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20 Secret Ingredient Cauliflower Recipes

20 Secret Ingredient Cauliflower Recipes

20 Secret Ingredient Cauliflower Recipes
You know the old saying … if life gives you cauliflower, make pizza crust.

What, that’s not a saying?! Well, I propose right here and now that it should be.

We all know cauliflower is a pretty great vegetable, sure. But do you know just how versatile it is? Did you know you can take a head of the stuff and make, yes, a pizza crust? Or a lightened-up version of mashed potatoes? How about hummus? Rice?! Popcorn! Buffalo wings!!

This incredible cruciferous vegetable isn’t only low in carbohydrates (perfect for those eating lower-carb diets), it’s utterly packed with nutrients. So the fact that you can transform it into a myriad of other things–usually as as substitute for something that would have been far more calorie-dense–it’s a very good thing.

Here are 20 brilliant cauliflower recipes from around the web that touch upon the infinite possibilities for this one remarkable vegetable.

Recipe Title: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Description: Spicy cauliflower “wings” dipped in cool ranch sauce? Yes, please. McKel at Nutrition Stripped shares this recipe for game day or any day.

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44 Comments

  • Reply
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl
    March 4, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I have had the pulled cauliflower bbq sandwiches before and I LOVED them!! You can never go wrong with pizza crust and rice though, too!

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      Kare Troughton
      March 4, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      I cannot WAIT to try those sandwiches. So creative!

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    dishing up the dirt
    March 4, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Love love love cauliflower! It’s the best “secret” ingredient ever.

    • Reply
      Kare Troughton
      March 4, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      Seriously! So many possibilities.

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    March 4, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Mmmm I made those cauli bites with vegan ranch for the superbowl and they were insane!!! YUMYUM.

    • Reply
      Kare Troughton
      March 4, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Every time I look at that photo I drool a little! Or a lot. Or both. 😉

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    Ruta @ The Smart Cookie
    March 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    I love your beautiful website. So pretty and so delicious.

    I had a question about blogging etiquette. When you do a round-up like this, do you have to ask all the authors individually for permission to use their recipes/photos or is it simply OK to give credit to them. Thanks so much!

    • Reply
      Kare Troughton
      March 4, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      Hi Ruta! Thank you for the nice words! In round-ups such as these, we do make sure it’s okay with individual bloggers before including their photos, and we link directly to the recipe on their blogs.

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    Julia Mueller
    March 4, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    This post is amazing, Kare! I seriously eat at least a head of cauliflower every week (it’s bad…real, real bad…ohhhhh but it’s so good!), and am ALWAYS interested in trying out new cauliflower recipes! Thanks so much for the excellent roundup! I’m drooling. And thanks for including my cauli rice burrito bowls, woop woop!! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kare Troughton
      March 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      When I started my cauli-research, I was floored by the sheer creativity! So much you can do with one miraculous veggie. 🙂 Your burrito bowls are GORGEOUS!

  • Reply
    Connie
    March 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Great collection! The hubs will only eat well-hidden cauliflower, so these are needed so I can get my fix!

    • Reply
      Kare @ Kitchen Treaty
      March 7, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      I have to do the same with spinach in order to get my husband to eat it. It’s not quite as easy to hide, though! 🙂

  • Reply
    Angie (@angiesrecipess)
    March 4, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I am a HUGE fan of cauliflowers! This is a great collection, Kare.

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    Samantha @FerraroKitchen
    March 4, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I am pretty obsessed with cauliflower! I love how it crisps up in the oven! But I am pretty bummed that you beat me to making cauliflower hummus! How have I never thought of this yet? 🙂

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      Kare @ Kitchen Treaty
      March 7, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      I thought the same thing when Kiersten posted that recipe for Cauliflower Hummus a few months ago! Such a brilliant idea. 🙂

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    Amy
    March 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    What great ideas for cauliflower! I never would’ve thought of making cauliflower into a pizza crust – I think this would be a great way to serve healthy pizza to my kids too! Thanks for the great round up 🙂

    Amy
    http://www.midwestjuicegirl.com

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      Kare @ Kitchen Treaty
      March 7, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      That’s a good point. My toddler is super picky but will eat most anything if it’s got crispy parts. I think I’m going to have to see how she does with cauliflower pizza crust or breadsticks sometime soon!

