10 Healthy Recipes with Cauliflower

We’ve searched high and low to bring you the best, creative and healthy recipes with cauliflower

As a society, we’ve been through a lot over the past few years, but you know who has been through a lot more? Cauliflower. This poor garden vegetable was just minding its own business, appearing occasionally in frozen steamed vegetable medleys, and now, after becoming incorporated in just about every recipe on the internet, has become the backbone of all healthy, low-carb dishes.

Cauliflower carries the weight of the world on its shoulders and we simply do not honor it enough for its bravery, versatility, and all the health benefits it brings. We want to salute cauliflower and all it has done for society by breaking down our top favorite recipes with cauliflower; from appetizers to desserts and all that is in between. Here are our top picks:

1. Purple Cauliflower Mash with Roasted Spices

Move over plain old white cauliflower and hellooooo purple cauliflower. This colorful and creamy veggie dish from Lena’s Kitchen makes the perfect side for your next get-together or party. It’s not only low carb, but most importantly, it is super Instagramable, which is what matters most, right?

Purple Cauliflower Mash from Lena's Kitchen -- 10 Healthy Recipes with Cauliflower
Recipe Image by Lena’s Kitchen Blog

2. Cauliflower Gnocchi

PaleoGlutenFree.com’s cauliflower gnocchi is only two ingredients (sans sauce) which makes this the perfect, no-fuss dish when it comes to recipes with cauliflower. All you need for the gnocchi portion of the dish is well, cauliflower (duh!), sea salt, and flour. Okay, so there are technically three, but details, details. Just make it, okay?

Recipes with Cauliflower: Cauliflower Gnocchi Recipe
Recipe Image by Paleo Gluten Free

3. Sweet and Spicy Baked Cauliflower

Have a hankering for Chinese food? Give your Uber Eats driver the night off already and instead, make this Asian-inspired Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower from Healthy Fitness Meals. We guarantee it will be better than anything at your local takeout joint, but unfortunately with this cauliflower recipe, no fortune cookie is included.

Recipes with Cauliflower: Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower
Recipe Image by Healthy Fitness Meals

4. Garlic Herb Cauliflower Rice

White rice, brown rice, jasmine rice, and any other rice is no match for cauliflower rice. This veggie has morphed itself into meals unimaginable, but the most classic cauliflower to cuisine recipe is cauliflower rice. This rice recipe from Inspired Taste is packed with flavor (and lots of garlic), low carb, and extremely easy to make. When it comes to recipes with cauliflower, you can’t go wrong with cauli-rice!

Recipes with Cauliflower: Garlic Herb Cauliflower Rice
Recipe Image by Inspired Taste

5. Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Now only if Panera offered this in a bread bowl by No Spoon Necessary all would be right in the world. This super creamy soup (sans heavy cream) requires only eight ingredients and is packed with herbs and spices that keep the flavors flowing. It’s easy, breezy, beautiful, cauliflower soup.

Recipes with Cauliflower: Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Recipe Image by No Spoon Necessary

6. Cauliflower Chocolate Cake

Yup, you read that right. Cauliflower meets chocolate in one of the sweetest recipes with cauliflower on the list. This dessert recipe takes cauliflower to a whole other level — no complaints here, though, just look at this masterpiece from Chocolate Covered Katie. So what are you waiting for? Serve us a slice already.

Recipes with Cauliflower: Cauliflower Chocolate Cake
Recipe Image by Chocolate Covered Katie

7. Cinnamon Bun Cauliflower Smoothie

Okay, this may take the cauliflower craze one step too far, but we’re open-minded, adventurous, and down to try just about anything. If cauliflower can taste like a cinnamon bun in a smoothie, you can do anything you set your mind to. How’s that for motivation? As avid smoothie and smoothie bowl enthusiasts we’re ready, willing, and able to test, try, and sip any smoothie that crosses our path, so thanks for the challenge, Healthy Girl Kitchen.

Recipes with Cauliflower: Cinnamon Bun Cauliflower Smoothie
Recipe Image by Healthy Girl Kitchen

8. Cauliflower Salad

We took a detour there for a sec with our list of recipes with cauliflower, but we’re back on track thanks to this recipe from Budget Bytes. A cauliflower salad is a more traditional use of this versatile veggie and this healthy salad highlights it in full force. This is a great make-ahead option for the week ahead or a party and the longer it sits in the fridge, the longer the marinade seeps into all the good-for-you ingredients. Yum!

Recipes with Cauliflower: Cauliflower Salad Recipe
Recipe Image by Budget Bytes

9. Cauliflower Pasta

This recipe with cauliflower takes your traditional pasta recipe and adds crispy and crunchy roasted cauliflower to it. We’re firm believers that pasta is healthy (in moderation, of course) so a list of healthy recipes with cauliflower wouldn’t feel quite complete without it. And if you end up making this cauliflower pasta recipe from Love and Lemons would you set a bowl aside for us, please? Thx.

Recipes with Cauliflower: Cauliflower Pasta Recipe
Recipe Photo by Love and Lemons

10. Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

When it comes to healthy recipes with cauliflower, we’re excited to share the best for last. Meet your new, most favorite cauliflower creation yet, Buffalo Cauliflower Wings. This recipe takes the buffalo sauce you know and love from traditional chicken wings and spices things up with cauliflower. Creme De La Crumb did a bang ’em up job by recreating a classic and turning it into a full-on veg fest. So go on, lick your fingers. Oh, and don’t forget a side of ranch for dipping!

Recipes with Cauliflower: Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Recipe Image by Creme De La Crumb

Out of all the recipes with cauliflower, which one is your fave?

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