When chilly weather has you craving all the carbs, satisfy the urge with hearty, healthy cauliflower. From pizza and gnocchi to shepherd’s pie and stir-fry, these creative cauliflower recipes will quickly become weeknight staples.
Prosciutto Pizza with Cauliflower Crust
Low-carb doesn’t mean saying goodbye to pizza. Top a cauliflower crust with rich marinara sauce, a blend of mozzarella and Asiago, and thin slices of prosciutto for a satisfyingly cheesy lunch or dinner option.
Moroccan Harissa Roast Cauliflower
Look no further than this Moroccan-inspired dish when you need a show-stopping side for your next dinner party. The cauliflower is tossed in a homemade harissa sauce, and then roasted until caramelized.
Whole-Roasted Cauliflower with Hazelnut, Orange, and Saffron
Whether you’re looking for a vegetarian main for a holiday meal or a dinner party, look no further than this whole roasted cauliflower. Flavoured with sweet orange and creamy coconut milk, it’s a dish that everyone will love.
Cauliflower Steaks with Lemon Salsa Verde
Hearty and comforting with a dash of brightness from the preserved lemon salsa verde, this dish uses the whole cauliflower. The middle section is cut into “steaks” while the outer florets are pureed into a creamy base for serving.
Tex Mex Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers
Get an extra helping of veggies by stuffing bell peppers with cauliflower rice. Mix the riced florets with protein-packed black beans, cheese and tomato for a hearty main.
Thai Fried Riced Cauliflower
Fragrant Thai flavours like garlic, ginger and chile are featured boldly in this low-carb alternative to fried rice. The best part is that it’s ready in 20 minutes by using frozen riced cauliflower.
Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry
In this quick and easy dish, Ree Drummond stir-fries cauliflower florets in a garlic-soy Sriracha sauce. Whether you serve it alongside a store-bought rotisserie chicken or as a Meatless Monday main dish, it’ll become a go-to recipe in your kitchen.
Whole Roasted Stuffed Cauliflower
Shake up your Sunday dinner with this whole-roasted cauliflower stuffed with cheese, bacon and kale, and coated with crispy panko breadcrumbs. It can also easily be made into a vegetarian dish by using mushrooms instead of bacon.
Vegetarian Cauliflower Fried Rice
A homemade version of a classic Chinese takeout dish, use riced cauliflower for a satisfying, low-carb main or side.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Ree’s gluten-free low-carb pizza is made on a cauliflower crust. Top it with a spicy tomato sauce and freshly grated mozzarella, and bake until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese
This baked casserole is so cheesy and indulgent that you’ll barely notice the macaroni has been replaced with cauliflower florets. Ree uses a combination of Parmesan, goat cheese and Pepper Jack so it’s creamy with just the right amount of zing.
Roasted Cauliflower Popcorn with Chile-Lime Seasoning
Instead of popcorn chicken for your next party or movie night, give this yummy cauliflower option a try. It’s oven-baked and then tossed in a zingy chili-lime seasoning.
Mustard-Parmesan Whole Roasted Cauliflower
The secret to maximizing the umami flavour in this whole-roasted cauliflower is to brush it with the Dijon mustard ahead of time and allowing it to sit at room temperature until you’re ready to pop it in the oven. It’s a vegetarian dish that will please everyone.
This versatile cauliflower dish from Ina Garten can be served as a side or an appetizer. It’s really simple to make, and the flavours of Parmesan and Gruyere enhance the sweetness of the roasted vegetable.
Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts
Vertically cut your head of cauliflower into “steaks” and roast them to a golden finish. While they’re a delicious main any time of year, the buttery raisin and pine nut topping make this version a fabulous fall meal.
Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas
This simple oven-roasted side dish is low in carbs, high in protein, and filled with bold flavours like turmeric, cumin and fennel. Once it’s ready, add a squeeze of lime before serving.