4 Ways to Cook Cauliflower

Cauliflower has a mild taste, similar to broccoli, which is easy to enhance with spices, garlic, butter and more. Add this nutritious, cruciferous vegetable to entrées, side dishes—even pizza and Alfredo sauce. Whether roasting or grilling—discover unique, new ways to cook cauliflower.

  • Avoid overcooking cauliflower, as this decreases the nutrient content
  • Make sure vegetables are cut in equal sizes for even cooking
  • When roasting, spread evenly so the florets don't touch

Cooking Method: Oven
An easy way to cook cauliflower with delicious, rich flavor is to bake or roast in the oven. Roasting the vegetables uses dry heat and produces a crispy texture and caramelized exterior. Try one of these roasted or baked cauliflower recipes:

Oven Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan
Roasted Cauliflower and Kale Mash
Basil Roasted Cauliflower
Roasted Cauliflower Nachos
Roasted Cauliflower Kale Salad with Fried Egg Asparagus
Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower and Smoked Almonds
Cauliflower Pizza
Broccoli and Cauliflower Quinoa Burgers

Cooking Method: Stovetop
Another way to cook cauliflower is to sauté in a pan or heat soup in a pot on the stovetop. Try one of these cauliflower recipes:

Cauliflower Fried Rice
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Fauxtatoes Cauliflower Mash
Fauxtatoes Cauliflower Mash
Seared Cauliflower in Truffle Butter
Cauliflower Soup
Veggiefied Alfredo Sauce
Cauliflower Zucchini Pancakes
Cauliflower Zucchini Pancakes

Cooking Method: Grill
Grilling isn't only for meat, poultry or fish. Fire up the grill and prepare one of these cauliflower recipes that pack fantastic flavor.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Creamy Pepper Parmesan Sauce
Grilled Cauliflower Steaks
Grilled Cauliflower Tacos
Grilled Cauliflower Tacos

Cooking Method: Microwave
The quickest way to cook cauliflower is to buy fresh or frozen florets and heat in the microwave.

H-E-B Cauliflower Florets
H-E-B Cauliflower Florets
Washed and ready to eat—steam in the bag in 3 ½ minutes. Find them in the produce department.
H-E-B Caulibits
H-E-B Caulibits
Finely chopped cauliflower that's washed and ready to eat—steam in the bag or sauté 3-5 minutes.

Learn how to select and store cauliflower and see additional cauliflower recipes. See Cauliflower Guide

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