These clever recipes replace starchy potatoes, refined flour, and white rice with delicious, nutritious cauliflower, master of disguises.
"A great way to add some zip to your cauliflower. This recipe is low-carb and resembles a loaded potato! Very unique and down right tasty!" -- BOOKCHICKADEE
“This recipe is unbelievable. I served it to two cauliflower non-lovers and didn't tell them what it was until they were finished raving about it. I wasn't sure that straight veggies and pork was going to be enough for my big boys, so I made some rice anyways to add to the dish. The rice is now in my freezer.” – volleyballmom
Oh, cauliflower, you’ve outdone yourself. Now, the texture isn’t identical to pizza crust. But this crust is delicious in its own right, and a healthier delivery system for pizza toppings. The key is to squeeze out all the moisture from the cooked cauliflower before baking.
“This is 'wow' on the tongue! A very flexible recipe—I can see adding leftover mashed potatoes, kale, or artichoke hearts to the mix. Phenomenal with aioli garlic mustard sauce.” – lisandreasings
Finally, a steak both paleo people and vegans can devour. Pair these oven-roasted “steaks” with a simple lemon-garlic sauce; chimichurri; or roasted cherry tomatoes, sliced green olives, and feta.
Get ready for tots without the taters! Steam tiny cauliflower florets then add bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, egg, and simple seasonings. Form this tasty mixture into tiny tots, then bake until golden brown.
Like a creamy potato salad, this crafty cauliflower side is loaded up with pickle relish, hard-boiled eggs, tangy mustard, and mayo.
Cauliflower goes to the movies...deep undercover. “I have tried a few roasted cauliflower recipes on this site,” says bd.weld. “And this one is the easiest and tastiest.”
A low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes, this creamy cauliflower mash is a smash hit. It’s a healthy side that takes just minutes to make.
"This is a great substitution for buffalo wings," says ddmama. "Can be made gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian. Make sure to coat your cookie sheet well with oil or they will stick. Husband and kids give this two thumbs up! Dip this in ranch or blue cheese for even more added flavor, but it doesn't need it."
"Cauliflower takes the place of potatoes in this low-carb version of hash browns," says Elizabeth. "The browns are held together with sharp Cheddar cheese."
OK, just this once, you can play with your food.