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20 Cauliflower Recipes

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A collection of 20 healthy and delicious cauliflower recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Liz Slicing Cauliflower

We love eating seasonal produce because it ensures that we get a wide variety of nutrients, all year long.

Strawberry Arugula Salad with Cashews

Whether it’s strawberries in late-spring, blueberries in July, or citrus in the winter, seasonal produce is also fresher tasting and more affordable.

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Right now cauliflower is in season so we love adding this hearty vegetable into as many dishes as possible.

What are the health benefits of cauliflower?

  • Cauliflower is very low in calories yet high in nutrients containing some amount of just about every vitamin and mineral that you need.
  • Cauliflower is very high in fiber offering 3 grams per cup, about 10% of your daily needs.
  • An excellent source of antioxidants, eating cauliflower helps your body fight off harmful free radicals and also reduces inflammation.
  • Since cauliflower has a high water content, it can assist in weight loss. In other words, it can keep you fuller, longer.
Baked Hummus Dip with Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best way to store cauliflower?

We like to keep cauliflower in the refrigerator produce drawer where it will stay fresh for up to 10 days.

When is cauliflower in season?

Cauliflower is in season September through November.

Can you freeze cauliflower?

Cauliflower can be frozen safely for up to eight months. Here is a step-by-step guide to freezing cauliflower.

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Without further ado, here are twenty of my favorite recipes for enjoying cauliflower for lunch or dinner!

Stovetop Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

5 stars average
20 minutes
Prepped, cooked and ready in just twenty minutes, this cheesy stovetop Mac and Cheese is made with bite-sized pieces of cauliflower for added fiber and nutrients.
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Stovetop Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Cauliflower Baked Hummus Dip

5 stars average
1 hour 10 minutes
A twist on the popular buffalo cauliflower dip, my version is made with creamy hummus then baked with cheese before being sprinkled with all your favorite toppings.
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Buffalo Cauliflower Hummus Dip Recipe

Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower

3.86 stars average
30 minutes
A fast and easy side dish, your family will love these sweet and caramelized balsamic roasted sweet potatoes, cauliflower and onions.
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Cauliflower Vegetable Fried Rice

5 stars average
25 minutes
A healthy spin on the Chinese takeout classic, this vegetable fried rice is made with riced cauliflower then seasoned toasted sesame oil and fragrant ginger.  
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Cauliflower Vegetable Fried Rice

Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dressing

4.75 stars average
35 minutes
These buffalo cauliflower bites with blue cheese dressing are packed with flavor, gluten free, low carb and low in calories.
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Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dressing

Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs

4.41 stars average
25 minutes
Really, what’s not to love about a big ol’ plate of sweet potatoes covered in maple syrup? Paired with fried eggs and diced apple, this dish is the perfect combination of savory and sweet! 
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Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs - a healthy paleo breakfast recipe

Za’atar Crusted Cauliflower Steaks

4.91 stars average
25 minutes
These flavor-packed Za'atar Crusted Cauliflower Steaks are easy to make and are the ultimate vegetarian entree or side dish recipe!
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zaatar crusted cauliflower steaks

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

4.37 stars average
25 minutes
Cauliflower has never tasted so good! Your family will love this fragrant and addictive Curried Roasted Cauliflower with Coconut Oil.
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Curried Cauliflower with Coconut Oil

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Panko Topping

4.50 stars average
40 minutes
With over 14 grams of protein per serving this cauliflower mac and cheese is the perfect comfort food, you can feel good about enjoying regularly!
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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese - The Lemon Bowl

Cauliflower Soup with Toasted Pine Nuts

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25 minutes
Silky cauliflower soup gets a creamy, tangy flavor boost from plain yogurt which pairs perfectly with dried mint and toasted pine nuts.
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Cauliflower Soup with Toasted Pine Nuts

Mashed Cauliflower and Kohlrabi

3.66 stars average
20 minutes
This mashed cauliflower side dish has the creaminess from yogurt combined with the subtle bitterness of the kohlrabi to make this dish shine.
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Mashed Cauliflower and Kohlrabi

Steak Fajita Bowls with Riced Veggies

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45 minutes
Riced Veggies are topped with grilled flank steak, peppers and onions plus all of your favorite Mexican toppings!
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Steak Fajita Rice Bowls Recipe

Sesame Roasted Cauliflower

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35 minutes
The perfect add for your meatless meal rotation, this roasted cauliflower dish is easy to make and carries all the health benefits of eating cauliflower. 
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sesame roasted cauliflower

Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dressing

4.75 stars average
35 minutes
These buffalo cauliflower bites with blue cheese dressing are packed with flavor, gluten free, low carb and low in calories.
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Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dressing

Garlic Roasted Italian Sausage with Winter Vegetables

4.25 stars average
1 hour 5 minutes
Italian sausage links roasted with whole garlic cloves, butternut squash and cauliflower with smoked paprika and chili flakes.
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Garlic Roasted Sausage and Winter Vegetables - The Lemon Bowl

Roasted Cauliflower with Jalapeño Caper Vinaigrette

4.41 stars average
30 minutes
Cauliflower is roasted until sweet and caramelized then drizzled with a briny, tangy and slightly spicy lemon caper jalapeño vinaigrette.
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Roasted Cauliflower with Jalapeño Caper Vinaigrette

Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice

4.26 stars average
30 minutes
Skip the takeout and try this paleo-friendly cauliflower shrimp “fried rice” recipe! You won’t believe how easy and flavorful homemade Chinese food can be.
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Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice -a healthy dinner recipe

Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower

4.11 stars average
55 minutes
This simple 5-ingredient side dish of roasted potatoes and cauliflower is packed with nutrients and full of roasted garlic flavor.
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Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice

4.50 stars average
55 minutes
A healthy spin on the take-out classic, your entire family will love this chicken cauliflower “fried rice” – with or without the Sriracha!
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Sriracha Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry with Chickpeas

4.39 stars average
8 hours 10 minutes
Satisfying and comforting Indian inspired vegetarian dish packed with protein and full of flavor thanks to warm spices.
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

2 Comments

  1. Hi. Thanks for all the great recipes. I thought of a great cauliflower recipe after I was diagnosed with diabetes.

    Cut cauliflower into small florets and sauté until brown. Boil chick pea pasta as instructed on box. Prepare cacio e pepe. Mix mixture, pasta and cauliflower together.

    Good wishes, Paul

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