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10 Clever Cauliflower Recipes To Cure Your Vegetable Aversion

10 Clever Cauliflower Recipes To Cure Your Vegetable Aversion

Cauliflower recipes are popping up everywhere lately. Riced cauliflower can disguise itself in all sorts of delicious ways. If you do not really like vegetables but you want more of them in your diet, you need to whip up some cauliflower recipes. Here are some cauliflower recipes that will change your vegetable views.

1. Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

Enter act one of the riced cauliflower recipes. These breadsticks actually look more like a square pizza, but you cut them in long strips to enjoy. Riced cauliflower, eggs, mozzarella cheese, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper are all you need to make this yummy dish. Serve with dipping sauces as movie night snacks or enjoy as a side with pasta

To make, chop a head of cauliflower into florets and pulse in food processor until cauliflower resembles rice. Remove from processor, place in microwave safe container, cover and microwave for ten minutes. Let cool until it stops steaming, then place cauliflower in a large bowl and add eggs, mozzarella, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Combine, then spread evenly on greased and parchment paper lined baking pan. Bake until golden, sprinkle with more cheese, bake until cheese melts, slice, and serve.

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10 Clever Cauliflower Recipes To Cure Your Vegetable Aversion

2. Cauliflower Tots

Yes, instead of potatoes, use cauliflower in your tots for a healthier alternative. These yummy snacks are made of cauliflower, eggs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, almond flour, cheddar cheese, and a dash of cayenne pepper. Talk about a flavor explosion! You can substitute the almond flour for regular white flour, and the cayenne pepper can be omitted if you do not want that kick. Whatever your fancy, you will want to make them again.

For this recipe, microwave cauliflower florets in water, covering before microwaving and stirring half way through cooking. Once tender, remove the cauliflower, drain, and spread on a towel to dry. Next, add dried cauliflower to food processor and process until finely chopped, then add eggs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, almond flour, cheddar cheese, and cayenne pepper and process to combine. Spoon cauliflower mounds onto greased parchment paper lined baking sheet, spreading apart like cookies, and gently flatten with spoon back. Spray with olive oil, bake until browned, flip over, and repeat.

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10 Clever Cauliflower Recipes To Cure Your Vegetable Aversion

3. Cauliflower Soufflé

Get your soufflé dish ready, because these fluffy cheesy delicious soufflés need to be on your table. Cauliflower, butter, flour, milk, salt, pepper, nutmeg, eggs, and cheddar cheese join to form these cauliflower masterpieces. Enjoy as a side dish to your roast or chicken.

To make these cauliflower recipes, cook cauliflower florets in boiling salted water until florets are tender, then drain well and mash. Next, combine butter and flour, followed by hot milk, in saucepan over medium heat, stirring to avoid burning, until mixture thickens and is smooth. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg, then remove from heat. Separate eggs from yolks, keeping both parts, and stir egg yolks into sauce. Add cheese and cauliflower until smooth, then beat egg white in a separate bowl until stiff but not dry. Fold cauliflower mixture into egg whites, pour into buttered dish, and bake until puffed, firm, and golden.

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10 Clever Cauliflower Recipes To Cure Your Vegetable Aversion

4. Cauliflower Bolognese 

This cauliflower recipe is vegetarian, removing the meat and replacing it with mushrooms and cauliflower, but that does not make it any less tasty. Rather, it is so full of flavor that you may prefer it to the meat Bolognese. Mushrooms, cauliflower, olive oil, butter, onion, fresh garlic, red pepper flakes, rosemary, double-concentrated tomato paste, salt, rigatoni, parmesan, parsley, and lemon make up this delightful dish. Think twice before sharing; you may want it all for yourself.

To prepare, finely chop mushrooms in food processor, then add to a bowl and wipe out processor. Next, rice cauliflower in food processor, then add to a separate bowl. Sauté mushrooms in oil and butter until golden brown, then add onion and more oil, sautéing until onion is soft. Next, add garlic, pepper flakes, and rosemary and cook until garlic is soft. Add tomato paste and cook until slightly darkened, then add cauliflower and cook until it begins to stick to the pan. Meanwhile, cook pasta until almost done, then remove pasta from water and add to sauce. Add parmesan, butter, and some pasta water and cook until pasta is done. Remove from heat and stir in parsley, and lemon zest.

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10 Clever Cauliflower Recipes To Cure Your Vegetable Aversion

5. Cauliflower Paneer Kofta Curry

There is a lot in these cauliflower recipes, but boy is it good. The kofta balls are a combination of cauliflower, paneer (cheese), mashed aloo (potatoes), corn flour, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, and salt. These bathe in a curry made of onions, pureed tomatoes, carom seeds, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, salt, butter, and cream. Now wipe that drool off your face and make this recipe!

