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Crazy for Cauliflower! 26 Healthy Cauliflower Recipes + Cauliflower Nutrition 101

Whether you’re knee deep in the cauliflower craze, or just wading in, you’ll love these 26 creative and healthy cauliflower recipes. All the recipes are gluten free, and many are vegan, vegetarian, grain free, or low carb. I promise you-there’s something delicious for everyone!

Crazy for Cauliflower! You'll love these 26 healthy, gluten free, and absolutely delicious, cauliflower recipes!~There's something for everyone, including vegan, paleo, and grain free options. Get the recipes at The Spicy RD

Just in case you haven’t gotten the memo {yet!}, healthy cauliflower recipes {as in “rice”, “pizza”, mashed, whole roasted, and more} are ALL the rage these days!

And, for good reason too…

Why Your Should Eat More Cauliflower + Cauliflower Nutrition 101

  1. As a member of the cruciferous veggie family, cauliflower contains potential anti-cancer compounds called glucosinolates. Although studies to date have been mixed, some research has shown a reduced risk of prostate, colorectal, lung, and breast cancers with greater intakes of cruciferous vegetables.
  2. Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6, plus it’s a good source of fiber to help promote digestive health. As an added bonus, because cauliflower, and other cruciferous veggies, are rich in sulforaphane, they may help kill H. Pylori, the bacteria responsible for peptic ulcers and most gastric cancers.
  3. Not only should you EAT THE RAINBOW, you also should be eating THE CLOUDS! These are the humble “superfoods”, including onions, shallots, mushrooms, and CAULIFLOWER that are a delicious and inexpensive way for you to boost the nutrient value of your meals.
  4. Cauliflower is a blank slate {taste wise}, ready and waiting for you to put your culinary genius to work! Need ideas to get those creative juices flowing? Let’s get straight to the recipes!

Thanks so much for my registered dietitian and healthy food blogger friends for sharing their delicious recipes and photos! All of the recipes are gluten-free, plus you will find lots of options for every taste and diet, including vegan {noted with a V}, vegetarian {noted with Veg}, low carb, and paleo. Enjoy!

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HEALTHY CAULIFLOWER RECIPES

Healthy Cauliflower Recipes: Riced Cauliflower

Healthy Cauliflower Recipes | Cauliflower Rice | Gluten Free & Delicious! | Get all the recipes at The Spicy RD

  1. Spanish Style Cauliflower Rice ~ RD Delicious Kitchen
  2. Veggie Cauliflower Fried Rice w/ Crispy Tofu {Veg, GF}~ Nutritioulicious
  3. Cauliflower Cranberry Superfood Salad {V, GF} ~ The Nutrition Adventure
  4. Curried Cauliflower Rice {V, GF} ~ Chard in Charge
  5. Lemon Asparagus Cauliflower Rice {V, GF} ~ Food, Pleasure, & Health
  6. Broccoli & Cauliflower Rice Quiche {Veg, GF} ~ Hungry Hobby
  7. Bacon Mushroom Cauliflower Risotto {GF} ~ The Every Kitchen

Healthy Cauliflower Recipes: Cauliflower Pizza, Cauliflower Breadsticks, & Cauliflower SoupHealthy Cauliflower Recipes | Cauliflower Pizza, Bread, & Soup | Gluten Free & Delicious! | Get all the recipes at The Spicy RD

  1. Cheesy Cauliflower Bread Sticks w/ Marinara Dipping Sauce {V, GF} ~ The Spicy RD
  2. Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup w/ Crispy Bacon {GF} ~ Jenny Shea Rawn
  3. Clean Eating Cauliflower Soup {V, GF} ~ Food Confidence
  4. Mexican Cauliflower Pizza {Veg, GF} ~ Avocado a Day Nutrition
  5. Roasted Vegetable Pizza w/ Cauliflower Pizza Crust {V option, GF} ~ Nourished by Nutrition
  6. Creamy Cauliflower Soup w/ Pistachio Harissa Pesto {V, GF} ~ The Spicy RD

Healthy Cauliflower Recipes: Baked, Mashed, & Roasted CauliflowerHealthy Cauliflower Recipes | Baked, Mashed, & Roasted Cauliflower | Gluten Free & Delicious! | Get all the recipes at The Spicy RD

  1. Creamy Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower {V, GF} ~ Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
  2. Cauliflower Steaks w/ White Beans {V option, GF} ~ Meal Makeover Moms
  3. Everything Bagel Roasted Cauliflower {V, GF} ~ Holley Grainger
  4. Vegan Cauliflower Mash {V, GF} ~ Whole Living Lauren
  5. Healthy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower w/ Ranch Dip {V, GF} ~ Sharon Palmer
  6. Vegan Cauliflower Mash Bowls {V, GF} ~ The Lean Green Bean

 More Creative Healthy Cauliflower RecipesHealthy & Creative Cauliflower Recipes | Gluten Free & Delicious! | Get all the recipes at The Spicy RD

  1. Roasted Cauliflower, Potatoes & Brussels Spouts w/ Hazelnuts {Veg, GF} ~ The Spicy RD
  2. Low Carb Cauliflower Breakfast Skillet Casserole {GF} ~ Love & Zest
  3. Smoked Cauliflower, Chickpea, and Kale Shakshuka {Veg, GF} ~ Katie Cavuto
  4. Cauliflower Pancakes {Veg, GF} ~ Real Food, Real Deals
  5. Cauliflower & Chickpea Curry {V, GF} ~ Homemade Nutrition
  6. Cajun Cauliflower Bites {V option, GF} ~ Shaw’s Simple Swaps
  7. Kung Pao Cauliflower Chicken {Keto, GF} ~ 80 Twenty Nutrition

Let’s chat!

Have you jumped on the cauliflower trend yet? What’s your favorite way to eat cauliflower? If your NOT eating cauliflower, why not? Which of these cauliflower recipes will you try first???

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10 thoughts on “Crazy for Cauliflower! 26 Healthy Cauliflower Recipes + Cauliflower Nutrition 101”

  1. I love your phrase “eat the clouds” – so true! Cauliflower is so incredibly versatile, and it seems to have come about only recently that we are inventing new ways to enjoy this uber nutritious vegetable. I love your collection and have happily Pinned (on my Cauliflower is the new black board), Yummed, Flipped, FBd and Tweeted it. Gotta share the cauliflower love

  2. Wow! So many great cauliflower recipes to choose from! Thanks for rounding these up E.A!! and, thank you for including me 😉

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