We love cauliflower as a side, a snack, or added to a main dish. It’s healthy and blends well with almost any flavor.
Below find our favorite cauliflower recipes. We love cauliflower for its versatility. It can be boiled, baked, roasted, steamed, or fried. It’s great chopped, shredded/riced, or even mashed. The mild flavor of cauliflower goes with almost anything and is an inexpensive way to stretch a dish.
Below you’ll find recipes from the following categories:
- Cauliflower Side Dishes
- Soups & Casseroles
- Appetizers & Snacks
- Main Dish Cauliflower Favorites
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Cauliflower Side Dishes
1. Crispy Roasted Cauliflower
Crispy Roasted Cauliflower is one of my all time favorite cauliflower dishes. This recipe in particular creates the most beautiful browned edges with a few unique techniques adding amazing flavor. So easy and so good!
2. Loaded Cauliflower Salad
Loaded Cauliflower Salad If you like potato salad, you’ll LOVE this cauliflower salad with similar flavors (but of course with fewer carbs). This dish is great for get togethers since it’s best made ahead of time (plus it has bacon and cheddar!).
3. Cauliflower Fried Rice
Cauliflower Fried Rice is a favorite side dish with all of the flavors of our favorite fried rice recipe. This goes great with stir-fries or even hoisin chicken. I make this dish with leftover chicken to enjoy as a healthy lunch throughout the week too!
4. Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are a creamy and delicious side perfect for serving with stews or anything that has gravy! They’re a lower carb version of mashed potatoes and you can add almost anything to them from roasted garlic to parmesan or cheddar and chives.
5. Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
Broccoli Cauliflower Salad is a crisp flavorful favorite in an easy homemade honey mustard dressing. This salad is great for lunches throughout the week and it’s potluck perfect.
6. Grilled Cauliflower Steaks
Easy Grilled Cauliflower steaks aren’t really steaks of course! These slabs of cauliflower are seasoned and then grilled until tender crisp. They make a great summer side when it’s too hot to turn on the oven!
Soups & Casseroles
7. Easy Cauliflower Soup
Easy Cauliflower Soup is rich, creamy, and totally dreamy. Like many cauliflower recipes, simple ingredients make great flavor. This soup tastes so indulgent but most of the creamy texture comes from the cauliflower, not from added heavy cream or flour.
8. Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole (from scratch)
Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole is easy to make and we love that this casserole requires no canned soups! This is the perfect make-ahead side dish for almost any meal (we also love this dish served with turkey dinner!).
9. Air Fryer Cauliflower Bacon “Mac and Cheese”
Air Fryer Cauliflower Bacon “Mac and Cheese” is a cauliflower casserole with all of the yumminess of mac and cheese sauce. This dish has so much flavor, nobody will ever miss the pasta!
10. Cauliflower Potato Soup
Cauliflower Potato Soup is a quick creamy soup that reheats well. We love to prep this at the beginning of the week and serve it for lunches with a slice of crusty bread for dunking.
11. Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
12. Cream of Cauliflower Soup
Cream of Cauliflower Soup is a simple and delicious soup that proves you don’t need fancy ingredients to have great flavor. Best of all, it’s quick to make and ready in about 30 minutes!
13. Oven Baked Buffalo Cauliflower
Oven Baked Buffalo Cauliflower is hands down one of our favorite cauliflower recipes. Tender cauliflower is oven baked and tossed with buffalo sauce. We serve it as a side or a snack and everyone loves it!
14. Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Tots
15. Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower is a twist on our favorite oven baked recipe. These come out crisp and delicious (and they reheat in the air fryer perfectly).
Giardiniera is an amazing snack or condiment with pickled veggies and lots of cauliflower. Once you start eating it, it’s hard to stop! Snack on it like pickles or use it to top a sandwich for a zesty bite.
Main Dish Cauliflower Favorites
17. Roasted Cauliflower Tacos
Roasted Cauliflower Tacos are a light simple dinner that everyone loves. They’re a great way to get more veggies in and the perfect meatless meal. Serve them up with a variety of toppings for the perfect family taco bar.
18. Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Cauliflower Pizza Crust is the perfect base for all of your pizza cravings. Add a little pizza sauce and a handful of toppings and bake until bubbly.
19. Veggie Enchiladas
Veggie Enchiladas are a cozy comfort food we love! Seasoned roasted veggies are wrapped in tortillas, smothered in enchilada sauce and cheese, and baked until bubbly.
20. Baked Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Baked Cauliflower Mac and Cheese adds tender roasted cauliflower florets to pasta in a rich creamy cheese sauce. With a generous dose of cheddar on top, it’s all baked until bubbly. This dish is great for adding chicken or diced ham if you’d like!
21. Roasted Whole Cauliflower
Garlic Parmesan Whole Roasted Cauliflower can be served as a side or a main dish. This is a unique and flavorful way to serve cauliflower.