To make, boil water, then turn off heat and add to water cauliflower florets, allowing to cook for a few minutes. Remove cauliflower from water, dry using a towel, grate, and set aside. After several minutes squeeze excess water from grated cauliflower, then dry roast cauliflower until all moisture is gone. Remove from heat and allow to cool, then add paneer, mashed aloo, corn flour, chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, and salt and form into lemon sized balls (koftas). Deep fry koftas in oil until evenly golden brown, then remove from oil and place on parchment paper.

For curry, fry carom seeds in butter for a minute, then add onions and cook until translucent. Add tomato puree, cooking to thicken, then add chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, and salt. Add water as needed to bring curry to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and add cream and koftas. Simmer for several minutes, then serve.

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10 Clever Cauliflower Recipes To Cure Your Vegetable Aversion

6. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

There is nothing like homemade macaroni and cheese, and this one has a bonus vegetable presence that you cannot even detect. Macaroni noodles are combined with pureed cauliflower, half and half, butter, flour, whole milk, your favorite cheese, garlic powder, mustard powder, salt, and pepper. You may never have had such a decadently good mac and cheese before.

For this recipe, cook the macaroni noodles as directed, drain, and set aside. Next, steam cauliflower florets until tender and puree with half and half. Combine butter and flour over heat, add milk, and bring to a boil while whisking constantly. Remove from heat and add cheese, cauliflower mixture, garlic powder, mustard powder, and salt. Stir until cheese is melted, then add pasta, stirring until well combined.

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10 Clever Cauliflower Recipes To Cure Your Vegetable Aversion

7. Hidden Cauliflower Quiche

These cauliflower recipes are easy enough to make, and oh so tasty. Cheese, onion, cauliflower, bacon, eggs, cream, salt, and pepper are all you need for this dish. The cauliflower is more of a filler; you do not even know it is there!

To make, combine grated cheese, finely chopped onion, finely chopped cauliflower, chopped bacon, eggs, cream, salt, and pepper, then pour into a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Bake until well browned and firm, then let cool for several minutes.

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10 Clever Cauliflower Recipes To Cure Your Vegetable Aversion

8. Riced Cauliflower

You can enjoy riced cauliflower as a main side, dressing it up with a few things to make it really seem like white rice. This recipe seasons riced cauliflower with salsa, green onions, salt, and pepper. It is simple, and it is quite good.

For this recipe, cook grated cauliflower in a skillet with oil until cauliflower is tender. Next, stir in salsa and chopped green onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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10 Clever Cauliflower Recipes To Cure Your Vegetable Aversion

9. Cauliflower Mash

This easy mashed potato alternative recipe is good for you and delicious to eat. The cauliflower is flavored with sour cream, salt, pepper, butter, parmesan cheese, and chives, making it quite comparable to mashed potatoes. Enjoy as a side to anything you would typically serve mashed potatoes with and see if anyone notices the difference!

To make, boil chopped cauliflower in water until tender, then drain. Add sour cream salt, pepper, and butter, and mash. Add cheese, stir, and top with fresh chopped chives.

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10 Clever Cauliflower Recipes To Cure Your Vegetable Aversion

10. Cauliflower Cake

Do not be alarmed; this is not as it seems. This is more of a yummy flavorful bread recipe than a cake. This recipe is a blend of cauliflower, red onion, olive oil, rosemary, eggs, basil leaves, flour, baking powder, turmeric, parmesan cheese, butter, white sesame seeds, and nigella seeds. Replace that corn bread with this pretty and flavorful bread.

To prepare, simmer cauliflower florets in salt water until tender, then drain into colander and set aside. Next, cut four large round onion slices and set aside, chopping the rest of the onion and adding to pan with oil and rosemary. Simmer until soft, then remove from heat and let cool. Transfer to large bowl and add eggs, basil, flour, baking powder, turmeric, parmesan, salt and pepper, whisking until smooth. Add cauliflower and stir gently. Line a springform pan with parchment paper, brush with butter, then toss with sesame and nigella seeds so they stick to the butter. Pour in cauliflower mixture, spread evenly, and top with onion rings. Bake until golden brown and set, then let cool for about a half hour.

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10 Clever Cauliflower Recipes To Cure Your Vegetable Aversion

Which of these cauliflower recipes are you excited to try? Have you had any of these cauliflower recipes before? Let me know in the comments below!

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