11 Cauliflower Recipes You'll Want to Eat at Every Meal
Cauliflower is truly a powerhouse veggie. Not only is it healthy and full of valuable nutrients, it’s also super versatile! Rice it, roast it, turn it into pizza crust — there are so many ways to enjoy the little white florets. Here are 11 cauliflower recipes for a lower carb take on your favorite classic dishes.
Cauliflower Bread Recipes
1. Keto Cauliflower Breadsticks
These keto cauliflower breadsticks pair great with a healthier style Italian dish. Cheesy, garlicky, and infused with tons of Italian seasoning, you won’t even notice they’re low carb!
Get the recipe at Two Sleevers.
2. Keto Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cauliflower Bread
This keto cauliflower grilled cheese swaps out traditional bread for cauliflower bread — a mixture of cauliflower, beaten egg, grated cheese, pepper, mustard seed, sage, oregano and thyme. The result is a delicious low carb remake of an American classic! While it’s lower in carbs, it’s still high in calories and saturated fat so consider this an indulgent dish. You can also try reducing the amount of cheese used in the recipe to help ‘lighten it up.’
Get the recipe at Low Carb Yum.
Cauliflower Rice Recipes
3. African Cauliflower Rice
Riced cauliflower, turmeric, cinnamon, golden raisins, chopped pecans, onion, and cumin combine to form one of the most delicious and aromatic cauliflower rice recipes! Best part? It’s paleo, gluten-free and vegan, making it a suitable side dish for a variety of dietary needs.
Get the recipe at The Radiant Chef.
4. Instant Pot Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowl
With just ten ingredients and ready in ten minutes, this healthy cauliflower recipe contains protein and fiber. It’s full of colorful veggies like peppers, corn, and cilantro, making it a great side dish or main entree. Try hand mincing your cauliflower to create the perfect rice texture as the recipe recommends.
Get the recipe at The Belly Rules the Mind.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipes
5. Vegan Cauliflower Pizza with Basil Pesto
Make this low-carb, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free (all the frees!), vegan cauliflower and flaxseed pizza crust easily from scratch! Top it off with homemade basil pesto and some veggies for a vitamin-packed pizza under 250 calories.
Get the recipe at Diabetes Strong.
6. Low Carb Pizza Margherita
This cauliflower pizza crust recipe uses cauliflower, grated cheese, eggs, and herbs to create the perfect base for a healthier pizza. Lighter toppings are recommended (like cheese and basil but skip the meat), as cauliflower crusts can sometimes be less sturdy than traditional crusts.
Get the recipe at Savory Tooth.
Roasted Cauliflower Recipes
7. Roasted Garlic Cauliflower
A great vegan cauliflower recipe, this simple dish is super easy, fool-proof, and gluten-free! It only contains four ingredients, making it the perfect side dish to eat with meat or pasta — enjoy it in salads, bowls and soups, too!
Get the recipe at Delightful Adventures.
8. Turmeric Cauliflower Steaks
This turmeric cauliflower steak recipe with chilis, thyme, and peanut butter drizzle contains just the right amount of spice and texture. Lay it over a bed of quinoa for added fiber and protein, and make it totally vegan by substituting the greek yogurt with coconut or soy yogurt. The dish has a higher calorie count (almost 600 calories) so keep this in mind when balancing your calories for the day. You can also try reducing the amount of olive oil that the recipe calls for.Get the recipe at Sweet Caramel Sunday.
Buffalo Cauliflower Recipes
9. Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
These buffalo cauli bites are one of the best baked cauliflower recipes for a deliciously crispy and tender party snack. Coated in a sweet and tangy sauce, and baked instead of fried, these chunks of cauliflower are one of the best alternatives to traditional wings you’ll find.
Get the recipe here.
10. Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos
Taco Tuesday just got a remix. These buffalo cauliflower tacos are spicy, crispy, and vegan! The secret to making crispy cauliflower? Roast it first, then toss the florets in the buffalo sauce, and then roast it again so the panko breading can properly soak up the buffalo sauce.
Get the recipe at Stacey Homemaker.
Cauliflower Soup Recipe
11. Roasted Cauliflower, Parsnip and Walnut Soup
Nutty, creamy and a tad sweet, this vegan cauliflower recipe is delicious, healthy and a perfect warming dish for the colder months. Roasted cauliflower and parsnips give it a mellow flavor, while the walnuts add a nice nutty texture you’ll enjoy again and again this winter season.
Get the recipe at Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey.