Want to lighten up your favorite family recipes? These low-carb Cauliflower Healthy Recipes will change the way you cook. Best of all, your family might not even realize they contain hidden veggies. Cauliflower recipes ideas for appetizers, soups, sides, and main dishes.
Cauliflower Healthy Recipes
If you’ve been watching calories or carbs or you’ve just been trying to eat a little healthier, you’ve probably heard people touting the versatility of cauliflower. But when you stare at that white orb of florets, you may be feeling rather uninspired. If that’s the case, you’re going to love this list of easy, tasty, and crave-worthy cauliflower recipes. No tasteless dishes allowed!
From yummy cauliflower-based snacks and appetizers to main dishes and sides, you’re sure to find a veggie-packed recipe that everyone in your family will love.
Cauliflower Snack and Appetizer Recipes
Hosting a get-together but don’t want to fall off the wagon with your eating plan? These delicious recipes are amazing health-conscious snacks and appetizers that’ll make people say, “I can’t believe this is cauliflower!”
Looking for a guilt-free snack with a kick of flavor? Try our Skinny Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. You can prep and bake them in under 30 minutes, so you should definitely keep a head of cauliflower and bottle of hot sauce on hand at all times, just in case you need something flavorful to munch on. Optional: serve with blue cheese or ranch. | Frugal Coupon Living
Kid-friendly and healthy, these Cauliflower Tots are a sneaky way to get your kids to eat more veggies. They make terrific appetizers for get-togethers with friends, too. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces for tater tots, such as ketchup, spicy mayo, or creamy mustard dipping sauces. | To Simply Inspire
When you’re trying to cut carbs, the cravings for crackers and chips can be a real struggle, but no more! These Cauliflower Crackers are crispy, crunchy, dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, and totally healthy. Enjoy them with dips, spreads, in soups, or just as an everyday snack. | Healthy Taste of Life
Cauliflower Parmesan Crisps are another excellent crunchy snack that folks will love regardless of whether they’re watching their carbs or not. They’re made with cauliflower, Parmesan cheese, and a few spices, so they’re simple and budget-friendly. | Will Cook for Smiles
Honey Garlic Cauliflower makes a yummy appetizer, but it’s also incredibly tasty when paired with fried rice to make a complete meal. This recipe isn’t low carb since the cauliflower is breaded and then fried, but you can adjust the flowers for carb-friendlier versions if you’d like.| Flavours Treat
These Cauliflower Fritters with Garlic Dill Aioli are terrific as a snack, brunch, or a side dish. The creamy garlic dill aioli pairs perfectly with the crispy seasoned fritters. | Babaganosh
On a vegan or vegetarian diet? Don’t forget our hidden veggies vegetarian fritters made carrots and zucchini. Your kids will love htem!
This Spicy Vegan Chorizo Queso will be a hit at your next get-together. This cauliflower-based recipe is made entirely of veggies, which totally surprises people who try it. There will be no leftovers when you bring this dip to the party. | Spabettie
Homemade hummus is fantastic! And you’re going to flip when you try this tasty Roasted Red Pepper Cauliflower Hummus. It’s full of rich flavor without excess carbs weighing you down. | Keto Cooking Christian
Cauliflower Main Dish Recipes
Perhaps you’re looking for a full-on meal made with cauliflower that’ll give you the comfort food goodness of potatoes or meat but without all the carbs or fat. You’ll never miss those ingredients in these dishes.
Raise your hand if you love jalapeno poppers! Get all the flavors of them in a creamy, delicious, keto-friendly Jalapeno Popper Cauliflower Mac & Cheese recipe made with cauliflower. It’s so decadent that you’ll never miss the pasta. | Keto Cooking Christian
Skip the takeout. Make your own lighter version at home. This Sticky Sesame Cauliflower is battered, baked, and then smothered in a sticky sauce that’s sweet, spicy, and absolutely scrumptious. | Vegan Huggs
This Cauliflower Scampi with Garlic and White Wine Sauce is a winning weeknight meal that’s ready in less than 30 minutes. This pasta recipe includes cauliflower, plenty of lemon, a yummy white wine sauce and fresh herbs. | Veggie Inspired
Do you want to add more veggies to your diet but also want them smothered in a creamy poblano sauce? If you answered, “Yes!” these Cauliflower Enchiladas are the meal for you. | Foodal
This simple vegetarian meal makes the perfect weeknight dinner for busy folks. The Charred Cauliflower Steaks with Curry Sauce is ready to eat in under 30 minutes and can be cooked in the oven or on the grill. | Peel with Zeal
When the weather gets colder, you’re going to love this Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup. Topped with Parmesan croutons, crumbled bacon, green onions, and sun-dried tomato oil, the flavor combination is out of this world. | The Inspiration Edit
Cook a meal in practically no time—only 25 minutes, in fact. This Sausage Pepper Cauliflower Rice Skillet is super tasty and incredibly easy. If you miss rice, learning how to make delicious cauliflower rice skillets like this one can save your sanity (and your diet)! | Low Carb Africa
Shepherd’s pie is classic comfort food, but the piles of mashed potatoes on top don’t do you any favors if you’re trying to cut carbs. This Mashed Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie recipe, however, is a low-carber’s dream food. The ground beef mixture is topped with a creamy, cheesy cauliflower mash that’s so good you won’t crave those potatoes at all. | Home Cooking Memories
I have to admit—when I began my search for cauliflower recipes, I didn’t think I’d find a breakfast dish. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to come across these Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Breakfast Muffins. Since muffins are usually quite carb-heavy, these seem like a tasty and sensible swap. | Mom Skoop
Cauliflower Tikka Masala is a budget-friendly meal that’s packed with bold, savory flavors. Families who enjoy spicy food are going to love this dish. Roasting the cauliflower gives it maximum flavor before it’s coated in the delicious sauce. | Vegan Huggs
Everyone in the family will devour this Keto Pizza Cauliflower Casserole. It tastes just like a regular pizza, but you can feel good about getting in lots of good-for-you cauliflower for kids who may be rather picky about their veggies. | Home Made Lovely
This Creamy Cauliflower Curry is another quick weeknight meal option that’s perfect for busy evenings. Pair it with steamed basmati rice or some naan bread.| Fun Food Frolic
Cauliflower Side Dish Recipes
These cauliflower recipes include salads and sides that’ll help you round out your favorite meals.
Make tacos and wraps a little healthier by making Cauliflower Tortillas. Not only are they great for taco filling and other meats, but the tortillas make a tasty base for pizza toppings, as well.| Low Carb Yum
Anyone who’s doing keto, low carb, or just looking for healthier, lower-cal, lower-carb options for potatoes should have a recipe for Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes in their arsenal. It’s a dinnertime staple! | The Salty Pot
You could also try this recipe for Crock-Pot Mashed Cauliflower. It’s loaded with sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onions. | Tammilee Tips
If you want to serve a show-stopping side, try this Garlic and Smoked Paprika Whole Roasted Cauliflower recipe. It is packed with flavor, crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. It’s perfect for the holidays or any time of year when you want to make an impressive side dish. | Veggie Desserts
How beautiful is this Roasted Purple Cauliflower Salad? White and purple cauliflower florets are roasted on a sheet pan along with broccoli, oil, and spices, and then tossed together in a delicious salad with a refreshing lemon-garlic salad dressing. | Little Sunny Kitchen
Sometimes, comfort cooking is where it’s at, but you may want the comfort food without all the carbs. Here’s where this Loaded Keto Cauliflower Casserole with Broccoli and Cheese comes in. It’s hearty, packed with veggies, and super creamy and cheesy. Use these metric conversion charts if you don’t have a food scale to measure out the ingredients. | Here to Cook
It’s a healthier twist on a Middle Eastern favorite. This Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh is low-carb and grain-free, making it a healthy, clean salad that everyone can enjoy. It’s a wonderful year-round salad because the ingredients are always available. The dressing is simple and made with just lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. | The View from Great Island
When Thanksgiving and Christmas come around, you may be missing the traditional stuffing to go along with your turkey if you’re low-carbing. But this Low Carb Riced Cauliflower Stuffing is going to make you feel like you’re not skimping out at all. It’s full of the flavors of traditional stuffing, but without the bread.| Flavor the Moments (see our Gluten Free Thanksgiving Ideas too!)
This Loaded Cauliflower Salad will be your new favorite side. It’s crispy, crunchy, and flavorful. This salad is a terrific potluck dish, especially with summertime foods like burgers, kabobs, and other meats cooked on the grill. | Spend with Pennies
Polenta is comfort food that’s typically made with cornmeal or other grains, but it takes on a healthier spin in this Cauliflower Polenta recipe. It’s warm, creamy, cheesy, and the perfect side to pair with any dish that has gravy or sauce.| Sumptuous Spoonfuls
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