5 Healthy Cauliflower Recipes Bursting With Flavor

Use cauliflower in these delicious and easy variations of your favorite meals.


Healthy cauliflower recipes.

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Cauliflower is a vegetable that can be made into nearly everything. Whether it be rice, soup, gnocchi, or steak, cauliflower really has it all. Cauliflower is a low-carb, low-calorie alternative to your favorite dishes. It is also loaded in nutrients and can keep you hydrated.

According to WebMD, one serving of healthy cauliflower contains a quarter of the daily amount of vitamin K, the full daily recommended amount of vitamin C, and six percent of the daily recommended amount of potassium. Additionally, cauliflower may even help prevent cancer since it is full of a substance called glucosinolates, which are anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Here are five delicious cauliflower recipes that will transform this veggie into pasta, tots, mashed potatoes, and more!

Cauliflower tots

According to Delish, it takes about 30 minutes to create these crunchy tots. Instead of starchy potatoes, you can use cauliflower and you will end up with an amazing dish. This recipe asks for steamed cauliflower, an egg, two types of cheese, chives, and Panko breadcrumbs.

When you’re done, the cauliflower tots will come out golden. You can serve the tots with spicy mayonnaise, spicy ketchup, or sweet and sour dipping sauce. This makes for a tasty appetizer or side dish to your favorite meal. 

Cauliflower mac and cheese

This recipe from Food Network is every cheese lover’s dream. Bursting with flavor from three different types of cheeses—goat cheese, pepper jack cheese, and Parmesan—you will forget all about the macaroni! 

This is a meal that the whole family can enjoy together, satisfying even the pickiest children. Cauliflower mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food with its creamy sauce. If you are looking for vegan cauliflower recipes, simply swap the cheese with a creamy, plant-based sauce.

Mashed cauliflower

Another tasty recipe from Delish is mashed cauliflower. An excellent replacement for potatoes, cauliflower has the same consistency and texture. Whether you like to add butter, salt, or even sriracha, mashed cauliflower is extremely versatile. This recipe is a perfect healthy side dish for chicken, steak, and can even be enjoyed on its own. 

Delicious and nutritious vegan cauliflower recipes.

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Cauliflower steak

Bon Appetit’s recipe can be a great substitute for meat, even if you aren’t a vegetarian. All you need is olive oil, salt, a medium head of cauliflower, and Greek yogurt on the side.

Cauliflower steaks are lighter than traditional beef so they are lower in cholesterol and provide many nutrients. Meat-lovers will be pleasantly surprised by the cauliflower’s delicious crunch. 

Heathy cauliflower recipes are delicious.

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Cauliflower pizza

You can create low-carb pizza at home with this recipe from BBC Good Food. If you are watching your calories or are just looking for a healthier alternative, cauliflower is your best bet.

You will need a food processor, microwave, and oven to create and bake the dough. The cauliflower crust comes out crispy and brown, which makes for a mouthwatering pizza. Once the base of the pizza is finished, you can add tomato sauce, cheese, and desired toppings. This is a fun recipe to make with your kids, with each child creating their own special pizza.

Healthy cauliflower recipe for pizza crust.

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