80+ Easy Cauliflower Recipes

Updated on August 3, 2022

This is a collection of easy cauliflower recipes from different food bloggers that come up with different ideas on how to use this humble vegetable.

Cauliflower is one of our favorite vegetables to cook with! It is so versatile that you can eat raw or cooked in many different vegan and vegetarian dishes. Cauliflower is simple ingredient that turns delicious in many recipe, especially good in combination with cheese and sauces.

Cauliflower is available almost all year round, starting from fall to spring. There are almost 80 varieties of cauliflower and it differs in sizes.

It is easy to incorporate different flavors to cauliflower dishes. Do you like spicy or cheesy meals? You will definitely find new ideas in this post.

Cauliflower is a staple ingredient that is used in different diets like keto, paleo and low-carb. It is one of the popular ingredients for vegan and vegetarian dishes!

I love how simple cauliflower is, you can either chop it to florets, process it into rice or bake it whole. You can create whole new recipe with cauliflower basically every day! It is also great for a special occasion like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter etc.

80+ Easy Cauliflower Recipes that are also healthy. Mashed, riced, roasted, whole or in salad - cauliflower is amazing vegetable. Best delicious cauliflower recipes for different diets (vegan, vegetarian, low carb, keto, paleo). #cauliflowerrecipes #cauliflower #easyrecipe

So here are some of our favorite easy cauliflower recipes from different bloggers. Most of them are vegetarian, but some are made with Parmesan cheese that you can easily substitute Veg-friendly (free from rennet) version.

If you or one of your family members don’t like cauliflower, try adding more flavor and sauce and experiment with this vegetable. You will also find cauliflower recipes for Instant Pot and Air-Fryer. I hope you will get inspired to cook with cauliflower as much as we are!

Let us know in the comments, what are your struggles, when cooking cauliflower and what is your favorite way to cook cauliflower?

Don’t forget to Pin these cauliflower recipes for later and follow our Healthy Cauliflower Recipes board on Pinterest for more ideas.

Table Of Contents

Easy cauliflower recipes

1.Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini sauce – Cooking Journey Blog. Great vegan and gluten-free main. Perfect for every day dinner or special celebration.

Whole roasted cauliflower with tahini sauce, pomegranate seeds and parsley. View from top.

2. Citrus Whole Roasted Cauliflower – Cooking On The Weekends. Slowly cooked cauliflower with fresh and smoky flavors. Great vegetarian main dish or entree.

3. Instant Pot Whole Roasted in Indian Masala – The Belly Rules the Mind. Whole roasted cauliflower with delicious spices can be easily made in instant pot.

4. Whole Roasted Cauliflower – Healthier Steps. Juicy and flavorful whole roasted cauliflower with vegan mayonnaise. This gluten-free dish can be served with vegetables and vegan gravy.

5. Easy roasted cauliflower in the oven or air fryer – Cadry’s Kitchen. This cauliflower recipe is ridiculously easy to make! Gluten-free and vegan cauliflower florets that are roasted in the oven or air-fryer.

Air Fryer Cauliflower

6. Best Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Recipe – Tasty Galaxy. Vegan, Low Carb, Keto and Paleo Recipe. Healthy and simple side dish to make.

7. Cauliflower Curry – Cooking Journey Blog. Easy, healthy, low-carb and low-cost dish. This is also paleo, vegan and gluten-free. Truly delicious, combine with spicy tomato sauce.

8. Miso Roasted Cauliflower – Platings And Pairings. Healthy buttery cauliflower, tossed in miso and soy glaze.

9. Cauliflower Casserole-Gratin – Cooking Journey Blog. Cheesy and spicy dish for two. Easy, comforting dinner made in only 24 minutes.

Cauliflower casserole in two individual baking dishes on a wooden rack. Cauliflower casserole or cauliflower gratin (cauliflower and cheese bake) is a great spicy dish for the dinner. It is easy and fast dinner recipe, yet full of flavor. Cauliflower and cheese are best partners, with addition of jalapeno to spice it up! There are so many cauliflower casserole recipes, this is a best side dish or a snack during cold winter months to enjoy.

10. Cauliflower Cheese – Karen’s Kitchen Stories. Cauliflower, baked until golden the cheesiest cheddar sauce!

11. Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Casserole – Vegan Huggs. Loaded cheesy vegan casserole. Easy and delicious cauliflower baked to perfection.

