37+ BEST Cauliflower Recipes (Healthy + Delicious)

Looking for some cauliflower recipes to enjoy at home? From roasted cauliflower steaks and cauliflower rice to creamy soups, buffalo wings, and even pizza crusts, the possibilities are endless. Here’s 47+ recipes to try out!

When it comes to versatile and nutritious vegetables, cauliflower takes the crown. This humble cruciferous vegetable is not only packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but it also offers endless cooking possibilities.

Whether you’re a die-hard cauliflower fan or simply looking to add more variety to your meals, these recipes will inspire you to explore the culinary potential of this remarkable vegetable.

Be sure to check out these 20+ sauces for cauliflower and sides for cauliflower too!

The BEST Ways to Cook with Cauliflower

Overhead shot of roasted cauliflower salad in grey bowl with spoon next to small bowl of tahini dressing.
This Cauliflower Chickpea Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing combines roasted cauliflower & chickpeas with fluffy quinoa and creamy avocados. It’s a healthy, protein-packed salad that can be made ahead of time. 
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Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup topped with bacon, cheese and chives is the perfect comfort-food, and it’s keto-friendly!  Just add all the ingredients to your crockpot and go! 
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Cauliflower tacos arranged on grey plate next to bowl of crema.
Cauliflower Tacos, made with tasty cilantro lime crema, are the perfect tasty healthy alternative.
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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are crispy, spicy & amazingly delicious! Enjoy these healthy vegetarian buffalo wings with homemade blue cheese or ranch dip.
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Roasted Miso Cauliflower is a buttery, umami-filled delicious and healthy side dish. Cauliflower is tossed in a glaze of miso, soy and red pepper flakes and roasted until perfectly browned and crisp. {Vegan + Gluten Free}
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Mashed Cauliflower is a delicious, low carb & keto friendly side dish. With 5 flavor variations and instructions for making Stovetop Mashed Cauliflower or Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower.
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Cauliflower Fried Rice with Bacon comes together easily in only 15 minutes! Skip the takeout and make your own (tastier) low-carb, keto fried rice at home.
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This pumpkin and cauliflower soup with ginger is a healthy way to get your pumpkin fix this autumn! This soup is thick, hearty, and comforting.
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With just three ingredients, this homemade cauliflower gnocchi recipe is a healthier spin on our favorite comfort food.
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Using just four ingredients, this recipe for cauliflower pizza crust comes out perfectly every time.
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Easy, rich, creamy and warmly-spiced, this cauliflower-loaded coconut curry redefines comfort food. It’s vegan and gluten free, so it’s a great meal to serve to folks with food sensitivities.
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Cauliflower and Cheese with Spicy Breadcrumbs….best for nights when you’re craving something cozy, but want something healthier too!
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Crispy BBQ Beer Battered Cauliflower Nuggets…Enjoy as a fun summer snack by the pool or as a family dinner with oven-roasted french fries and veggies!
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The most delicious, hearty, filling salad with amazing cajun spiced roasted cauliflower and creamy tahini dressing.
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This savory vegetable galette with broccoli and cauliflower goes great with soup or meat as a side. Plus it’s both gluten free and vegan.
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Cauliflower Mushroom soup is all the best of a creamy cauliflower soup plus the depth of flavour from a mushroom soup combined. A perfect soup for fall on a cold day when you want a bowl of pure comfort with flavours of sage, thyme and mushrooms.
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Turkish Cauliflower Breakfast Hash is a low-carb, delicious dish to whip up during the week or weekend!
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Tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, these Teriyaki Cauliflower Wings will be your new favorite appetizer! Vegan and gluten-free!
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Harissa Spiced Cauliflower Steaks
Seared cauliflower steaks with a sticky, harissa spiced glaze. Served with warm, lemon chickpeas and a silky cauli mash. Healthy and full of flavor. Comes together in 30 minutes, so you can enjoy this dinner any night of the week.
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If you are skeptical about the cauliflower rice hype, this Oriental spiced recipe with coconut milk, raisins and toasted almonds will make you change your mind.
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This vegan, gluten free, whole roasted cauliflower is perfect and so impressive it might just steal the whole show!
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Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, cauliflower tempura served with the creamiest ginger and cilantro sauce!
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Cauliflower Parmesan is a delicious vegetarian twist on a classic! This hearty dish has all the flavors of Chicken Parmesan – including the crispy breading – without the meat!
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These cauliflower fritters make a fantastic lunch or side dish. Crushed cauliflower, parmesan and fresh herbs are mixed together and fried in a little oil until golden brown.
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There is a little effort required to making this cauliflower cake from Yotam Ottolenghi's cook book, but it’s well worth every minute you spend.
