Cauliflower Side Dish Recipes

Create delicious cauliflower side dishes with recipes for roasted cauliflower, cheesy cauliflower, cauliflower "rice", and more.

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Easy Roasted Cauliflower

Rating: 5 stars 22
Cauliflower is roasted in the oven with a mixture of salt, brown sugar, and curry powder to add a sweet-salty flavor. Even my kids will eat cauliflower when I make it like this!
By Allrecipes Member

Cauliflower Fritters

Rating: 4.5 stars 217
These cauliflower fritters are easy to make and a different way to have cauliflower. So delicious and tasty. I've made these a number of times for my family and friends.

Cauliflower Couscous

Rating: 4.5 stars 32
Cauliflower couscous!

Low-Carb Cauliflower-Spinach Side Dish

Rating: 5 stars 14
My husband and I have been watching our carbs. One night I threw together these ingredients, and it turned out fantastic! I hope this helps you on your diet journey. It's very quick and easy to make. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Cauliflower Tots

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Tater tots made from cauliflower are a great way to get your family to eat veggies. The best part is they will never know. Now you can have them on the table in less than 10 minutes and you won't have to heat up your house by turning on the oven.

Sheet Pan Cauliflower Bake

Rating: 5 stars 8
This healthy cauliflower sheet pan bake features scallions, olives, carrots, and feta cheese. A delicious side or vegetarian main.

Truffled Cauliflower Gratin

Rating: 5 stars 36
In this otherwise humble gratin, we're going to use another, much more delicious delivery system of truffles: truffle pecorino cheese. For less than $10 worth of cheese, I think you can get a nicer, truer truffle flavor. By the way, if you know they actually make this cheese with synthetic truffle oil, please keep it to yourself, and don't spoil it for me.

Gobi Manchurian

This is one of my favorite gobi (cauliflower) recipes, and available at many Indian restaurants. A spicy Asian dish that's sure to leave your family wanting more! Occasionally, I even love to bake the cauliflower to lower the calories. Keep in mind, baking will take away from the crispiness of fried cauliflower.

Cauliflower Rice (Biryani-Style)

Rating: 5 stars 28
Indian-style cauliflower rice. Optional additions - sliced red onion, boiled egg, avocado, other biryani things.

Roasted Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
This roasted cauliflower mac and cheese is a no-pasta version of a classic.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Rating: 5 stars 10
Cutting cauliflower into "steaks" and grilling them not only gives a flavorful, caramelized, and smoky taste, the presentation is lovely! A delicious change from boring old steamed cauliflower! I like my cauliflower a little on the firm side, so add a few extra minutes if you like it softer.

Keto Cauliflower Bacon Cheese Mash

Rating: 5 stars 8
You will never miss eating mashed potatoes again now that you can have this deliciously creamy, bacon-cheese- flavored mashed cauliflower instead!
By Carol Castellucci Miller

Inspiration and Ideas

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower
Rating: Unrated 3263
"Super delicious—my kids loved it! Will definitely make again and again!" – Mrs. Harris
Loaded Cauliflower
Rating: Unrated 509
"A great way to add some zip to your cauliflower. This recipe is low-carb, and resembles a loaded baked potato!" – BOOKCHICKADEE