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!
Add power-packed superfood veggies to every meal with these easy cauliflower recipes.
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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
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”
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
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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