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This blueberry cauliflower smoothie is creamy, easy to make and perfectly sweet! It’s the perfect mid-day pick me up or light breakfast!
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These vegan cauliflower nachos are healthy, low-carb and veggie loaded! A healthy alternative to nachos and cooks in 25 minutes.
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This Butter Cauliflower Recipe is a vegetarian riff on the classic Indian dish, Butter Chicken. Hearty and vegan-friendly, it’s the ultimate veg dish.
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This low carb roasted cauliflower hummus is a delicious bean free swap for traditional hummus! All the same flavors that you love in hummus, but made with roasted cauliflower instead of chickpeas.
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Cauliflower Curried Noodle Soup is one of my go to dinners when I’m cooking for friends. It’s thick, comforting and packed with flavour taking the humble cauliflower and transforming it into a key ingredient for this curried soup.
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A vegan cauliflower steak sandwich made with cauliflower “steaks” and flavored with Romesco sauce. Easy to make yet super delicious.
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This cauliflower au gratin recipe is the perfect cheesy side dish for the holidays. Deliciously creamy, and topped with herbed breadcrumbs.
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Cauliflower Breakfast Porridge made grain-free and dairy-free. This easy recipe is vegan, paleo, and nutritious.
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You’ll find heaps of roasted cauliflower and melted cheese in this easy, crowd-pleasing Crustless Cauliflower Quiche.
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Mediterranean Chickpea Cauliflower Tots are a fun and healthy spin on traditional tots! This side dish gets golden brown and crispy on the outside and is melt in your mouth on the inside. Plus, this recipe sneaks in some extra veggies, is gluten free, and vegan!
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Cauliflower White Chocolate Fruit Dip is creamy, it's sweet, it pairs incredibly well with berries and fruit, it's dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, and it's the perfect vehicle to get your "white chocolate" fix in a hurry.
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This Paleo Shepherd’s Pie is a simple dish of ground lamb (or beef) that is topped with cauliflower puree! It’s Paleo friendly too!
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This vegan cauliflower mac and cheese recipe will be your new go-to midweek meal (and the leftovers are delish too!).
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Cauliflower alfredo sauce is a dairy free, healthy pasta sauce without nightshades. Make this recipe for delicious way to eat more veggies!
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This is a simple recipe for Aloo Gobi (Indian-Spiced Potatoes and Cauliflower) with authentic flavours. It’s a super simple dish to make, a comforting dish that’s ready in no time.
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Sweet Corn Cauliflower Grits is a quick vegetarian one pot meal! Comfort food made healthier! Cauliflower rice “grits,” sweet corn, Gruyère cheese, & more!
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That’s right, this easy cauliflower rice pudding contains no rice at all, but cauliflower florets and some other paleo-friendly ingredients.
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Try these roasted cauliflower bowls with rice, black beans, salsa, red onion, avocado and cilantro for a healthy and delicious plant-based meal.
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Cauliflower Tabbouleh | Make this flavorful, gluten free recipe ahead of time for an easy veggie packed lunch that will keep you full till dinner.
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This creamy and spicy Buffalo Cauliflower is the ultimate comfort soup. It’s made with whole foods plant based ingredients, and is loaded with vegetables, making it a great low calorie vegan soup.
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This cauliflower chili is made with juicy tomatoes, black beans, and zesty Tex-Mex spices! It’s healthy, easy to make, and packed with flavor!
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This vegan red lentil curry is a rich and creamy one-pot wonder that only takes around 30 minutes, and uses staples from the spice rack!
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47+ BEST Cauliflower Recipes

Looking for some cauliflower recipes to enjoy at home? The possibilities are endless. Here's 47+ recipes. Try this Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing combines roasted cauliflower & chickpeas with fluffy quinoa and creamy avocados.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people


Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas:

  • 1 medium head cauliflower (cut into small florets)
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½  teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Tahini Dressing:


  • Heat oven to 450°F.
  • Combine cauliflower, chickpeas, olive oil and spices in a large bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Spread out evenly on baking sheet, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes, until the cauliflower begins to char and chickpeas are crispy. Set aside to cool slightly.

Tahini Dressing:

  • Whisk together tahini, lemon juice, garlic, maple syrup.  Add extra water if needed to thin. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Combine cauliflower-chickpea mixture with cooked quinoa. Top with avocado and parsley. Drizzle with tahini dressing and toss gently to combine.
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Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 1273mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 83mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 6mg

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