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7 Insane Ways to Cook Cauliflower

Clare Lanaux

Cauliflower has an extremely high water content — 92% to be exact — which allows it to fill you up for a small amount of calories. One cup of cauliflower contains only 25 calories! And while this white veggie may not get much attention, it’s extremely versatile in cooking, especially as a carb replacement. Check below for 7 ways you can use this awesome vegetable.

 
Cauliflower Pizza Crust via Brunch Time Baker

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Who doesn’t love pizza? Bread and melted cheese is a combo created in food heaven. The downside? One slice of a 14′ restaurant pizza is about 300 calories and let’s be honest, who can eat only one? While a slice of pizza every once and a while won’t hurt, this homemade recipe is oodles healthier, replacing the bread with a delicious crust made from cauliflower, cheese, and an egg and has less than 100 calories a slice!

 
Cauliflower Fried Rice via Amuse-Your-Bouche

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Cauliflower is mixed in a food processor until it resembles rice and is then tossed with vegetable stir-fry to add texture in this delicious recipe. With the addition of egg and soy sauce, this low-cal dish tastes just as good as the Chinese original.

 

Cauliflower Garlic Rice via Pinch of Yum

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This recipe includes whole grain rice (another Noom green food!) and is only 150 calories per serving. Whole grain rice is topped with a creamy sauce made from pureed cauliflower and garlic. It delivers all of the flavor of a traditional cream sauce with barely a fraction of the calories and fat.

 

Cauliflower Mashed ‘Potatoes’ via Steamy Kitchen

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They look, feel, and taste like mashed potatoes — but they are 100 calories fewer per serving! Whip them up to your favorite texture and sprinkle with your favorite toppings to create a unique dish that’s just as good as the original.

 
Cauliflower Crust Garlic Breadsticks via The Iron You

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If you’ve ever been tempted to wolf down a basket of garlic breadsticks, this is the recipe for you. Made without any bread, this recipe uses cauliflower, mozzarella cheese, and garlic to create the bar snack favorite with only a portion of the calories. It doesn’t get much better than this.

 
Roasted Cauliflower Cheddar Soup via Two Peas and their Pod

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This soup is buttery and creamy — without any butter or cream! Cauliflower is blended with spices to create a hearty and delicious soup, perfect as an appetizer or main meal. Serve with a salad and whole grain toasted bread for an all-around great meal.
 
Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo via Pinch of Yum

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Who doesn’t love Fettuccine Alfredo? Unfortunately, the delicious dish can pack up to 1200 calories per serving!! This recipe uses blended cauliflower to create a rich and creamy sauce without any guilt. Use whole grain noodles (a Noom green food!) for an extra health kick.