12. Cheesy Cauliflower and Potato Bake with Spinach – Tinned Tomatoes. Comforting vegan cauliflower cheese with potatoes and spinach sauce.

13. Cauliflower Mustard Au Gratin – Garlic And Zest. Rich and decadent cauliflower with tangy mustard sauce. This is great side dish to roast meat or seafood.

14. Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower – Basil And Bubbly. Instant pot makes mashed cauliflower so much easier. Smooth, thick and actually delicious.

Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower

15. Keto Mashed Cauliflower with Cream Cheese and Asiago – Joy Filled Eats. Best mashed potato substitute that is easy to reheat.

16. Three Ingredient Puréed Cauliflower – The Organic Kitchen. It is buttery and light low carb dish made with veggie steamer and food processor.

17. Keto Herbed Goat Cheese Cauliflower Mash – Peace, Love And Low Carb. If you’re into ketogenic cooking, this is a great low-carb and dairy-free recipe for you!

18. Roasted Cauliflower Soup – Cooking Journey Blog. Smooth and silky cauliflower and mushroom soup that is also keto, paleo, gluten-free and vegan.

Cauliflower soup is smooth, silky, and absolutely tasty! This cauliflower soup recipe is healthy, gluten-free and vegan-friendly. So if you are looking into healthy cauliflower soup or mushroom soup combined together, they will deliver flavorful, creamy dish to serve. Cauliflower soup served in brown plates with walnuts and spinach on a black table.

19. Cauliflower & Potato Soup – Greedy Gourmet. Cauliflower, garlic and potatoes with a dash of white truffle oil and toasted almonds.

20. Cauliflower Leek Soup  – Where You Get Your Protein. Creamy vegan, oil- and nut free recipe. This soup, topped with vegan bacon is great for the busy weekends.

21. Easy Cauliflower Cheese Soup – Binky’s Culinary Carnival. Perfect recipe for chilly winter day. It tastes like cauliflower grating without the hassel of making Bechamel sauce.

22. Low Carb Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup – Recipes From A Pantry. Mexican, Vegan, Paleo and Gluten-free recipe. This soup, full of flavor and color will brighten your day.

Low Carb Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup

23. Curried Cauliflower Soup – What A Girl Eats. Jazzed up cauliflower, mashed with butter and Indian spices.

24. Low-Carb Cauliflower and Kale Curry Soup – Simply So Healthy. This Indian-style warming soup is gluten-free and comes together very quickly.

25. Roasted Orange Cauliflower Blender Soup With Curry – Homemade And Yummy. Find out more about orange cauliflower and a great recipe to use it.

26. Skinny Fettuccine Cauliflower Alfredo – A Virtual Vegan. Rich and creamy dish, which is also low in calories and fat free.skinny-fettuccine-cauliflower-alfredo

27. Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce – Sprinkles And Sprouts. This cauliflower recipe is a perfect option for a meatless Monday or every day vegetarian dinner.

28. Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese – Kasey Trenum. Amazing substitute to traditional pasta dish. Keto and Low-carb recipe.

29. Roasted Cauliflower Penne with Fennel and Garlic – Cooking Chat Food. Rich and creamy vegetable pasta sauce, tossed with penne and paired with good wine.

30. Skinny Cauliflower Pasta Bake – Easy Cooking With Molly. Light and creamy dish with a crunchy topping. Leftovers make a great office lunch.

Skinny Pasta Bake

31. Cauliflower Scampi in Lemon Garlic White Wine Sauce – Veggie Inspired. Great weeknight dinner that is ready in 30 minutes.

32. Cauliflower, Kale & Sweet Potato Gnocchi Bake – Raising Sugar Free Kids. Creamy gnocchi bake for winter season. Great filling cauliflower recipe for a crowd, as it is easy to double.

33. Roasted Cauliflower with Sesame – Savory Spin. Spicy roasted cauliflower with tahini sauce and sesame seeds inspired by Anthoni Bourdain. Addicting side-dish that is keto-friendly.

Roasted Cauliflower with Sesame

34. Cauliflower Dhansak – Neils Healthy Meals. Rich and flavorful Indian curry. This cauliflower recipe is also vegan, low-carb and gluten-free.

