Cauliflower has been the talk of the town, hasn’t it? It used to just be known as pale broccoli, but it’s proven to be a tool for culinary creativity. It can be turned into rice, meatless wings, vegan steaks, pizza crusts, mashed ‘potatoes,’ Alfredo sauce, and more. There is almost no form this shape shifting veggie can’t take. We encourage everyone to use it in the kitchen and have fun with it. That’s why we put together 15 creative cauliflower recipes from the Food Monster App that we just know you’re going to love!

1. Vegan Kung Pao Style Cauliflower 

Vegan Kung Pao style cauliflower

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This Vegan Kung Pao Style Cauliflower recipe by Jessica Uy is a really simple recipe that requires very basic ingredients–possibly the hardest ingredients to come by is the Chinese black vinegar, since it is only usually available in Asian or Chinese stores. But using Chinese black vinegar is essential, as it has a unique flavour that’s different from other types of vinegar. This is best enjoyed with rice for a hearty and satisfying meal.

2. Cauliflower Risotto 

Vegan cauliflower risotto

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This Cauliflower Risotto recipe by Viktoria Radichkova only requires 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make, this creamy risotto tastes better than the real deal, and is so much healthier.

3. Cauliflower Nuggets 

Cauliflower nuggets with potato wedges and avocado

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This Cauliflower Nuggets is such a simple recipe by Kennedy Kitchings that is packed full of veggies and delicious flavor!

4. Teriyaki Cauliflower Tacos With Pineapple Salsa 

Teriyaki Cauliflower Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

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These Teriyaki Cauliflower Tacos would be nothing without that pineapple salsa. Just a simple combination of fresh pineapple, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, sea salt, and if you prefer your salsa with some kick to it, go ahead and chop a few jalapeños up and toss them in. Go ahead and play with Kat Condon‘s recipe, add spice, subtract spice, do whatever! Isn’t that the best part about cooking at home anyway?

5. Everything Buffalo Cauliflower Bites 

Everything buffalo cauliflower bites

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Cauliflower buffalo bites have swept the nation! Vegan restaurants and non-vegan restaurants alike serve them, and they are popular among patrons far and wide. These Everything Buffalo Cauliflower Bites by Dustin Harder are extra epic because of the “everything coating,” but you should feel free to epic them up yourself—maybe by tossing them in a Sweet Thai Chili Sauce.

6. Cauliflower and Red Potato Mash 

Vegan cauliflower and red potato mash

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Combining cauliflower with some red potatoes in this Cauliflower and Red Potato Mash recipe by Julia Winnicki creates a perfect mash, which is still silky and light, yet filling and satisfying. Roasting cauliflower instead of steaming produced a nutty flavor, and adding garlic and nutritional yeast deepened it resulting in a perfect side dish.

7. Roasted Cauliflower Piccata With Mashed Potatoes With Sour Cream and Chives 

Roasted Cauliflower Piccata With Mashed Potatoes

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When you cut a head of cauliflower like you would a loaf of bread, the resulting slabs can be roasted and served as delicious steaks. These Roasted Cauliflower Steaks from VEGANIZE IT! seasoned with a luscious lemony piccata sauce and mushrooms atop a serving of creamy mashed potatoes will be your new favorite way to serve this versatile veggie.

8. Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted cauliflower and sweet potato salad

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This Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Salad by Crazy Vegan Kitchen is full of zesty flavor, thanks to the cumin sumac dressing. Roasted cauliflower and sweet potato are mixed with fresh spinach and pomegranate seeds, then tossed with a dressing made from apple cider vinegar, sumac, and pomegranate molasses. The addition of pomegranate seeds adds a burst of sweetness that complements the roasted vegetables.

9. Cauliflower Steak Burger 

Cauliflower Steak Burger

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Using cauliflower for more than side dishes is becoming more and more common in the food world and rightfully so. They’re thick, juicy, and when flavored well absolutely delicious! This Cauliflower Steak Burger by Sofia Von Porat contains a cauliflower “steak,” a generous portion of guacamole, lettuce, and tomato. Simple and nutritious.

10. Loaded Cauliflower Soup 

Vegan Roasted Loaded Cauliflower Soup topped with Shittake Bacon and Chives

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If you’re craving loaded potato soup or a simply all about everything cauliflower, you’re going to love this new vegan Loaded Cauliflower Soup with shiitake bacon by Gabrielle St. Claire! It’s quick easy, features minimal ingredients, all are accessible and affordable, rich, creamy, packs tons of veggies, packs tons of flavor due to the roasting, perf for any season, low carb, high fiber, packed with protein from the cashews, the shiitake bacon just puts this soup over the top and it’s the perf alternative to the heavy traditional loaded potato soup!

11. Miso Roasted Cauliflower 

Vegan miso roasted cauliflower

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Roasting the whole head of a cauliflower can be a bit more of a challenge as opposed to chopping it into wings, but this recipe helps you make your you do it right and well! The head of this Miso Roasted Cauliflower by Kirsten Kaminski is roasted to perfection with the miso-tahini sauce, and is delicious and filling.

12. Balsamic Maple Glazed Cauliflower 

Balsamic maple glazed cauliflower

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This Balsamic Maple Glazed Cauliflower by Kaylee Pauley takes on a wonderful Asian stir-fry flavor without the soy and additives! The batter is made with almond milk, almond meal, and flaxseed, before topping the whole thing with hemp seeds, making the cauliflower completely gluten-free!

13. Crispy Seasoned Cauliflower 

Crispy Seasoned Cauliflower

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These Crispy Seasoned Cauliflower bites by Renee Press have an addictive crunch and flavor that’ll tempt you to eat it all. The secret to their addictive crispiness and flavor is frying them in a blend of spices and just a little bit of potato starch. They’re so easy to make and so versatile, you’ll find yourself using this recipe again and again.

14. Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry 

Vegan chickpea and cauliflower curry

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This Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry by Kristen Genton is filled with all the protein you could ever want, and even more flavor! It is so well spiced and the textures compliment each other so well. Give it a go!

15. Whole Roasted Cauliflower 

Whole roasted cauliflower with potatoes in cast iron pan

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This Whole Roasted Cauliflower by Robin Runner is absolutely beautiful! It is packed full of flavor and looks amazing in a dinner spread! You must try it.

If you enjoyed these cauliflower recipes, you might also love 15 Comforting Cauliflower Curries and 15 Awesome Ways to Make Cauliflower Wings! We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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