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These must-try cauliflower recipes showcase the best ways to eat this popular and versatile veggie! Try it roasted, crispy, in tacos, as rice, and more.

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Cauliflower has become quite the hot vegetable! Once relegated to veggie trays, cauliflower is now used in inventive ways at restaurants and in cookbooks. Maybe you’ve 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. You’ll find it popping up everywhere from tacos to risotto to fettuccine alfredo sauce. Is there anything that cauliflower can’t make delicious?

If you’re looking for the most delicious cauliflower recipes on the internet, you’ve come to the right place. Here we’ve compiled our top recipes that make cauliflower into the glamorous vegetable that it is.

Let’s get to those cauliflower recipes!

How to cut cauliflower into florets

In most of the recipes above, 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 exactly how to cut cauliflower.

Cauliflower nutrition

Even better, cauliflower is one of the 20 best vegetables you can eat! Here are some of the benefits of cauliflower:

  • Low in calories. 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.
  • High in nutrients: It’s high in vitamin C, potassium and omega 3’s.
  • Good source of fiber. It’s also is high in fiber. 1 cup has about 10% of your daily needs.
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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


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


  • 1 medium head cauliflower (about 2 pounds whole)
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs (use gluten free panko as necessary)
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari or coconut aminos)
  • ½ tablespoon hot sauce


  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 ⅓ 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 ½ 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

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sanelsa says:

    Very insightful cauli-flower recipes!