35. Crispy Baked Cauliflower with Chinese Lemon Sauce – Cilantro And Citronella. A vegan version of Chinese restaurant classic dish – lemon chicken.

36. Roasted Cauliflower with Sweet Mini Peppers – Baked Broiled And Basted. Simple and delicious recipe to try.

37. Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan Steak – Cooking Journey Blog. Easy meat-free and gluten-free side or main.

Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan Steak on the white plate with tiered basil leaves on top

38. Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks – Kroll’s Korner. Low carb weeknight side dish.

39. Cajun Shrimp and Cauliflower “Grits”– Baba Ganosh. Healthy Southern dish that is also keto and gluten-free.

40. Gobi Manchurian – I Knead To Eat. Vegetarian version of delicious and popular Indo Chinese dish. Cauliflower, coated in a sweet and tangy sauce.

41. Persian Roasted Cauliflower Steak – Krumpli. Persian influenced exotic vegan dinner. Beautiful cauliflower recipe with sumac and pomegranate.

Persian Roasted Cauliflower Steak

42. Air Fried Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry – Vegan In The Freezer.  Air Fryer makes this cauliflower dish delicious, fast and lower in fats.

43. Asian Style Baked Cauliflower Wings – Kitchen Sanctuary. Delicious vegetarian chicken wings. Cauliflower wings in buffalo style coating, then baked in the oven until crispy.

44. BBQ Cauliflower Wings – Nora Cooks. Vegan meaty cauliflower makes a perfect appetizer or a game day snack.

45. Baked Buffalo Cauliflower wings – Cooking Journey Blog. Easy vegetarian and gluten-free recipe. Tasty, healthy and spicy Super Bowl snack.

Buffalo cauliflower on a black board, served with white sauce

46. Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower – Berry Maple. Easy party appetizer that is also low-carb and gluten-free.

47. Cauliflower Pakora – Caroline’s Cooking. Traditional Indian snack or appetizer is great for your party menu!

48. Vegetarian Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza – Three Olives Branch. Amazing vegetarian pizza with mozzarella and blue cheese

49. Kung Pao Cauliflower – Savory Bites Recipes. Better than any Chinese take out dish! Delicious vegetarian version of popular dish.

50. Biryani with Cauliflower & Chickpeas – The Cook Report. Easy and spicy weeknight dinner, topped with runny boiled egg and nigella seeds.

Biryani with Cauliflower & Chickpeas

51. Cauliflower Rice – Cooking Journey Blog. Tasty and healthy (vegan, gluten-free, paleo and low-carb) dish, great substitute for traditional rice.

52. Shiitake Cauliflower Risotto Stacks – Spabettie. This flavorful comforting appetizer is a must make.

53. Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Rice with Za’atar Chickpeas – Elephantastic Vegan. Great low-carb recipe with purple and green cauliflowers.

54. Southwest Cauliflower Rice Pilaf with Toasted Pepitas – Savoring Today. Tasty low-carb side dish with warming spices and subtle crunch of toasted pepitas.

55. Cauliflower Fritters – Cooking Journey Blog. Healthy and easy vegetarian breakfast. Dairy-free, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, sugar-free recipe.

Cauliflower fritters with parsley, served on the gray table with tea. Cauliflower fritters – best cauliflower recipe for healthy breakfast. You need no milk, no sugar to make this easy pancake recipe tasty! This is one of breakfast ideas for kids, that you should try.

56. Cauliflower Bread – Cooking Journey Blog. Easy and healthy snack. Super moist, perfect for breakfast.

57. Gluten-Free Vegan Cauliflower Hash Browns – Healthier Steps. Crisp outside and moist inside, simply irresistible.

58. Cheesy Low Carb Cauliflower Tots Recipe – Wholesome Yum. Easy keto cauliflower recipe made with 4 ingredients.

59. Broccoli Cheddar Cauliflower Hash Browns – Delicious Little Bites. Delicious low-carb side dish. Perfect for breakfast, too.

60. Cauliflower Breadsticks – Cooking Journey Blog. Cheesy low-carb and gluten-free snack.

Cheesy cauliflower breadstick and tomato sauce.

61. Cauliflower Waffles – Kelly Lenihan. Grain-free breakfast recipe. Great to serve with avocado for breakfast or for lunch.

