These vegan cauliflower recipes will blow your mind!
14 Creative Vegan Cauliflower Recipes
As a kid, cauliflower was one of the many vegetables that I seriously couldn’t stand unless it was drenched in some kind of processed cheese sauce. Even as an adult I wouldn’t touch it – until I went vegan and chose to broaden my horizons. Now, it’s one of my favorite foods, especially when I want to make “lighter” dinners.
Turns out, there is SO MUCH you can do with cauliflower other than steaming it. Below are recipes for cauliflower tacos, cauliflower burgers, cauliflower mac & cheese and alfredo, cauliflower hash browns…even cauliflower ICE CREAM CAKE. WHAT. I KNOW. IT’S INSANITY.
To the recipes!
This whole roasted cauliflower is one of my all-time favorite dinners – it tastes like Thanksgiving, feeds a crowd, or makes leftovers for lunch the next day.
Healthy-but-delicious vegan tacos! Stuffed with breaded cauliflower and a zesty chili-lime cabbage slaw that is full of flavor.
A low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes – but definitely not lacking in flavor – this mashed cauliflower recipe is an easy, healthy side dish! Don’t get me wrong, mashed potatoes are like my best friend, but mashed cauliflower is also right up there.
Low-carb, low-fat, low-calorie soup! You can have a couple bowls, or 3, without feeling any guilt. I love to make this soup during the holiday season for the day that follows those big-dinner-plus-dessert evenings.
Air Fried Cauliflower Rice – Glue and Glitter
If you haven’t tried cauliflower rice, it is surprisingly delicious. This version is made in the air fryer which gives it a great texture. If you don’t yet have an air fryer, Amazon has this one for a good price.
Vegan Butter Cauliflower – It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Looking for a healthy, vegan alternative to butter chicken? This simple dinner recipe uses cauliflower instead of chicken, and wayyyyy less butter (vegan butter, in this case, of course) than traditional recipes do.
Gluten-Free Vegan Cauliflower Hash Browns – Healthier Steps
These tasty cauliflower hash browns are super crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Perfect addition to a big weekend breakfast.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites – The Nut-Free Vegan
Buffalo cauliflower is a frequent-flyer in our house, especially during football season! My husband and I usually argue about who gets the last one. Chicken wings, who?!
Spicy Cauliflower and White Bean Tacos – Thyme and Love
Cauliflower tacos that pack some heat, baby! The arbol chile-spiced cauliflower paired with the refreshing cashew crema make for an incredible combination! Jeni’s recipes are always amazing so this is a must try.
Skinny Fettucine Cauliflower Alfredo – A Virtual Vegan
Classic Alfredo is given a healthy makeover using our star cruciferous vegetable. A Virtual Vegan, the creator of this recipe, notes that this alfredo sauce does taste like cauliflower but it still coats that pasta perfectly.
Cauliflower Vegan Queso – My Darling Vegan
Cauliflower and cashews come together to make this healthy-but-still-creamy queso. Is life even complete with queso? Debatable.
Cherry Coconut Cauliflower Ice Cream Cake – Unconventional Baker
Were you expecting to see a dessert made out of cauliflower?! Apparently, it’s a thing that I’ve been missing out on, and I’m totally mind blown. Doesn’t it look heavenly?
Cauliflower Mac & Cheese – Contentedness Cooking
I swear, it’s official, cauliflower can do it all. I love that this mac & cheese is healthier, but doesn’t lack that dreamy creamy flavor. If you have a picky kiddo, LIKE ME, make this recipe to try to sneak in some veggies!
Cauliflower Burger – Vegan Heaven
Have you ever made cauliflower steaks? These are like cauliflower steaks 2.0, with a crispy BBQ coating sandwiched between two burger buns.
Are we in agreement that cauliflower can do it all?!