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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Cauliflower Gnocchi

We subbed in cauliflower for all-purpose flour to make a soft and fluffy gnocchi. Toss it in nutty brown butter-caper sauce for an indulgent gluten-free dinner.

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Low Carb Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

Move over cauliflower pizza crust, cheesy gluten-free and low-carb breadsticks are here. One small head of cauliflower is magically transformed into satisfying breadsticks.

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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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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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Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

Sara Lynn's healthy version of a takeout favorite is made with succulent shrimp, cauliflower rice, loads of veggies, egg and sesame oil.

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Cauliflower Cornbread Muffins

Whipped egg whites make this gluten-free cornbread rise just like the real deal, and the consistency is right on, thanks to cauliflower rice. We spiced it up further with Cheddar and jalapenos.

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Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

The key to a tasty fettuccine alfredo is a creamy sauce. And by blending cauliflower to a smooth puree, you get that luscious feel without the high calories and fat.

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Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

This healthy twist on a Southern classic is a great addition to a weeknight line-up. Packed with protein and fiber — and creamy faux grits made from cauliflower — it's satisfying and delicious.

Get the Recipe: Whole30 Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

Roasted Cauliflower Taco

Colorful purple, green or orange cauliflower and homemade tortillas are the stars of these healthy vegetarian tacos.

Roasted Cauliflower Taco

Lentil and Orzo Salad with Roasted Cauliflower, Chard and Herbs

Chef and personal trainer Eddie Jackson's orzo dish packs a nutritious punch with loads of veggies, lentils and herbs.

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Parmesan-Herb Cauliflower

Parmesan cheese, fresh thyme and rosemary are all you need to dress up cauliflower florets.

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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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Healthy Sicilian Cauliflower Rice

Studded with raisins, lemon zest and pine nuts, this fluffy pilaf makes a flavorful, high-fiber side for chicken, salmon and pork.

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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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Microwave Spiced Cauliflower "Couscous" with Raisins and Coconut

Vitamin-rich cauliflower is the star of this easy and healthful side dish. No need to turn on the oven or stovetop because everything for this recipe is done in the microwave, including toasting the coconut.

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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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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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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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Lightened-Up Shepherd's Pie

Lean ground beef keeps the fat and calories low here. Cauliflower is mashed with the potatoes to keep carbs down, but still results in a creamy mash.

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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Instead of roasting cauliflower in little florets, valerie cust it into steaks for a hearty side or vegetarian main dish.

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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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Cauliflower Mash

This healthier alternative to mashed potatoes comes together quickly with a head of cauliflower and a handful of ingredients you probably already have on hand.

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