37 Recipes That Prove Cauliflower Can Do Just About Anything

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Discover tasty ways to eat cauliflower with these healthy recipes you can whip up anytime!

We love cauliflower just as much as you, but there are so many ways to utilize this cruciferous veggie besides rice. From savory to sweet, this low-carb superfood is the most versatile way to sneak in essential vitamins to all your favorite recipes – even some you may have never considered!

In this compilation, you’ll find plenty of satiating recipes that’ll cover all bases. If you’re looking for a comfort meal with cheesy flavor, try the cauliflower nachos, “mac n cheese”, or pizza. Other unique recipes to try are things like savory hummus, gluten-free bread, and even rich, chocolatey pudding!

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So, load up on this humble veggie at the grocery store and feel free to mix things up with colorful varieties like orange, green, or purple. Whether you seek creamy, hearty, crunchy, soft, or sweet, cauliflower can help.

Mini Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pies


Though adorably tiny, these mini cauliflower shepherd’s pies pack a flavorful punch. A ground turkey and veggie mixture is well-spiced with thyme and rosemary.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Mini Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pies

Whole Roasted Cauliflower


Much like a hunk of meat, you can roast cauliflower with a bit of olive oil and salt for an easy quick-fix meal.

Recipe: Nom Nom Paleo | Whole Roasted Cauliflower

The Best Cauliflower Nachos


Sub out corn-laden tortilla chips for crisp, golden-brown cauliflower. Then, top the whole thing with a homemade salsa for a healthy, yet satisfying, meal.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | The Best Cauliflower Nachos

Cauliflower Grilled Cheese


This grilled cheese is uber-low carb and dairy-free. How did we do it? Cauliflower and Paleo cheese, baby!

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Cauliflower Grilled Cheese

Paleo Cauliflower Gratin


Cauliflower forms the creamy base for this gratin. It also gets a distinctive crunch from a unique Paleo-friendly topping: pork rinds!

Recipe: I Heart Umami | Paleo Cauliflower Gratin

Easy Cauliflower Chili


If you’ve never thought to add cauliflower to your chili, let this be your introduction. The hearty veggie adds tons of flavor and texture to this Paleo-friendly dish.

Recipe: Paleo Gluten Free Eats | Easy Cauliflower Chili

Breadless Cauliflower Stuffing


Thanksgiving stuffing doesn’t always have to mean bread. Cauliflower is hearty enough to serve as the foundation for this mildly sweet, herbaceous stuffing.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Breadless Cauliflower Stuffing

Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon


Cauliflower shines in this uber-simple side dish. It features cauliflower florets, bacon, green onions, salt, pepper, and a cooking fat of your choice.

Recipe: Paleo Leap | Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon

Bacon-Loaded Cauliflower Bites


Channel loaded baked potatoes, the low-carb way, by subbing in cauliflower instead. For best results, try dipping these bites in Paleo-friendly ranch.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Bacon-Loaded Cauliflower Bites

Garlic Bacon Roasted Cauliflower with Herbed Aioli


There’s simple roasted cauliflower, then there’s this flavor bomb. It’s packed with crispy bacon, loads of garlic, and a Paleo-friendly aioli sauce you’ll want to drizzle over everything.

Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Garlic Bacon Roasted Cauliflower with Herbed Aioli

Mushroom Risotto with Cauliflower Rice


Rich, creamy risotto is the kind of dish that often leaves you in a carb coma. Thankfully, this cauliflower version is every bit as satisfying (without requiring a post-meal nap).

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Mushroom Risotto with Cauliflower Rice

Crack Cauliflower


Crispy, crunchy, crack cauliflower gets doused in a spicy chili sauce for an Asian-inspired meal we can’t get enough of.

Recipe: Eat Drink Paleo | Crack Cauliflower

Turmeric Cauliflower Rice Pilaf


This cauliflower rice pilaf is the side dish of your dreams. Made with anti-inflammatory turmeric, almonds for crunch, and raisins for sweetness, it’s the perfect meal to satisfy all your Paleo needs.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Turmeric Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

Crispy Sheet Pan Cauliflower Fried Rice


You know all about cauliflower rice, but have you ever made it on a sheet pan and loaded it up with Asian fried rice flavors? Here’s your chance.

Recipe: The Castaway Kitchen | Crispy Sheet Pan Cauliflower Fried Rice

Easy Spanish Cauliflower “Rice”


For the perfect complement to any Mexican-inspired dinner, serve up this Spanish cauliflower rice.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy Spanish Cauliflower “Rice”

Coconut Curried Cauliflower Soup


This Thai-inspired dish includes a healthy dose of turmeric (for your gut health) and is uber-creamy and smooth.

