Sure, you have probably heard people sing the praises of broccoli, but what about its cousin the cauliflower, which mostly hides in its shadow? This pale vegetable may not naturally be bursting with flavor, but that makes it an ideal recipe component. Plus, it contains many nutrients and antioxidants, is high in fiber, may help you lose weight, is low in carbs and is easy to incorporate into many diets. Score! Go crazy for cauliflower with this roundup of our 10 best recipes. Make them and prepared to be wowed. They are so delicious!
Recipe 1: Roasted Cauliflower Steaks
Steaks do not have to be meaty! These oven roasted pieces of thickly sliced cauliflower make a satisfying plant-based meal. Salt, garlic powder and paprika make it flavorful. Plate them alongside a sauce and vegetables for a complete dinner.Read More »
Recipe 2: Cauliflower Rice
You have seen it in the store, but now you can make it yourself in only 10 minutes. Grind up cauliflower and then add lime, olive oil and sea salt for a rice-like consistency. Serve with meat or in place of regular rice for a lighter take.
Recipe 3: Cauliflower Pizza Crust
If you are keto, or are just looking for low-carb options, check out this healthier take on pizza crust. Alongside cheese and spices, you may find yourself making this more than the bread-filled version. Top with plenty of red sauce, cheese and meat, if you so choose. Pizza Night done right.
Recipe 4: Baked Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese
Craving this comfort food classic without the guilt? Put this in the oven and get ready to dive into the cheesy goodness. Eat bite has plenty of veggies and protein, but if you want even more, toss in some broccoli, too. Serve with grilled meat or a fruit smoothie.
Recipe 5: Old Bay Cauliflower
Love the idea of seafood, but not the fried part? This Old Bay Cauliflower may just be the answer. All you need is the seasoning, a little butter, and, of course, cauliflower.
Recipe 6: Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Looking for something creamy sans-cream? This is it. Packed with vegetable broth and garlic, this soup is a must for any cold day. Cozy up with a bowl and grab plenty of crusty bread for dipping. Yum!
Recipe 7: Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Smooth and creamy, these cauliflower mashed potatoes have almost the same texture as the real deal, thanks to plenty of scallions and sour cream. Dig into these without worry, and serve alongside any meal you dream up. It goes well with roast meat.
This recipe is for all of the spicy food fans. Packed with flavorful ingredients, this healthy and flavorful version of tacos will make sure you do not miss the meat. Serve with queso fresco or salsa for another element. These are sure to be the first to be gone from the taco tray, thanks to their delectable sauce.
Recipe 9: Cauliflower Casserole
Plenty of cheese, bacon and cauliflower? Yes, please! This hearty meal will yield enough for leftovers, if it lasts that long! Place a big scoopful alongside bread and a fresh salad brimming with greens. Enjoy!
A skillet and a pasta dinner meet in a delightful harmony of browned cauliflower, lemon and cheese before breaking down into an irresistibly creamy sauce. Serve over pasta, with bacon or herbs, if you so choose. While it may be tempting to skip the bread crumbs, indulge, just this once, since they add flavor and even more cheese to a dinner-party worthy dish.
Give these cauliflower recipes a try, and we think you will be a convert. There are so many ways to jazz up this mild vegetable that we hope you find one you like. Eat up and enjoy.
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