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    Emma
    March 4, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Cauliflower really is the new kale! So many great ideas here. Thanks for sharing.
    Top of my list is the smoked paprika popcorn cauliflower.

    • Reply
      Kare @ Kitchen Treaty
      March 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Doesn’t that look incredible?! I’ve made cauliflower “popcorn” before but when I saw the smoked paprika … mind blown.

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    Grace @ Earthy Feast
    March 4, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Fabulous cauliflower round-up! I have yet to try the magical cauliflower pizza crust trick! What am I waiting for?! These all look amazing! 🙂

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    March 4, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I’ve been obsessed with cauliflower lately so the timing for this round-up is perfect!

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    Maria Tadic
    March 4, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I cannot wait to make that buffalo cauliflower dip. The ONE thing I semi miss about being a meat eater are chicken wings! I have yet to give into any cravings…buuuut now that there is a cauliflower version I will be making these ASAP! I’m so excited!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    March 4, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    I am drooling over this list!! Thanks for the mac and cheese shout out!

    • Reply
      Kare @ Kitchen Treaty
      March 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      That mac and cheese looks freakin’ incredible! Had to include it for sure. 🙂

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    Joanne
    March 4, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    I am endlessly amazed at cauli’s versatility!! I can’t wait to try all of these!

    • Reply
      Kare @ Kitchen Treaty
      March 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      I know, right?! Is there anything it can’t do? Well, maybe my taxes. I sure *wish* it could do my taxes.

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    Monica
    March 5, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Perfect timing! I’ve been developing a cauliflower obsession and now I have a list to work from. Thank you. =) I just made the pizza, it was so good that the guys at work were forced to look at it and hear ALL about it. So good! I did flip the crust halfway through and then broiled each side for a few minutes. That, plus mixing the cheese with half parmesan made it an eat with your hands, fold it half, New York kinda slice.

    Thank you for the steady stream of great recipes and ideas!

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    [email protected]
    March 5, 2014 at 10:28 am

    I’ve been meaning to try the cauliflower pizza crust forever- thanks for the reminder! I love how creative all these food bloggers are! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kare @ Kitchen Treaty
      March 7, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      Seriously, there are some incredibly creative and talented folks out there! 🙂

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    [email protected]
    March 7, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Ohhh cauliflower is my favorite so this is my dream collection!

    • Reply
      Kare Troughton
      March 11, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      Isn’t it the best?!

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    Kira - HealthAble Old Soul
    March 8, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    *Cauliflower Crazy* I can’t get enough cauliflower! While your sneaking in cauliflower in recipes, it is easy to sneak other stuff too!

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      Kare Troughton
      March 11, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      Excellent point! I’m all for sneaking in as many veggies as possible. 🙂

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    [email protected] eco friendly homemaking
    March 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    What great recipes for cauliflower! Love the looks of that pizza. I just noticed that you have a book on pro biotic drinks. How do I go about getting a copy? I would love to share this on my blog since I am just getting started learning about this.

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      Kare Troughton
      March 11, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Hi Alicia, thank you! Delicious Probiotic Drinks was written by fellow Oh My Veggies contributor Julia Mueller. You can find out more/get contact info by visiting her blog, theroastedroot.net. Such a great book!

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    Susan Grandone
    September 5, 2015 at 6:41 am

    OMG! I just started wheat belly lifestyle and broke up with my beloved “potato” 🙁 and found mashed cauliflower 🙂 I could eat it everyday!!…however had no idea it could be turned into pizza crust!!!!! Okay I think I love you guys!!! 🙂 Can’t wait to try it and the other recipes mentioned here!!! My husband actually found this blog!! ha ha!! Thank you…Thank you….Thank you!!!!

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      Kiersten Frase
      September 5, 2015 at 11:10 am

      I hope you like it! The cauliflower pizza crust is really good – it doesn’t taste exactly like pizza crust, obviously, but I love it. Just wish it was as easy as buying a crust from the grocery store. 😉

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    Faith (An Edible Mosaic)
    September 8, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    I love how versatile cauliflower is, and the variety of recipes in this round-up showcases that beautifully! Thanks so much for including me.

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    Amy R Gutman
    September 16, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Are there links for these recipes? An earlier comment suggests yes, but I’m not seeing anything. Tks!

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