Cauliflower is quickly becoming the “it” vegetable. It’s so versatile and can be used to replace rice, pizza crust, mash potato and so many other dishes. See all the amazing options below.
Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable and is the same family as broccoli, kale, collard greens, and cabbage. Although cauliflower is usually white, it can also be green, orange, and even purple!
Cauliflower is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, omega-3, and manganese as well as important core antioxidants. It has a sweet, nutty flavor.
Store cauliflower in a paper or plastic bag in the refrigerator with the stem down for up to one week.
Check out healthy AND delicious cauliflower recipes below and start expanding your family’s palate tonight!
Roasted Cauliflower With Tahini Cilantro Vinaigrette
Not only is this a beautiful plate of colorful cauliflower, but it also tastes amazing! Plus, this cauliflower salad tastes delicious cold or warm.
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Get the recipe here for Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini-Cilantro Vinaigrette
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
What kid doesn’t love mac and cheese? Pack in the vegetables with this version that makes cauliflower the star of the classic cheesy sauce!
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Get the recipe here for Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
This casserole is a great way to get even cauliflower haters to eat cauliflower! It can even be made with leftover boiled or steamed cauliflower.
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Get the recipe here for Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
Cauliflower Crust Stromboli
Stromboli is essentially a pizza log. The twist? The crust is made with cauliflower, and it’s so yummy! Your kids won’t be able to tell the difference!
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Get the recipe here for Cauliflower Crust Stromboli
Baked Bacon Cauliflower
Wrapping a head of cauliflower in bacon makes it tender and gives it amazing flavor, and it looks cool too. Your kids will gobble this cauliflower up!
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Get the recipe here for Baked Bacon Cauliflower
Don’t make chicken nuggets for dinner tonight! Instead make these cauliflower nuggets. They’re crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Your kids won’t know they’re made with cauliflower!
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Get the recipe here for Cauliflower Nuggets
Parmesan Cauliflower Bites
Make this crispy cauliflower “popcorn” as an after school snack. These cauliflower bites are nutritious, crunchy, and absolutely tasty!
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Get the recipe here for Parmesan Cauliflower Bites
Cauliflower Protein Bread
This cauliflower is surprisingly moist and delicious. Get your kids to eat their servings of vegetables in a different form with this fun recipe!
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Get the recipe here for Cauliflower Protein Bread
Roasted Honey Garlic Cauliflower
This roasted cauliflower looks exactly like orange chicken with the help of a tangy sauce. And it’s really easy to make for a quick dinner!
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Get the recipe here for Roasted Honey Garlic Cauliflower
Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust
This egg-free and dairy-free pizza crust is made with cauliflower, almond meal, and flax seeds. Have a pizza night and let your children pick the toppings!
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Get the recipe here for Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Cheesy Baked Cauliflower
This baked cauliflower looks impressive but only takes ten easy minutes to prep before it goes in the oven. Perfect for those evenings when you don’t have a lot of time to make a healthy dinner!
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Get the recipe here for Cheesy Baked Cauliflower
Disguise cauliflower to look like rice so even the pickiest eaters will give it a try! Bonus: it only takes five minutes to make. Crazy!
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Get the recipe here for Cauliflower Rice
Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Although these cauliflower bites don’t look like wings, they sure do taste like buffalo wings. And with less fats and hardly any carbs, this cauliflower is a much healthier alternative!
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Get the recipe here for Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Cauliflower Crust Garlic “Breadsticks”
You’ll be amazed by these “breadsticks” created with cauliflower that taste like the real thing. Trick your kids into eating cauliflower with this yummy treat!
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Get the recipe here for Cauliflower Crust Garlic “Breadsticks”
Cauliflower-Feta Fritters With Pomegranate
Cauliflower fritters are the ideal way to get your toddler or even older child to eat their veggies. These fritters can be served for lunch, as a snack, or even at a party because they’re crispy, packed with cauliflower, and, of course, irresistible!
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Get the recipe here for Cauliflower-Feta Fritters with Pomegranate
Loaded Cauliflower “Mash” Bake
Opt for this mash made with cauliflower instead of potatoes for a healthy side dish perfect for any family meal. Let your kids top their own mash for a fun way to let them help in the kitchen!
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Get the recipe here for Loaded Cauliflower “Mash” Bake
Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower Puffs
Try out this cauliflower recipe the next time you want to make corn bread. It’s low in fat and carbohydrates and high in cauliflower content. Yum!
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Get the recipe here for Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower Puffs
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus
This cauliflower hummus makes a great afternoon snack served with pita chips and veggies. Plus, it has less calories than chickpea hummus but tastes the same!
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Get the recipe here for Roasted Cauliflower Hummus
A healthy side dish or a topping for salads, these cauliflower cakes are crunchy and delicious. Dip them in sauce or just eat them plain and enjoy the cauliflower!
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Get the recipe here for Cauliflower Cakes
Healthier Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
The classic alfredo sauce is yummy but full of fats. This cauliflower version tastes just as good (if not better) and is way healthier! Serve the cauliflower sauce with pasta or use it in a casserole for a family dinner.
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Get the recipe here for Healthier Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
Skinny Baked Cauliflower Tots
The next time your kids ask for tater tots, make these cauliflower tots that are baked in the oven. I promise your kids won’t know the difference!
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Get the recipe here for Skinny Baked Cauliflower Tots
Cauliflower Crust Calzone
These cauliflower calzones look like they took forever to make. In reality, they’re so easy and quick and not complicated at all!
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Get the recipe here for Cauliflower Crust Calzone
Call me crazy, but you CAN make dessert with cauliflower. Pack these in your child’s lunch for a yummy treat that’s secretly made with cauliflower!
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Get the recipe here for Cauliflower Brownies