Nutrient rich and full of potential, cauliflower makes a great addition to many different meals. Whether you like it air fried, in your tacos, or served up rice-style, here are 17 creative cauliflower recipes to enjoy.
I’ve never understood why cauliflower is so underrated. Perhaps it’s the fact that it has a cooler older sibling named Broccoli who just tends to get most of the attention, or maybe it’s the fact that it has a reputation for being flavorless.
Either way, I’m here to get the word out: Cauliflower! Is! Delicious!
And the truth is, you can eat it so many different ways. It can be transformed to take on brand new flavors, and it truly adds substance to any meal it’s apart of.
Air fry cauliflower to serve alongside your favorite dipping sauces, add it to your meals Chipotle-style, include it in your tacos, or hide it in your fruit smoothies. No matter what you choose, cauliflower is here to stay with these 17 creative cauliflower recipes!
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
This recipe is first on the list because it's my favorite. How can it not be? With a taste this creamy, the flavor in this ultra-easy keto cauliflower mac and cheese recipe is undeniable! It's simple and ready to eat in just 15 minutes.
Baked General Tso's Cauliflower
Who says vegetarians can't have delicious General Tso's chicken? The truth is, you can totally make that dish with cauliflower! I'm not exaggerating when I say that this baked cauliflower version tastes better than what you'd get from your local takeout spot. It's so tasty, and it's made without the frying!
Ultimate Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Why eat pieces of cauliflower when you can eat the entire thing? Wow your guests with this ultimate whole roasted cauliflower. It's covered with whipped feta and drizzled with herb sauce for a savory taste that's absolutely addicting. It's certainly safe to say that this dish makes a statement!
Stir Fry Meal Prep with Cauliflower Fried Rice and Tofu
Prepare your meals for the week with this vegetarian stir fry option! Rather than using meat or chicken, we use cauliflower fried rice, soy-glazed tofu, steamed broccoli, and sriracha mayo for a meat-free alternative to your mid-day meal!
How to Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust (That Won't Fall Apart)
Yes cauliflower pizza crust exists, and no it doesn't have to be flimsy and crumbly! This cauliflower pizza crust is deliciously cheesy but also sturdy. It will hold all of the toppings your heart desires and is the perfect low-carb and calorie 'za alternative!
Low Carb Cauliflower Risotto
Everyone loves a good cozy risotto dish, but not everyone wants all the extra carbs. With this low carb cauliflower risotto, everyone can get in on the creamy cheesy goodness! It's a keto-friendly alternative that packs in just as much flavor as the "real" thing.
Hidden Cauliflower Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Need to sneak extra veggies into your day? Try this hidden cauliflower strawberry banana smoothie! It packs in lots of veggie-supplied nutrients but maintains the delicious fruity flavor. Just mix milk, strawberries, bananas, and cauliflower, and woo-lah!
Chipotle Copycat Cauliflower Rice
Chipotle at home, anyone? This Chipotle copycat cauliflower rice recipe gives you the how-to so that you can achieve the delicious flavor at home. It's a wonderful low-carb alternative that serves as the perfect side dish (or burrito bowl bottom layer!).
Easy Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup
Throw a bit of cauliflower into a crockpot along side cashews and veggie broth, and what do you get? Easy slow cooker cauliflower soup, of course! This delicious meal requires virtually no prep time and is a great vegan option.
Swedish Vegetarian Meatballs
You can go all the way to IKEA for your favorite Swedish vegetarian meatballs, or you can make your own in the comfort of your home! This meal provides a healthy combination of quinoa and cauliflower. The meatballs are smothered in a simple cream sauce and served atop fluffy mashed cauliflower!
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing
Enjoy a no-cook meal tonight with this shaved Brussels sprout salad. Made with a creamy honey mustard dressing, this dish is the perfect combo of flavor. Chop up some apples, grab your dried cranberries, rice your cauliflower, and shave your Brussels sprouts. In under 15 minutes, dinner is served!
Brown Butter and Sage Fluffy Mashed Cauliflower
Why eat mashed potatoes when a perfectly delicious and much healthier alternative exists? This brown butter and sage fluffy mashed cauliflower is unbeatable. Drizzle the top with a bit of butter, and oh yes. That's good.
Roasted Cauliflower Street Tacos
Enjoy the food truck-esq food of your dreams with this roasted cauliflower street tacos recipe. Crunchy, savory, and perfectly delicious, these tacos are made with a blend of homemade slaw, chickpeas, avocado, and of course cauliflower. It's the perfect way to load up on veggies this Taco Tuesday!
Sticky Garlic Cauliflower
Imagine your favorite sticky garlic chicken takeout, but better! This sticky garlic cauliflower recipe takes homemade Chinese to the next level. Flavored with a blend of soy sauce, honey, garlic, and sriracha, cauliflower has never tasted better!
Tempeh Vegan Burrito Bowl
Spice up tonight's dinner with this delicious flavor-packed tempeh vegan burrito bowl! It's an easy-to-make meal that's made complete with copycat Chipotle cauliflower rice! Oh, and don't forget the avocado!
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
Need an appetizer for serving to guests or enjoying on game night? This air fryer buffalo cauliflower is perfect! It's a snack that pairs so well with your favorite creamy dip! Plus, it's vegan. Win-win!
The Ultimate Guide to Quick Pickled Vegetables
Did you know you can pickle cauliflower? It's true! Get the run-down on how to quick-pickle your favorite veggies, from cauliflower and beets to green beans and onions. These refrigerator quick pickled veggies are great for preserving fresh produce and adding flavor to your favorite dishes!
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