Cauliflower Side Dish Recipes

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Easy Roasted Cauliflower

Rating: 4.89 stars
Even my kids will eat cauliflower when I make it like this. Roasting cauliflower in the oven makes it crunchy and the mixture of salt, brown sugar, and curry powder adds a slightly sweet flavor.

Cauliflower Fritters

Rating: 4.59 stars
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: 4.67 stars
Cauliflower couscous!

Low-Carb Cauliflower-Spinach Side Dish

Rating: 4.85 stars
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: 3.2 stars
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: 4.67 stars
This healthy cauliflower sheet pan bake features scallions, olives, carrots, and feta cheese. A delicious side or vegetarian main.

Truffled Cauliflower Gratin

Rating: 4.83 stars
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: 4.96 stars
Indian-style cauliflower rice. Optional additions - sliced red onion, boiled egg, avocado, other biryani things.

Roasted Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

This roasted cauliflower mac and cheese is a no-pasta version of a classic.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Rating: 4.75 stars
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
You will never miss eating mashed potatoes again now that you can have this deliciously creamy, bacon-cheese- flavored mashed cauliflower instead!

Inspiration and Ideas

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Rating: Unrated
"Super delicious—my kids loved it! Will definitely make again and again!" – Mrs. Harris

Cat's Cajun Dirty Cauliflower "Rice"

Rating: 4.46 stars

Cajun-style dirty rice made with cauliflower. Great as a side or a main dish!