62. Broccoli-Cauliflower Paratha Recipe – Code 2 Cook. Spicy Indian-style bread, made with whole wheat flour.

63. Cauliflower quinoa burgers with mushrooms and onions – Rhubarbarians. These flavorful veggie burgers, topped with butter garlic sauteed mushrooms will be your favorite snack.

64. Cheddar Cauliflower Burgers – Running To The Kitchen. Vegetarian burgers, stuffed with cheddar cheese, pickled cabbage and cilantro pesto.

Cheddar Cauliflower Burgers

65. Baked Cauliflower Bites Au Gratin with Pancetta – Low Carb Yum. Cheesy appetizer for a party ready in less than 40 minutes.

66. Cauliflower Pot Pie – Brooklyn Farm Girl. Vegetarian pie with cauliflower, carrots and peas, made with frozen pie crust.

67. Zero Point Weight Watchers Tortillas – Cook Eat Go. Easy low-carb tortillas for your taco day!

68. Cauliflower Shawarma – Divalicious Recipes. Creamy and spicy vegetarian shawarma.

69. Vegan Cauliflower Salad – Cooking Journey Blog. Healthy, low-carb, gluten-free easy dish, inpired by Mediterranean cuisine.

Vegan Cauliflower Salad in the bowl, served with forks and lime

70. Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh – Downshiftology. Simple gluten-free tabbouleh with raw cauliflower rice.

71. Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Sweet Pepper Salsa – Thinly Spread. Vegan colorful salad with beautiful Romanesco.

72. Best Ever Lemony Cauliflower Fennel Salad – She Loves Biscotti. Simple make-ahead salad with a tangy vinaigrette.

73. Cauliflower Salad with Hummus and Tahini Dressing – This Is How I Cook. Rich, spicy and herbal flavors of this salad rocks!

74. Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Wraps – Hey Nutrition Lady. Spicy vegan gluten-free snacks that are easy to make and freezer-friendly.

Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Wraps

75. Baked Cauliflower Cakes – She Keeps A Lovely Home. Crispy and delicious savory cakes with garlic sauce. Perfect appetizers for your dinner party.

76. Tandoori Cauliflower and Chickpea Taco – Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey. Delicious and healthy vegan Taco. Colorful with an explosion of taste and budget-friendly.

77. Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos – Always Use Butter. Perfect vegetarian taco with blue cheese and lemon flavors.

78. Lemon Roasted Cauliflower – My Weekend Kitchen. Easy cauliflower recipe for a party with a simple zesty lemon dressing.

79. Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie – Natural Fit Foodie. Thick and creamy low-carb delight.


80. No Oats Cauliflower Oatmeal – A Life Of Happenstance. Easy and tasty oatmeal bowl without actual oats. Gluten-free, sugar-free and paleo recipe.

81. Pickled Cauliflower – Sidewalk Shoes. Delicious addition to an appetizer plate. Crisp and tart vegan snack.

82. Cauliflower Cheese Roulade – Divalicious Recipes. Vegetarian, low-carb and gluten-free cauliflower cheese recipe. Very light and delicate roulade.

83. Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese – Cooking Journey Blog. Delicious low carb and gluten free version of the classics!

Keto Cauliflower Mac And Cheese on the plate with a fork

So are you ready to cook more easy vegetarian cauliflower recipes?
Hope you enjoyed this selection of vegetable recipes. As you can see there are many delicious cauliflower recipes to try! You can eat it on breakfast, lunch, dinner or pack a snack on the go and stay fit and healthy.

80+ Easy Cauliflower Recipes that are also healthy. Mashed, riced, roasted, whole or in salad - cauliflower is amazing vegetable. Best delicious cauliflower recipes for different diets (vegan, vegetarian, low carb, keto, paleo). #cauliflowerrecipes #cauliflower #easyrecipe

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  1. Cynthia | What A Girl Eats

    Don’t you love how cauliflower is the darling of the culinary world? I can’t wait to try some of these!

    1. Absolutely! Cauliflower is our favorite veggie, so it was kind of natural to make a roundup to show how versatile it can be in different recipes from snacks to mains and even smoothies.

    1. Thanks for sharing! We’ve also made cauliflower flatbread, it was soo good. Your cauliflower paratha is packed with spicy comforting flavors, which is great this season!

  2. Thanks so much for including my Easy Cauliflower Soup in the awesome collection. I will be sure to share this post on my social media.

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