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23 Cauliflower Recipes That Will Make Your Day

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Are you tired of the same old recipes and searching for a new ingredient to spice up your meals? Look no further than the humble cauliflower!

Often overlooked, this versatile cruciferous vegetable has emerged as a star in the culinary world, captivating taste buds with its incredible adaptability.

We’ll see below a collection of 23 healthy and delicious cauliflower recipes that will make your day, or at least your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack!

Smoked Cauliflower

Why Should You Make Cauliflower Recipes?

Cauliflower, a member of the Brassica family, is a cruciferous vegetable that boasts an impressive array of health benefits.

Its mild flavor and distinctive texture make it a perfect canvas for experimentation in the kitchen.

Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or simply seeking to incorporate more plant-based options into your diet, cauliflower is your go-to ingredient.

From comforting soups to mouthwatering main courses and even delightful desserts, this versatile vegetable can do it all!

Preparing Cauliflower

Cauliflower is an amazing ingredient that can be prepared in many ways.

It can be:

  • Baked: You can bake cauliflower to make casseroles, roasted cauliflower, and many more.
  • BBQ’d: Baking a cauliflower on the barbecue gives the vegetable amazing flavors.
  • Raw: Cauliflower doesn’t have to be cooked. It can be enjoyed raw in a cauliflower salad tossed with herbs and red onions or to dip into healthy dips.
  • Pan Fried: Making a pan-friend cauliflower steak makes a delicious meal for meatless Monday.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can cauliflower be used as a substitute for grains?

Yes! Cauliflower can be transformed into a grain-like consistency by processing it into rice, couscous, or even pizza crust.
It’s a fantastic low-carb alternative for those looking to reduce their grain intake.

How can I make cauliflower more appealing to picky eaters?

The key is to experiment with different cooking methods and flavor combinations.
Roasting cauliflower with spices, grating it into salads, or even pureeing it into creamy sauces can entice even the most discerning palates.

What are some creative ways to use cauliflower in main dishes?

Cauliflower can be transformed into delicious steaks, used as a base for stir-fries, or mashed as a substitute for potatoes.
Its neutral taste allows it to absorb flavors beautifully, making it a versatile ingredient in numerous savory recipes.

Are there any cauliflower recipes suitable for those following a vegan or gluten-free diet?

Absolutely! Cauliflower is a fantastic option for both vegan and gluten-free diets. You can enjoy cauliflower buffalo wings, cauliflower crust pizza, and even cauliflower mac and cheese without sacrificing taste or dietary preferences.

How can I store cauliflower to keep it fresh for longer?

To extend the shelf life of cauliflower, store it unwashed in a perforated plastic bag or a loosely wrapped plastic wrap in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to a week.

Can cauliflower be enjoyed raw?

Yes, cauliflower can be eaten raw and makes a delightful addition to salads or vegetable platters. Its crunchy texture and mild taste provide a refreshing contrast to other ingredients.

What health benefits does cauliflower offer?

Cauliflower is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins C and K, and several important minerals.
It also contains compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a nutritious addition to your diet.

Can I freeze cauliflower?

Absolutely! Blanch the cauliflower florets in boiling water for a few minutes, then plunge them into ice water. Drain and pat dry before placing them in a freezer-safe bag or container. Frozen cauliflower can be used in various recipes, such as soups and stir-fries.

Breakfast Recipes

These breakfast recipes with cauliflower show you that you can turn this simple vegetable into a delicious savory or sweet breakfast!

Cauliflower Waffles
1 Cauliflower Waffles
5 from 197 votes
These crispy Cauliflower waffles are an easy breakfast recipe to add some vegetables to your day.
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2 Keto Smoothie Bowl
5 from 259 votes
This Keto Smoothie Bowl is an easy and refreshing breakfast to start the day with fruity flavors without the carbs.
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Lunch Recipes

