly, melty cheese on top makes it all better.

13. Roasted Cauliflower Soup 

Say vegan soup is surprisingly creamy and hearty. And no, it does not contain cream or cheese at all.

It’s the ultimate comfort food for dieters. One bowl of this will warm you right up on a cold, winter evening.

The best part? It only calls for basic ingredients! It’s so easy, anyone can do it.

14. Cauliflower Breadsticks 

These breadsticks are hearty, cheesy, and downright delicious. They’re so addictive, it’s hard to imagine they’re low-carb and gluten-free.

Once again, cauliflower saves the day. With cauliflower, you won’t need flour to make bread!

Just add in some eggs, cheese, and spices, and your breadsticks are ready for the oven. How awesome is that?

15. Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo sauce is quite possibly the most addictive pasta sauce known to man. Loaded with cream and cheese, it’s also one of the most sinful.

Thankfully, this Alfredo sauce tastes just as rich and creamy as any, but it’s low-carb and dairy-free.

Best of all, you’ll only need five ingredients.

16. General Tso’s Cauliflower 

I’m such a fan of General Tso’s tofu stir-fry. I mean, who isn’t? It’s delicious!

This cauliflower version of the popular dish is so much better, though.

The florets are coated with a gingery sauce and baked to crispy perfection.

Don’t be surprised to find yourself craving it over and over again.

17. Cauliflower Muffins 

These muffins only call for five ingredients, and no, flour isn’t one of them. You’ll use cauliflower instead.

They’re rich, savory, and oh, so yummy. The texture is similar to hash browns and tater tots, even though there are absolutely no potatoes in the recipe.

They’re also low-carb, low-calorie, and keto-friendly. What more can you ask for?

18. Aloo Gobi 

Aloo gobi is an Indian dish of potatoes, cauliflower, onions, and tomatoes cooked in a variety of spices. Its flavor is out of this world.

While it’s 100% vegan, this dish is also 100% addictive. The spices make the vegetables taste epic!

19. Gobi 65

Gobi 65 is another Indian dish made with fried cauliflower flavored with yogurt, herbs, and spices.

It’s the vegetarian version of chicken 65, which uses chicken as its main protein. Other varieties include paneer 65 and aloo 65.

The number 65 is said to represent the number of days the protein or vegetable is marinated in the spice mix. 

20. Mediterranean Cauliflower Salad 

This Mediterranean salad is bright, beautiful, and delicious. 

The star of the salad is cauliflower, but it also contains tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, parsley, and garlic.

Together, they create a wonderful medley of colors and flavors.

The vegetables are tossed in a refreshing dressing of olive oil and lemon juice. The dressing is simple, but it ties the flavors together really well.

21. Cauliflower Parmesan Crisps

These crisps are even more addictive than chips.

Cauliflower puree is covered with a blend of olive oil, parmesan, parsley, and garlic powder, and baked until crispy.

It’s such a simple recipe, but my God, it’s amazing. I can’t get enough!

22. Cheesy Cauliflower Grits 

These cauliflower grits are ridiculously cheesy, creamy, and buttery. It blows my mind how this dish is totally low-carb and delicious.

Even if you don’t like cauliflower, trust that you will love these grits. There’s nothing like cream, butter, and cheese to make everything better.

23. Mexican Spiced Cauliflower Tacos 

Cauliflower tacos: they’re not as boring as they sound.

In fact, they’re actually quite addictive, even without the meat.

The filling isn’t just your basic blanched cauliflower, so don’t worry. The florets are seasoned perfectly and roasted to perfection!

Loaded with more of your favorite toppings, these tacos will be your newest favorite.

24. Cauliflower Cheese Pie 

Hash brown crust, cauliflower filling, and cheese topping – all I can say is WOW.

This cauliflower cheese pie is all vegetarian, and it’s all good, from the crispy crust up to the melty cheese on top.

It’s the ultimate vegetarian comfort food for sure.

25. Cauliflower Crusted Grilled Cheese

The idea of a low-carb grilled cheese sandwich sounds too good to be true, but with cauliflower, anything is possible.

It’s cheesy as expected, but what makes this sandwich a stand above the rest is the cauliflower bread.

When toasted, it gets a lovely crispy crust that tastes just as good as any toast.

26. Bang Bang Cauliflower 

If you’ve never had or heard of bang bang cauliflower, you are in for a treat.

In this vegetarian version of the bang-bang wings, cauliflower florets are coated with a special sauce called bang bang.

It’s a spicy concoction made of chili paste, mayo, and sugar.

Once coated, the florets are air fried to crispy wing perfection. 

27. Cauliflower Stuffing 

If you’re looking for a healthy stuffing to serve at Thanksgiving, this recipe has you covered.

This stuffing has all the flavors you want in classic stuffing, but instead of breadcrumbs, you’ll use cauliflower florets.

It’s just as delicious, but not as heavy on the carbs and calories.

28. Cauliflower Garlic Bread 

You won’t believe how soft and flavorful this cauliflower garlic bread is.

The bread dough is made mainly of cauliflower rice and almond flour, so you know it’s low-carb and keto-friendly.

Flavored with not just garlic, but with thyme, parsley, and parmesan as well, this bread means serious business.

29. Cauliflower Pancakes 

These cauliflower fritters are just like pancakes, only better. 

There’s no flour involved, so they’re gluten-free and keto-friendly.

More importantly, they’re super tasty! The batter is flavored with salt and pepper – basic seasonings that yield strong flavors.

Serve them with fried eggs and breakfast is ready.

30. Cauliflower Chocolate Pudding 

Dessert, anyone? Cauliflower may be the last thing on your mind when thinking about sweets, but with this pudding, it may just jump up to the top of your list.

This chocolate pudding is outrageously smooth, luscious, and decadent.

Instead of cream and flour, pureed cauliflower is used to give the pudding its thick consistency. It’s pure genius!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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