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The 50+ Best Cauliflower Recipes of All Time

Stock up at the grocery store. Cauliflower is about to rule your kitchen.

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Korean-Style Popcorn Cauliflower

Oh, hello dream appetizer. We heard you’re ready in 30 minutes (and vegetarian to boot). Get the recipe.


ERIN MCDOWELL

Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

This vegetarian showstopper marinates in yogurt for its signature crust. Use coconut yogurt to make it vegan and dairy-free.

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'Everything Bagel' Cauliflower Rolls

Who even needs bread when you can have these gluten-free rolls?

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Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

Cut down on the carbs with this easy, crowd-pleasing dish. There's just 30 minutes of prep, FYI.


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Crispy Cauliflower Nuggets

Skip the chicken in favor of these equally crave-able vegetarian bites. They're ready in under an hour.

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Cauliflower 'Tater' Tots

They're crispy. They're satisfying. They're perfect for dipping, not to mention healthy-ish and ready in 45 minutes.

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Cauliflower Rice

You're just 20 minutes away from a healthy, low-carb substitute for regular ol' rice.


A New Way to Food

Cauliflower and Plantain Tacos with Lemony Pesto Dressing

Not only are they impressive, they're also so, so easy to make. Forty minutes for vegan tacos? Yes, please.

Abra Berens/Chronicle Books

Cauliflower with Roasted Tomatoes, Parsley and Bread Crumbs

This vegan, dairy-free side is simple in the best way, and practically foolproof to make.

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Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Ranch

You had us at tahini ranch. This low-carb crowd-pleaser comes together in less than one hour.


General Tso's Cauliflower

Sweet and spicy and better than takeout. Our effortless meat-free version will please meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. Get the recipe

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Roasted Cauliflower Sliders

Trust us, you won't miss the meat. These plant-based sliders can be made vegan if you skip the sriracha-yogurt sauce.

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Cacio e Pepe Cauliflower

Just look what 20 minutes and a boatload of Pecorino cheese gets you.

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Cauliflower Fried Rice

This healthy takeout copycat has less than 500 calories per serving and takes a mere 25 minutes to make.


Healthyish

Loaded Baked Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Somehow it's both lighter and creamier than the original recipe. It's also ready in an hour...a win-win.

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Gluten-Free Cheese and Cauliflower 'Breadsticks'

You're eating healthy but still want breadsticks. Enter these low-carb babies, which are also gluten-free and ready in 50 minutes.

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Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Curried Lentils, Carrots and Yogurt

Give us 25 minutes and we'll give you this easy vegetarian bowl with all the fixings.


Salt & Wind

Charred Cauliflower with Garlic Tahini Sauce

Skip the honey to make this 30-minute meatless main vegan, too.

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Gluten-Free Cauliflower Gnocchi Pomodoro

Sneakily low-carb, gluten-free and ready in less than an hour? Sounds like our kind of dinner.

Paul Brissman/Antoni In the Kitchen

Antoni Porowski's Cauliflower Steaks with Turmeric and Crunchy Almonds

This virtuous vegan dish is ready in 35 minutes and ideal for a post-weekend reset.


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Crispy Cauliflower Tacos

This might be the greatest use for cauliflower ever. Vegetarians, rejoice. Get the recipe


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Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers

They're easy to make, anything but bland and ready in 45 minutes. Swoon.

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Shrimp with Cauliflower 'Grits' and Arugula

Lose the carbs and keep the flavor, all in 30 minutes' time.

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Slow-Cooker Garlic-Herb Mashed Cauliflower

Oh hi, new favorite side dish. This one is low-carb and low-cal, but not low on deliciousness.


Aubrie Pick/Cravings: Hungry for More

Chrissy Teigen's Garlicky Cauliflower 'Rice'

Sure, it's healthy and easy. But it also tastes amazing.

Cauliflower

Crispy Baked Cauliflower 'Wings'

Vegetarian buffalo "wings" in less than 45 minutes? You can thank your oven for that.

Cauliflower

Gluten-Free Cheesy Cauliflower Patties

They're like hash browns, only made with cauliflower so they're low-carb (and ready in 30 minutes).


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Cauliflower Tortillas

Forget corn and flour. These 45-minute low-carb tortillas are our new favorite.

Jacqui Melville/Apple

Cauliflower, Pomegranate and Apple Salad

Bright, fresh and ready in under an hour is our kind of side dish. Don't forget the tahini dressing.

MOLLY KREBS/EAT MORE PLANTS

Kung Pao Cauliflower

We bet your go-to takeout spot can't serve up a plant-based meal like this in 15 minutes.


Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Cauliflower

Tender, creamy cauliflower is wrapped in thin slices of prosciutto and cooked until crisp. Next-level pigs in a blanket. Get the recipe.

ERIN MCDOWELL

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Roasted Cauliflower Dip

It's the new hummus, and it's so easy to make. 


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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower and tomatoes make for one amazing pizza. This gluten-free crust becomes a blank canvas that's ready for any combination of toppings. Get the recipe


Cauliflower Steaks with Lemon Herb Sauce

The drizzle of fresh lemon-herb sauce can totally be made ahead for a fast and delicious weeknight dinner. Get the recipe.

ERIN MCDOWELL

Cauliflower Bread

A healthy, easy, low-carb option that's destined to be made into a super gooey grilled cheese. Get the recipe.

KIRBIES CRAVINGS

MY NEW ROOTS

Cauliflower Bagels

To be smeared with lox and cream cheese, obviously. Get the recipe.


The Clean Plate

Gwyneth Paltrow's Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie

We love a sneaky vegetable, ergo these ultra-nutritious smoothies.

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Crispy Baked Cauliflower-Corn Nuggets

Skip the chicken tenders and pop these easy, healthy cauliflower nuggets in the oven instead.

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Hemp and Walnut Crusted Salmon with Broccoli and Kimchi Cauliflower Rice

It's the ultimate in omega-3s and ready in no time.


ERIN MCDOWELL

Cauliflower Curry

This vegetarian-friendly main is big on flavor and short on cooking time.

Laura Wing and Jim Kamoosi

How to Make Tabbouleh, the Perfect Mediterranean Summer Lunch

Light, refreshing and ready in no time at all.

Hummus & Curried Cauliflower Tartine

(from Epicurious)


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How to Cut Cauliflower

All florets. No fuss. Watch the ultimate tutorial in chopping cauliflower.


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Baked Cauliflower with Pomegranate Seeds and Thyme

We thought the ideal fall side dish didn't exist, until we met this healthy 30-minute stunner.

The Full Helping

Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Corn Chowder

Yes, she is vegan. But she's also ready in 45 minutes and make-ahead-friendly.

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Lightened-Up Fettuccine with Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

When Parmesan meets cauliflower, you get this delicious 25-minute pasta.


Roasted Cauliflower Lasagna

(from Food Network)

Cauliflower Fritters

(from Food & Wine)

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

(from AllRecipes)