15 Best Cauliflower Recipes

Don’t miss these must-try cauliflower recipes for the best ways to eat this versatile veggie! Featuring tacos, fried rice, buffalo cauliflower, and more.

Grilled Cauliflower

Cauliflower have become quite the hot vegetable! Once relegated to soggy veggie trays, cauliflower is now used in inventive ways at restaurants, in cookbooks and online. You’ve likely seen buffalo cauliflower wings, the popular vegan stand-in for the meaty variety. Cauliflower blended into tiny bits and cooked becomes cauliflower rice, a popular low-carb rice substitute. And you’ll find it popping up everywhere from tacos to risotto to fettuccine alfredo sauce. Is there anything that cauliflower can’t make delicious? We think not.

How to cut cauliflower into florets

Before we start: in most of these recipes, you’ll need to cut cauliflower into florets. Are you ever frustrated by finding the best method, and then end up with crumbles all over the counter? Guess what? We’ve got a quick and simple way to cut cauliflower: without the mess! Here’s a video of mein our kitchen to show you exactly how to cut cauliflower:

Cauliflower nutrition

Even better, cauliflower is one of the 20 best vegetables you can eat! This cruciferous vegetable has only 25 calories per cup of florets, making it a low-calorie way to get vitamins and nutrients into your diet. It’s high in vitamin C, potassium and omega 3’s. It’s also is high in fiber (1 cup has about 10% of your daily needs). Are you searching for the most delicious cauliflower recipes on the internet? You’re in luck: we’ve compiled our top recipes that make cauliflower into the glamorous vegetable that it is.

And now: let’s get to those cauliflower recipes!

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Cauliflower Tacos | Easy Cauliflower Tacos

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This crispy roasted cauliflower recipe is salty, tangy, sweet, and spicy all at once! It’s 100% plant based and 100% delicious.


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Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower (about 2 pounds whole)
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (use gluten free panko as necessary)
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari or coconut aminos)
  • 1/2 tablespoon hot sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Chop the cauliflower into large florets. Place them in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the panko, cornmeal, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, turmeric, and kosher salt.
  4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the coconut oil, peanut butter, maple syrup, soy sauce, and hot sauce until fully combined and slightly darkened, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour the sauce onto the cauliflower and stir several times until the cauliflower is well coated.
  5. Pour about 1/3 of the dry mixture into the bowl with the cauliflower and mix. Repeat twice to stir in the remaining dry mixture to coat all of the cauliflower. Then remove the breaded cauliflower from the bowl with your hands and place it onto a parchment lined baking sheet. About 1/2 of the crumbs will remain in the bowl; you can discard these.
  6. Bake the cauliflower for 30 minutes total, flipping the cauliflower with a spatula at the 15 minute mark. Serve immediately. If serving as an appetizer, you could add a drizzle of Yum Yum sauce or another sauce. Or, kids love them with ketchup! (If you have leftovers, you can store them refrigerated and then reheat them in a 350F oven on a parchment lined baking sheet for about 10 minutes, flipping once.)

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Keywords: Cauliflower Recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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