Recipe: The Endless Meal | Coconut Curried Cauliflower Soup

Healthy Cauliflower “Mac and Cheese”


Smother your cauliflower florets in a creamy, “cheesy”, dairy-free sauce! It’s a meal heavy on childhood nostalgia, but light on indulgence.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Healthy Cauliflower “Mac and Cheese”

Cauliflower Chocolate Pudding


Of all the things cauliflower can be, dessert is probably the most impressive. Don’t worry, you won’t taste any veggie flavors in this thick, chocolate-y pudding.

Recipe: All the Nourishing Things | Cauliflower Chocolate Pudding

Grilled Cauliflower with Turmeric and Pepper


Have you ever thrown your cauliflower on the barbeque? This “meaty” veggie is taken to new levels when cooked up on the grill.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Grilled Cauliflower with Turmeric and Pepper

Everything Tahini Roasted Cauliflower


This roasted cauliflower recipe is like an everything bagel, without the carbs.

Recipe: Food by Mars | Everything Tahini Roasted Cauliflower

Sheet Pan Cauliflower Pizza


Let cauliflower help you enjoy pizza again with this easy sheet pan crust. Best part is topping it with whatever you’d like!

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sheet Pan Cauliflower Pizza

Paleo Cauliflower Hummus


Roasted cauliflower gets soft and caramelized in the oven, lending the perfect texture and flavor when puréed with tahini and other flavorings.

Recipe: Eat the Gains | Paleo Cauliflower Hummus

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites


Skip the Buffalo wings in favor of these spicy cauliflower bites! They pair great with Paleo-friendly ranch and can be served alongside carrot sticks and celery.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Chili Garlic Cauliflower Risotto


This homemade, creamy chili sauce delivers big flavor with grated ginger, chili flakes, and garlic. Just make sure to opt for coconut aminos to keep things soy-free.

Recipe: Cotter Crunch | Chili Garlic Cauliflower Risotto

Cauliflower Shrimp Fried “Rice”


No need for takeout when you can whip up this healthy cauliflower shrimp fried “rice” at home.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Cauliflower Shrimp Fried “Rice”

Healthy Jambalaya


While traditional jambalaya features white rice, cauliflower rice keeps this version Paleo-friendly.

Recipe: 40 Aprons | Healthy Jambalaya

Hot and Crispy Cauliflower Fritters


Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these cauliflower fritters are the perfect base for toppings or the perfect side to dip in Paleo ranch.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Hot and Crispy Cauliflower Fritters

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Bacon


You won’t believe how simple this earthy, creamy soup is! Best part is, you only need six ingredients!

Recipe: Parsnips and Pastries | Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Bacon

Creamy Cauliflower Dip


While you can’t have traditional hummus on the Paleo diet, this creamy cauliflower dip satisfies the same craving. Dip crudités in it or slather it on Paleo flatbread.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Creamy Cauliflower Dip

6-Ingredient Cauliflower Hash Browns


Cauliflower makes an excellent low-carb alternative to potatoes in this hash brown recipe.

Recipe: Yuri Elkaim | 6-Ingredient Cauliflower Hash Browns

Loaded Bacon Cauliflower Mac and Cheese


Fancy mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food, and this cauliflower version delivers on taste and nutrition.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Loaded Bacon Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Lime and Coconut Cauliflower Rice


Replace coconut jasmine rice for a Thai-inspired cauliflower rice that won’t disappoint.

Recipe: Meatified | Lime and Coconut Cauliflower Rice

Mashed Garlic Cauliflower and Meatballs Smothered in Gravy


This smooth garlic cauliflower purée is the perfect foundation for beefy meatballs and a savory, creamy, gravy.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Mashed Garlic Cauliflower and Meatballs Smothered in Gravy

Low-Carb Veggie Nuggets


Missing fast-food nuggets? Harness the magic of cauliflower with this grain-free alternative.

Recipe: Unbound Wellness | Low-Carb Veggie Nuggets

Cauliflower Breadsticks


Need a perfect side dish to a big bowl of zoodles? These cauliflower breadsticks are a great low-carb accompaniment.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Cauliflower Breadsticks

Paleo Hawaiian Cauliflower Casserole


Cauliflower combines with savory and sweet flavors (like pineapple and bacon) for a recipe you’ll want to keep handy.

Recipe: Nellie Bellie | Paleo Hawaiian Cauliflower Casserole

Chicken and Cauliflower Meatballs


Cauliflower in your meatballs? Yes! These tasty, low-carb treats are made with only seven real food ingredients.

Recipe: The Natural Nurturer | Chicken and Cauliflower Meatballs


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