Cauliflower… It’s such a versatile, yet often underappreciated vegetable. So much more than just a side for steaming, cauliflower is a great alternative for both low carb and vegetarian lifestyles.
We have compiled this great collection of Cauliflower Recipes from GypsyPlate and around the internet for you.
From low carb sides like cauliflower rices and mash, to hearty meatless mains like tacos, soups and stir frys. So many innovative ways to prepare your cauliflower!
Cook your way through this tasty list, see which ones make their way into your regular rotation. Have fun…
1. Loaded Cauliflower Soup
Starting off our list is this awesome loaded cauliflower soup. It tastes like a treat with loads of cheese, bacon, and sour cream to add to it’s hearty tastiness.
2. Keto Zuppa Toscana
Another recipe on our list that’s low carb and keto friendly is this low carb zuppa toscana soup recipe. It’s absolutely packed with great flavors, and uses crispy bacon, Italian sausage, tender cauliflower, and kale or spinach to make a soup that’s creamy and rich.
3. Cauliflower Peas Masala
Sometimes you just want a meatless meal. Whether or not you’re vegetarian, this plant based meal is sure to impress! This cauliflower peas masala is a popular North Indian dish, and uses a few Indian spices to help make the dish unique.
4. Orange Cauliflower Bowls
What is orange cauliflower? It’s like orange chicken, but the chicken is replaced with cauliflower and this dish is covered in a wonderfully made sauce that’s made from chicken stock.
5. Cheesy Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe
This next recipe is amazingly cheesy. This cauliflower au gratin is a great dish for the holidays or a big celebration. You’ll love the cheesiness, and the dish is filled with vegetables and covered with herbed breadcrumbs for some extra crunch.
6. Roasted Cauliflower Steaks
Another great meatless meal are these roasted cauliflower steaks. They’re seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Then they get cut into thick slices, and it all comes together to make a hearty and delicious plant-based meal.
7. Roasted Cauliflower Burrito Bowls
As you may know, we are big fans of bowls here. It’s super nice to have a meal that gets put neatly into a bowl, and doesn’t take as much effort to put together. These roasted cauliflower burrito bowls are spectacularly spicy and they’re super fulfilling.
8. 10 Minute Healthy Cauliflower Rice
Looking for a meal that’s super tasty and quick to make? Well, look no further! It’s a healthy version of takeout fried rice, but just because it’s healthy doesn’t mean it’s not delicious. Healthy food can taste great, and this cauliflower rice is definitely great!
9. Buffalo Cauliflower
This buffalo cauliflower recipe is the bomb! This recipe takes the form of crispy cauliflower bites that are baked to absolute perfection. They are coated in awesome spicy buffalo sauce. They’re packed with flavor, and they pair well with a ranch dip.
10. Buttery Mashed Cauliflower
It’s creamy, it’s buttery, it’s buttery mashed cauliflower! They’re healthier and lower in carbs, but they taste just as good as regular mashed potatoes. Best of all, since there’s no potatoes, you won’t have to worry about peeling them!
11. Loaded Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
As its name says, this loaded cauliflower rice uses cilantro and lime. It has a bright, fresh flavor, and it’s a bit healthier than traditional white rice. You’re sure to fall in love with it, and you’ll want to make it over and over again.
12. General Tso’s Cauliflower
The cauliflower in this recipe is a beautiful golden brown and it’s sure to make a party in your mouth. General Tso’s cauliflower is a little complex, but it’ll be well worth it.
13. Butter Cauliflower Bowls
Another beautiful bowl on our this is this butter cauliflower bowl. It’s like Indian butter chicken, but is lighter as it uses cauliflower. It’s creamy and flavorful, and it’s a nutrient-packed powerhouse.
14. Creamy Cauliflower Risotto
It can sometimes be tough to find a recipe that is keto-friendly, but lucky for you, this creamy cauliflower risotto is just plain awesome. It’s got all of the great flavors of the original, but it’s got less than a quarter of the carbs.
15. Garlic Butter Mushrooms and Cauliflower
Just because it’s a side dish, doesn’t mean it isn’t as good as the main dish. This garlic butter mushrooms and cauliflower recipe is full of vegetables, easy to make, and filled with garlicky-buttery flavors and goodness.
16. Roasted Cauliflower
Roasting cauliflower is a great way to make it interesting and bring out its flavors. It’s pretty quick and easy to make, and transforms the cauliflower into soft, sweet, and juicy bites with caramelized edges.
17. Cauliflower Grits with Spicy Shrimp
Sometimes, we just need some spice in our life. This cauliflower grits with spicy shrimp recipe is a healthy version of southern comfort food. The shrimp is sautéed, and paired with bacon, creamy grits, and more.
18. Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpea and Arugula Salad
Cauliflower salad is a unique way to make a salad even healthier, and roasting the cauliflower helps bring out even more flavor. Lucky for you, that’s exactly what this roasted cauliflower, chickpea, and arugula salad does!
19. Cauliflower Casserole
Cauliflower casserole isn’t a super crazy idea, but this hearty side dish tastes unique and delicious. The cauliflower is tossed in a superb homemade cheese sauce, and then mixed with bacon, green onions, and baked into a beautiful casserole.
