Creative Cauliflower Recipes
Cauliflower is a versatile veggie: it comes in a variety of hues, it's in season year-round and its mild flavor makes a great low-carb swap. Check out some of our favorite ways to use cauliflower!
Pan-Roasted Cauliflower with Salt Pork and Capers
Roasted Cauliflower and Tomatoes with Olives and Garlic Breadcrumbs
The details that elevate this recipe from a typical roasted dish are the briny olives and crispy breadcrumbs. Any olive works, but chef Abra Berens, author of Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables, uses a bright green Sicilian variety called Castelvetrano.
J Cole Cauliflower Mash
These mashed potatoes are a staple on the menu of Soul Bowl in Minneapolis. Chef and co-owner Gerard Klass roasts cauliflower to bring nutrition and nutty sweetness, but powdered ranch seasoning adds the real X factor.
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Let your imagination roam to India when it comes to toppers for this mildly spicy soup: toasted unsweetened coconut, coarsely chopped cashews, a dollop of yogurt and warm naan bread for dipping. The recipe comes from La Soupe, a nonprofit cafe in Cincinnati.
Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli with Spicy Yogurt Sauce
A creamy sauce is just the contrast these cruciferous veggies need. Paprika adds boldness to the relatively mild flavors of the cauliflower and broccoli.
Cauliflower Crusted Pizza
Cauliflower "dough" is a tasty way to cut carbs and up vitamin C intake.
Roasted Cauliflower with Peppadews
Sweet-and-spicy jarred red peppers add festive color and wake-you-up flavor to a veggie standby. When he makes this dish, Andy Schudlich of Michigan's Epicure Catering and Cherry Basket Farm uses a mix of purple and white cauliflower, but all white is just fine!
Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Fritters
This sweet and savory side dish to easy make ahead of time. Just reheat in a 350-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
Mashed Garlic Cauliflower
Mash cauliflower florets with sour cream, butter, garlic salt and pepper for a super-easy side dish.
Crispy Cauliflower Steak Sandwiches
Sliced into 1-inch slabs, a head of purple cauliflower becomes cauliflower "steaks," a perfect filling for this hot sandwich.
Cauliflower gives hummus more vitamins, less fat and fewer calories than the more-traditional base of chickpeas.
Sweet and Spicy Chicken and Cauliflower Curry
A 10-minute simmer towards the end of cooking helps blend the flavors of ginger, cinnamon and curry powder.
Roasted Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Homemade sauce coats the noodles and veggies in cheesy delight. Red pepper flakes add just enough kick.
Shrimp and Cauliflower Bake
Feta and dill add Mediterranean flair to this low-carb main dish.
Curried Cauliflower, Apples and Chickpeas
Cinnamon and curry powder balance Granny Smith apples in this roasted cauliflower mixture.
Pulsing cauliflower in the food processor yields an uncanny, 100-percent-good-for-you alternative to rice. Our version has Middle Eastern-inspired flavorings, but you can make a plain version by sautéing the ground cauliflower in a bit of oil and seasoning with salt.
Chicken and Roasted Cauliflower Chowder
This is a hearty soup for a chilly day. Garlic and cumin mean a fragrant kitchen as the chowder simmers.
Tossing cauliflower with bread crumbs, Dijon, cheddar, herbs and almonds makes this humble veg holiday-special.
Smoky Cauliflower Soup with Crumbled Bacon
Because cauliflower is in season year-round, this dish can always be made with fresh produce. Even when it's soup weather!