Roasted Cauliflower
3 Roasted Cauliflower
5 from 137 votes
Keto Roasted Cauliflower is one of the easiest side dishes that delivers fantastic taste and flavors. You can roast cauliflower florets in under 20 minutes, so it's a quick, easy, and healthy dinner to add to your weekly meal rotation.
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Whole Roasted Cauliflower
4 Oven-Roasted Whole Cauliflower Head
5 from 103 votes
This Whole Roasted Cauliflower recipe is an easy, healthy side dish. Plus, this cauliflower recipe is low-carb and vegan-friendly, so you can share it with the whole family.
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Coconut Keto Rice
5 Coconut Cauliflower Rice
4.73 from 18 votes
An easy 4-ingredient Coconut Cauliflower rice for a low-carb Asian style side dish.
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Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
6 Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
5 from 135 votes
This luscious, smooth, ultra-creamy mashed Cauliflower recipe with cream cheese, butter, garlic, and Parmesan is the best side dish.
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Cauliflower Alfredo
7 Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
4.99 from 171 votes
This Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce is a healthy, dairy-free Alfredo Sauce recipe made from cauliflowers florets. It's a delicious low-carb vegan sauce for pasta or steamed vegetables.
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Keto Cauliflower Potato Salad
8 Cauliflower Potato Salad
4.94 from 288 votes
A Healthy Cauliflower Mock Potato Salad using steamed cauliflower as a low-carb swap to potatoes and a creamy yogurt sauce perfect as a keto dinner.
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The Best Steamed Cauliflower Keto Low Carb Side Dish
9 Steamed Cauliflower
5 from 248 votes
This 15-minute Steamed Cauliflower recipe is the perfect light side dish for low-carb keto food lovers.
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Cauliflower Rice
10 Keto Rice
4.99 from 311 votes
An easy 3-ingredient Keto Rice recipe perfect as a keto side dish to meat, fish, or curry.
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Keto Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
11 Buffalo Cauliflower
4.86 from 14 votes
A low-carb version of the traditional Buffalo cauliflower recipe made with almond flour.
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Smoked Cauliflower Recipe
12 Smoked Cauliflower
4.93 from 254 votes
A tender smoked whole cauliflower with a crusty smoked layer and soft cauliflower flesh, perfect as a healthy low-carb side dish or light dinner. This smoked cauliflower recipe works with charcoal barbecues, electric barbecues, and even in your oven! It's also vegan, gluten-free, and keto-approved.
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13 Keto Cauliflower Fritters
4.93 from 124 votes
Healthy Gluten-Free Keto Cauliflower Fritters. An easy and tasty 4-ingredient crispy fritter recipe perfect as a clean eating meal on its own or to fill keto burger buns.
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a bowl filled with keto hummus topped with olive oil and paprika
14 Keto Hummus
4.97 from 433 votes
This keto hummus is ultra creamy, smooth and thick packed with garlic, tahini, olvie oil, and cauliflower. It taste like a traditional hummus recipe but this hummus without chickpeas contains only 3 g net carbs per serve.
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15 Keto Gluten-Free Cauliflower Tots
4.97 from 381 votes
Cheesy baked cauliflower nuggets to snack on!
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Dinner Recipes

Healthy Cauliflower Mac And Cheese
16 Cauliflower Mac And Cheese
4.98 from 294 votes
This Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is a low-carb version of the popular Mac and cheese pasta made with cauliflower florets.
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The best Keto Jambalaya recipe
17 Keto Jambalaya recipe
4.98 from 487 votes
This keto Jambalaya recipe is an easy one-pan Spanish, French-Inspired dinner combining boneless chicken breast pieces, sausage, and shrimps cooked in a rich Cajun Spices tomato sauce.
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leek parsnip soup
18 Leek Cauliflower Soup
4.99 from 345 votes
A low-carb detox soup perfect for enjoying as a cleanse soup after holidays. This Leek cauliflower soup is light, with delicious spices flavors.
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Keto cheese cauliflower casserole
19 Keto Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
4.95 from 485 votes
A creamy keto cauliflower side dish or light dinner with 5.7g of net carbs per serving
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Keto Roasted Cauliflower Soup
20 Keto Cauliflower Soup
4.96 from 475 votes
A creamy roasted low-carb cauliflower soup with cream cheese.
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Keto cauliflower pizza crust
21 Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks
4.88 from 8 votes
These Cauliflower Breadsticks are keto-friendly appetizers made using cauliflower rice and mozzarella cheese.
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Cauliflower Pizza Crust
22 Cauliflower Pizza Crust
4.64 from 47 votes
This Cauliflower Pizza Crust is a delicious healthy and low-carb pizza crust perfect for any occasion! 
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How to Cut Cauliflower
23 Roasted Cauliflower
5 from 124 votes
Learn How to Cut Cauliflower into florets with this easy step-by-step tutorial, and make any cauliflower recipes in no time.
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Carine Claudepierre

About The Author

Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweet As Honey!

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