15 Cauliflower Recipes

Whether you prefer your cauliflower roasted or riced, blended into soup or even tucked into a sandwich, there’s a recipe for you. Here they are in all their glorious and stealthy healthy ways.

Plate of roasted cauliflower brushed with hot sauce and topped with crumbled blue cheese in front of a door
This Buffalo cauliflower recipe, while not Buffalo chicken wings, is easy, surprisingly tasty, healthy, paleo-friendly, and crowd-pleasingly impressive, especially when smothered in blue cheese dip.
A plate mounded with cauliflower fried rice on a wooden table.
This cauliflower fried rice is indeed gluten-free and paleo, but is almost indistinguishable from the real thing. The sweet and savory sauce really gives the dish loads of tastiness.
Two mugs of Hungarian cauliflower soup with two spoons beside them.
Hungarian cauliflower soup with dumplings, also known as karfiolleves, is a quick, easy, frugal, pantry-friendly soup that’s simple to make but complex in taste. It’s made with lotsa spice and, quite frankly, is unlike any other soup you’ve experienced.
Two grey plates topped with stir-fried cauliflower, and garnished with fresh cilantro on a wooden board.
This stir-fried cauliflower, or bong cai xao, is proof that a handful of ingredients—cauliflower, fish sauce, pepper, garlic, and cilantro—and a few minutes of your time can make for a stellar side dish.
Two whole roasted cauliflower heads on a rimmed baking sheet with a glass jar of dressing and a spoon resting inside it.
This whole roasted cauliflower is an easy and impressive side dish that’s drizzled with a tangy lemon, olive oil, caper, and parsley dressing.
A head of steamed cauliflower in a white bowl on a gray surface.
This recipe explains how to make steamed cauliflower according to a simple technique that will have even veggie haters proclaiming it to be the best.
A bowl of roasted curried cauliflower mixed with onions and topped with cilantro.
This roasted curried cauliflower from chef Suzanne Goin is easy to make with cauliflower, onion, curry, and paprika. It’s like having a restaurant-style side dish that’s easy to make at home.
A piece of pan-fried fish on top of cauliflower "couscous" and cauliflower puree on a white plate.
This dish features cauliflower two ways: in a smooth, creamy mash and as an innovative "couscous" accented with preserved lemons, mint and pistachios.
Two soft corn tacos filled with vegan cauliflower tacos al pastor--with pineapple chunks, pickled onions, cashew queso, avocado, cilantro
These vegan cauliflower tacos al pastor are jam-packed with flavor thanks to spicy cauliflower, pineapple, pickled red onions, avocado, and cashew queso. Who needs meat?! (Just kidding.)
A white bowl of cauliflower soup on a white linen cloth with a spoon resting beside it.
This elegant cauliflower soup is rich and cheesy, thanks to the addition of blue cheese.
A white plate topped with roasted cauliflower with jalapeño and capers.
Roasted cauliflower has been the darling of the veggie world for a while. But this version goes beyond with jalapeno peppers, capers, lemon zest, and parsley. Think of it as roasted cauliflower 2.0.
Six sections of cauliflower and kimchi sandwiches cut to show the filling.
These cauliflower and kimchi sandwiches are like grown-up grilled cheese to the nth degree. They’re stuffed with almost sweetly roasted cauliflower, pungent kimchi, and melted cheese aplenty.
A food processor bowl with riced cauliflower.
This cauliflower rice recipe is a simple trick that tastes almost sorta like actual cooked rice. Consider it a stealthy healthy approach to eating one’s veggies.
A bowl of cauliflower soup sitting on a metal pie plate with a spoon and slices of toasted baguette
This cauliflower soup is elegant in a rustic way, and superbly easy to whip up. Parmesan, cumin, onion, and garlic add loads of flavor.


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