If you think cauliflower is boring, think again! This white & fluffy cousin to broccoli is easy to overlook, but there are tons of delicious ways to prepare this versatile vegetable to make it shine. Cauliflower is easy to roast, steam, fry, and can even be pureed or chopped into a rice-like consistency, so the possibilities are nearly endless. This also makes cauliflower a particularly good option for vegetarians, vegans, and people on other special diets looking for a versatile ingredient to provide extra substance to their meals.
Cauliflower is in season year round, but especially popular as a winter vegetable, so we're taking this opportunity to compile a list of delicious recipes for our cauliflower lovers and skeptics alike! On this list you'll find no cauliflower pizza crusts or cauliflower steaks, just classic cauliflower recipes that pack flavor into these little white florets. Let's get on to it, shall we?
This cauliflower chickpea curry recipe from Wholefully is the perfect vegetarian curry, and just the thing to warm you up on a winter evening! Flavors of coconut and red curry are soaked up by the mild cauliflower florets and everything comes together in under 30 minutes—perfect for a weeknight meal.
Speaking of spicy cauliflower, this simple sheet pan roasted sweet & spicy cauliflower from The Fitchen is a great side dish or snack to share with friends and family. Maple syrup and sriracha lend these roasted florets their delicious and unexpected flavor.
This cauliflower soup is deceptively "creamy," even though it doesn't contain any cream. This vegetable soup contains a whole head of cauliflower, plus leeks and onions, which makes for a light yet satisfying soup.
If you need something a little more snack-able, these breaded, fried parmesan cauliflower bites from Damn Delicious are the perfect fix. These morsels are excellent on their own, or dipped in marinara sauce. Why not fry some up for your next party?
If you've never tried buffalo cauliflower, then you're missing out! These baked buffalo cauliflower bites from Life Tastes Good are super easy, and packed with buffalo flavor. They're a great alternative to spicy chicken wings, and another party-worthy recipe on our list—great for a movie night in!
You won't believe how delicious this roasted cauliflower salad is! This recipe comes from Budget Bytes and is a great option for a filling dinner. And it's not just the veggies that shine in this dish—you'll go crazy for the lemony tahini dressing, too!
Cassie runs Wholefully from her home in small-town Indiana. Her blog features all sorts of things relevant to country living, from growing, cooking, and preserving food to homesteading, crafting, and health & fitness.
Jordan and Clark run The Fitchen with a focus on—you guessed it—fitness. They love crafting healthy recipes that work with a fit lifestyle, even for those who are busy and on a tight budget.
Chungah started Damn Delicious as a solo project, but now works with a team of recipe developers to help make quick and easy recipes using simple, fresh ingredients to serve the everyday home cook.
Marion is the author behind Life Tastes Good, a blog focusing mostly on delicious recipes that save you time and money, plus a little travel, DIY, and other tid-bits sprinkled in. She started her blog after becoming an empty-nester, and is a great resource for parents finding themselves in that same situation, learning to cook for just themselves.
Beth is the food lover and number cruncher who runs Budget Bytes. Her recipes cater to the person who's money conscious (or aspires to be) but also a total foodie who doesn't want to sacrifice flavor.