36 Easy Cauliflower Recipes

Roasted cauliflower and other delicious recipes using this versatile vegetable!

Cauliflower is an amazing vegetable! It’s incredibly versatile, soaks up flavor really well, and can be made into rice, wings, pizza crust, and so much more!

Plus, it contains a powerful plant compound called isothiocyanate that supports detoxification. We’ve compiled 36 easy recipes to show you delicious ways to use it! Enjoy! (Note: Dietary symbols listed throughout for easy navigation!)

Geometric glasses of our Warming Winter Green Smoothie
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Warming Winter Smoothie
An Ayurvedic-inspired warming smoothie for the colder months. Veggies, fruit, and warming spices nourish the body without cooling it down. A delicious afternoon snack, workout recovery drink, or morning breakfast.
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Bowls of our PB Banana Smoothie Bowl for a healthy breakfast
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Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie Bowl
A 5-minute creamy green smoothie bowl infused with banana and peanut butter! Packed with vitamin- and nutrient-rich ingredients. The perfect marriage of savory and sweet in a healthy breakfast or snack.
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Two jars of Escabeche made with jalapeño and habanero
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Spicy Pickled Cauliflower (Escabeche)
A step-by-step guide for making spicy quick pickled cauliflower, also known as escabeche. Only 9 ingredients and 10 minutes hands-on prep required!
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Parchment-lined baking sheet filled with Curry Roasted Cauliflower
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How to Roast Cauliflower
An easy, step-by-step tutorial for how to prepare, roast, and serve cauliflower!
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Close up shot of a bowl of cauliflower rice for our How to Make Cauliflower Rice Tutorial
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How to Make Cauliflower Rice
1-ingredient cauliflower rice, perfect for practically any dish that calls for brown or white rice!
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Spoon resting on a plate of Crispy Breaded Cauliflower made with a cashew-based breading
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Crispy Breaded Cauliflower Wings
Crispy breaded cauliflower wings with a sweet 'n' spicy glaze! 10 ingredients, simple methods, BIG flavor! The perfect plant-based snack or side!
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Grabbing some Korean-Inspired Cauliflower Wings wrapped in lettuce leaves with shredded carrot
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Spicy Korean Style Cauliflower Wings
Amazingly flavorful 8-ingredient, 30-minute cauliflower wings! Seasoned with Korean gochujang sauce and baked until tender. A flavorful appetizer or side dish that’s also soy- and nut-free!
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White ceramic baking dish filled with Curry Cauliflower Wings alongside a bowl of green chutney for dipping
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Spicy Red Curry Cauliflower “Wings”
Amazing, spicy red curry cauliflower wings that are baked not fried, gluten-free, and plant-based. They require just 9 ingredients! Pair with my simple green chutney dipping sauce for a guilt-free snack or side.
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Bowl of Crispy Baked Cauliflower made with curry powder
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Quick Crispy Cauliflower
Our go-to method for making crispy, flavorful cauliflower FAST! Ready in 30 minutes with 4 simple ingredients, this cauliflower is a perfect side dish or addition to bowls, salads, and more!
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Cooking Mexican-inspired Easy Green Cauliflower Rice in a dutch oven
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Green Cauliflower Rice (20 minutes!)
Fluffy, tender cauliflower rice made green thanks to a blend of peppers and herbs! Just 20 minutes and 8 ingredients required.
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Lemon wedges and fresh cilantro on a platter of our Cauliflower Rice Mujadara recipe
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Curried Cauliflower Rice with Lentils & Crispy Shallot (Mujadara-Inspired)
A grain-free, healthier take on Middle Eastern-inspired mujadara with cauliflower rice, lentils, and crispy shallot! A satisfying, affordable, flavorful side dish or main.
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Platter of our delicious Vegetable Pakoras alongside a measuring cup filled with chutney
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Mixed Vegetable Pakoras (30 minutes!)
Mixed vegetable pakoras with a green chutney dipping sauce. Flavorful, easy to make, and ready in 30 minutes! A delicious, Indian-inspired side or snack.
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Using a serving spoon to scoop Garlic Mashed Cauliflower from a tray
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Vegan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
Move over mashed potatoes — there's a new side in town! Try our 6-ingredient, 30-minute whipped cauliflower that's creamy, comforting, salty, garlicky, buttery, and SO easy to make! The perfect plant-based, gluten-free side!
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Using a fork to pick up a bite of Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes topped with Mushroom Gravy
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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy
Cauliflower mashed potatoes topped with a simple mushroom gravy that comes together in less than 10 minutes.
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Close up shot of Cheesy Cauliflower Twice-Baked Potatoes
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Cauliflower Twice-Baked Potatoes
A cheesy, luxurious twice-baked potato with steamed cauliflower inside! The perfect vegetarian side dish.
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Whole Roasted Cauliflower on a metal platter with a side of chimichurri
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The Best Whole Roasted Cauliflower (5 Ingredients!)
The secrets to a perfect whole roasted cauliflower with two spice options, easy-to-follow methods, and serving ideas! A flavorful, wholesome alternative entrée or festive appetizer. Just 5 ingredients required!
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Using a fork and knife to cut into a Cashew Cauliflower Steak topped with dates and mint
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Cashew-Crusted Cauliflower “Steak”
INCREDIBLE Cashew-Crusted Cauliflower “Steak”! 10 ingredients, flavorful, crisp on the outside, tender on the inside. A delicious side or entrée with plenty of protein!
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DELICIOUS Shawarma Roasted Cauliflower STEAK! 30 minutes, BIG flavor, served with Chutney! #vegan #glutenfree #cauliflower #recipe #plantbased #minimalistbaker
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Shawarma Roasted Cauliflower “Steak”
Hearty, 30-minute cauliflower steak seasoned with a smoky shawarma spice blend, roasted until tender with a crust, and served with chutney!
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Cutting board with a pizza made using our Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe
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Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust
A simple vegan cauliflower pizza crust requiring 9 basic ingredients and easy-to-follow methods. The end product is crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and perfect for replacing traditional pizza crust!
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Platter of Vegetable Tacos with Chimichurri
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Roasted Vegetable Tacos with Magic Green Sauce
An easy, 30-minute plant-based meal: roasted vegetable tacos seasoned with spices, wrapped inside warm tortillas, and topped with vibrant green sauce! Seasonally versatile, big flavor, so healthy!
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Wood board filled with Roasted Cauliflower Tacos made with Adobo Romesco
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Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle Romesco
Smoky, roasted cauliflower tacos with a spicy chipotle romesco sauce! An easy (30 minutes!) and flavorful plant-based meal that’s versatile, healthy, and so satisfying!
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Using wooden salad spoons to pick up a serving of Lentil Grape Cauliflower Salad
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Curried Cauliflower, Grape & Lentil Salad
Crazy delicious kale salad topped with red grapes, lentils, and curry roasted cauliflower. Served with a tahini-green curry paste dressing! Just 30 minutes required for this flavorful side or entrée.
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Using wooden spoons to pick up a serving of our Vegan Cauliflower Stir Fry recipe
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30-Minute Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry
Easy, flavorful, satisfying cauliflower rice stir-fry ready in just 30 minutes! Vegetable-rich, studded with roasted cashews, grain-free!
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Chopsticks resting on a plate of Crispy Peanut Tofu over Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry
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Crispy Peanut Tofu & Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry
Crispy tofu that’s baked, not fried, and tossed in a 5-ingredient peanut glaze! Serve over cauliflower rice with sautéed veggies for a completely plant-based meal that’s entirely vegan + gluten free!
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Pan of Cauliflower Rice Kitchari topped with fresh cilantro
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1-Pot Cauliflower Rice Kitchari
A hearty 1-pot meal of kitchari — a traditional Ayurvedic dish for when comfort food is on the brain. Easy to digest and incredibly soothing, our inspired take on this flavorful dish can be served atop greens, grains, or roasted vegetables.
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Wooden spoon in a pot of Vegan Yellow Chickpea Curry
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1-Pot Yellow Chickpea Cauliflower Curry
Easy, 1-pot Vibrant Yellow Curry with cauliflower and chickpeas! A 30-minute hearty and satisfying entrée or side perfect over greens, cauliflower rice, or grains!
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Plate with naan, roasted cauliflower, and Sweet Potato Cauliflower Curry
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Sweet Potato Cauliflower Curry (30 Minutes!)
A cauliflower sweet potato curry inspired by aloo gobi with sweet potatoes and roasted cauliflower! Simple ingredients and 30 minutes required for this delicious, hearty plant-based meal!
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Big pot of vegan Curried Cauliflower Lentil Soup
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Creamy Curried Cauliflower Lentil Soup (1 Pot!)
Creamy, Indian-inspired 1-pot curried cauliflower soup with carrots, ginger, and red lentils! Subtly spiced, quick and easy to make, and perfect for meal prep!
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Wooden spoon in a pan of Cauliflower Potato Red Lentil Curry topped with fresh cilantro
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30-Minute Potato Cauliflower Red Lentil Curry
A rich and hearty curry of potato, cauliflower, and red lentil made in just 30 minutes! Hearty, comforting, and incredibly satisfying.
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Big pan of Cauliflower Dal Green Curry packed with fresh greens
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1-Pot Cauliflower Dal Green Curry
Green curry with coconut milk, moong dal, cauliflower, and loads of greens! A hearty, flavorful, 1-pot meal inspired by Indian and Thai cuisines!
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Tray displaying two gluten-free vegan Cauliflower Banh Mi sandwiches with a jar of pickled veggies behind it
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Cauliflower Banh Mi
Vegan Banh Mi Sandwich made with savory, caramelized cauliflower, sriracha mayo, and quick-pickled vegetables. Just 30 minutes to make this hearty sandwich!
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Baking pan filled with Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers
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Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers
Savory, simple, 10-ingredient stuffed peppers with cauliflower rice, black beans, smoky seasonings, and salsa! A hearty, healthy, plant-based meal.
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Big plate of Vegan Garlicky Spicy Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower
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Garlic Chili Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower
Garlicky, chili-spiced simple linguini tossed with vegan parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, and garlic-roasted cauliflower! A flavorful, satisfying plant-based dish requiring just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes.
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Plate of our vegan Masala-spiced Tofu Scramble for breakfast
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Masala-Spiced Tofu Scramble
A masala-spiced tofu scramble with roasted cauliflower, onion, and kale that takes just 30 minutes from start to finish. Healthy, satisfying, delicious, and perfect for any time of day!
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Fork resting in a Grain-Free Burrito Bowl topped with guacamole
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Grain-Free Burrito Bowls with Shredded Mexican Chicken
Hearty, grain-free burrito bowls with veggies, beans, and shredded Mexican chicken! Just 10 basic ingredients required for this satisfying, customizable meal!
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Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls made with guacamole, cilantro, and black beans
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Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl
Flavorful 30-minute burrito bowls made with seasoned cauliflower rice, black beans, grilled peppers and onions, and guacamole! Hearty, plant-based fun.
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    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Great question! I LOVE the escabeche, cauliflower red lentil curry, and cashew crusted cauliflower steak!

  1. Lorrie says

    Fantastic and just in time. Bought two ennormas organic cauliflower yesterday at the farmers market two for five bucks!! Which is super cheap for where I live. But need things to do with them. Thanks for this!

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