Healthy Cauliflower Recipes

What can't cauliflower do? It's delicious as a puree, makes a great meaty steak and can star on its own as an easy side dish.

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Baked Cauliflower Tots

Enjoy cauliflower as the ultimate finger food — a crunchy tot. Use crispy rice cereal as a breading. A hot oven (and a little cooking spray) gets you a crackling exterior without deep-frying.

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Healthy Cauliflower Rice

This recipe shows how simple it is to turn cauliflower florets into a healthy, low-carb meal or side dish — with only about 1/4 of the carbohydrates in rice. With the olive oil and browned onions, the cauliflower has enough flavor to satisfy by itself, and it can also be a base for stir-fries, beans and rice or anything else you would eat with rice.

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Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Sauce

Enjoy one of your favorite bar and party snacks in a new form. Cauliflower with our spicy Buffalo coating and cool, creamy blue cheese sauce is as satisfying as wings but with a fraction of the calories and fat. 

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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Raisin Relish

Slice a head of cauliflower into 1-inch-thick "steaks" and then brown to perfection in a skillet for a nutritious and filling side. Top with a savory-sweet relish made with roasted peppers and golden raisins.

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Cauliflower Couscous

Israeli couscous (bigger and more pasta-like than the traditional variety) is tossed with sauteed cauliflower and shallots. Cinnamon and dates add a touch of natural sweetness.

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Roasted Cauliflower Lasagna

Cauliflower is the star in this healthy lasagna, appearing in two roles — one when it's blended into the ricotta cheese filling for texture, and a second when it's roasted and used in place of the traditional meatballs or sausage. Sweet red bell pepper adds complexity to the tomato sauce and balances the richness of the cheeses.

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Roasted Italian Cauliflower

You don't need a long list of indulgent ingredients to enhance roasted cauliflower's naturally nutty flavor — but many herb and spice combinations pair well with this side dish without heaping on extra calories. Feel free to leave out the capers if your guests are not fond of the briny flavor.

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Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry

Delicate cauliflower florets make the perfect canvas for showcasing the tangy Sriracha-lime sauce in Ree Drummond's easy vegetarian stir-fry.

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Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli

Roasted cauliflower pairs perfectly with another hearty vegetable, broccoli, in Ellie Krieger's side dish. Let the earthy vegetables shine by keeping the seasoning simple (and low-calorie) with just a little bit of garlic, olive oil and salt.

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Sicilian-Style Cauliflower with Whole-Wheat Pasta

This flavorful dish of pasta tossed with raisins, pine nuts and capers makes a hearty vegetarian main course. Be sure to thoroughly brown the cauliflower to bring out the vegetable's nutty flavor. Substituting whole-wheat pasta for regular white pasta will boost the fiber content.

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