20. Sheet Pan Cauliflower Nachos
Looking for a healthier version of tasty nacho chips? This sheet pan cauliflower nachos help you fill that craving in a way that’s healthier and heartier. It gets even better, they’re super easy to make and use only one sheet pan!
21. Cauliflower Vegetable Soup
Cauliflower and soup are a classic pairing, and this cauliflower vegetable soup can only be described as spectacular. It’s a quick recipe, so it’s perfect for busy days like school nights and weekdays. It’s also backed with healthy vegetables!
22. Roasted Cauliflower Salad
In case you haven’t figured it out by now, we love roasting cauliflower. It’s a great way to bring out its flavors. Making the roasted cauliflower into a roasted cauliflower salad just makes it even better!
23. Baked Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
You might know that we are huge mac and cheese lovers here. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be a little heavy in carbs. Lucky for us, this baked cauliflower mac and cheese is low carb and keto friendly, making it a great dish for everyone.
24. Air Fryer “Roasted” Cauliflower
Here we have yet another roasted cauliflower on our list, but this time with a twist! This cauliflower is roasted with an air fryer, to help make it perfectly crisp and tender. Using the air fryer helps make it perfect inside and out.
25. The Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust
It might be surprising, but cauliflower can actually make a great pizza crust! It’s grain-free, healthy, and easy to make! The crust is perfectly crispy, and it tastes just as good at regular pizza crust. You won’t be able to notice a difference.
26. Cauliflower Curry
This cauliflower curry recipe is great for fans of cauliflower and curry alike! It’s vegan, gluten-free, and oh-so good. It’s also very easy to make, because it takes under thirty minutes and can be made in an instant pot.
27. Roasted Cauliflower and Black Bean Tacos
Another fantastic roasted cauliflower recipe are these roasted cauliflower and black bean tacos. They are covered in a tasty tahini-cumin-lime crema.
28. Lightened Up Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash
Shepherd’s pie can make for a great meal, but it can sometimes be fattening. Luckily, this lightened up shepherd’s pie with cauliflower mash fixes that. It tastes just as great as the original, with less calories.
29. Roasted Cauliflower Lettuce Wraps with Korean BBQ-Inspired Sauce
These roasted cauliflower lettuce wraps with Korean BBQ-inspired sauce are just simply amazing. The tender butter lettuce is stuffed with roasted cauliflower, and then tossed in a sweet Korean BBQ sauce.
30. Thai Peanut Coconut Cauliflower Chickpea Curry
If you’re in the mood for Thai food, try out this Thai peanut coconut cauliflower chickpea curry. It’s absolutely packed with awesome flavors, and the dish is vegetarian and uses plant-based protein.
31. Swiss Cheese Cauliflower Frittata
This swiss cheese cauliflower frittata is vegetarian, gluten-free, and totally delicious. It also makes for a great dish when you’re short on time, because it can be made in just under thirty minutes.
32. Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks
As you can see, many of these cauliflower recipes are gluten-free, low-carb, and easy to make, and these cheesy cauliflower breadsticks are no different! They work great as a side dish, or used as a crust for pizza.
33. Cashew Cauliflower
Cashew cauliflower does sound new, but it’s actually just a popular version of Chinese cashew chicken. It has great sticky sauce, and the cauliflower is baked instead of being fried. You will definitely love this spin on the classic.
34. Sticky Honey Garlic Cauliflower Wings
These sticky honey garlic cauliflower wings are spicy, sweet, and easy to make! They are great for a party with friends, or a regular family dinner. They’re made in an air fryer and served with a spicy ranch sauce for dipping.
35. Slow Cooker Whole Cauliflower Curry
Last but certainly not least, we have this slow cooker whole cauliflower curry recipe. It works as a hearty side dish, or a filling main course. It’s packed with good nutrients and great ingredients like red peppers and chopped tomatoes.
So many amazing and varied cauliflower recipes for you to cook. Whether you’re looking for a main, side or appetizer, this list has you covered!
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- 2 cauliflower heads, cut into medium sized florets
- 6 bacon strips
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup + 2 Tbsp cheddar cheese, divided
- 2 scallions, chopped, for garnish
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Fry bacon in a pot till crispy and remove to plate. Crumble it into pieces for garnish.
- In bacon grease, add in onion and garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add in cauliflower florets along with salt, pepper and thyme. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
- Stir in chicken broth and cook for about 10 minutes till the cauliflower gets tender.
- Blend 3/4 of the cauliflower mixture in a blender leaving 1/4 behind in the pot. Mix blended cauliflower back into the pot and keep on simmering 5 minutes. Alternately, you can use an immersion blender.
- Add in sour cream, cream and 1 cup cheddar cheese and mix well.
- It's ready to serve. Optionally, if you want thicker consistency, mix 2 Tbsp flour with cream into a slurry. Gradually stir into the soup until you get the desired consistency.
- Ladle the soup into bowls and top it with remaining cheddar cheese, bacon bits and chopped scallions. Serve hot.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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