Low-Carb Keto Cauliflower Recipes: That Actually Taste Good
These 20 tasty Keto Cauliflower recipes are simple, delicious and will make you think twice about cooking cauliflower more often!
20 Tasty Keto Cauliflower Recipes
Is it just me, or does cauliflower tend to get a bad rap? If you ask someone their thoughts and choices when it comes to eating vegetables, more than likely cauliflower isn’t topping any of their lists. I’ll admit, cauliflower is not my favorite veggie by any means. I will only eat it if it is smothered in cheese or seasoning so that I can’t taste it. However, it is super friendly for Keto diets, so I have found ways that my family will eat it and without too much kickback. So, I made a list of 20 Tasty Keto cauliflower recipes so that even the harshest cauliflower critic might find something they enjoy.
What is Cauliflower Rice?
Riced cauliflower is the florets from a head of cauliflower that have been grated into small pieces, which look like cuscus or rice, and has the same consistency as hashbrowns.
How to Make Cauliflower Rice?
There are several different ways to make riced cauliflower. You can use a box grater, food processor, or buy it already riced. Here are several ways you can make it yourself.
- Cut the florets off of a head of cauliflower and use a box grater then grate the florets into small bits.
- If you are using a food processor, cut the cauliflower florets into small pieces, then add several cups at a time and pulse until pieces are small. You may need to do this in a couple of batches depending on how much cauliflower you use.
- Another great option is to buy it frozen. Several brands offer steamed riced cauliflower in the frozen section of the grocery store.
- You can also buy it in the produce section of your local grocery store already riced.
How to Make Cauliflower A Tasty Dish or Recipe Addition?
Cauliflower without added flavors can taste bland, but adding lots of spices such as paprika, garlic powder or salt and pepper can infuse flavor into a low carb cauliflower dish. Frying it in butter, adding cheddar cheese, or incorporating it in sauces like a low carb marinara are other great options to make it tasty.
Can You Eat Cauliflower Raw?
Cauliflower is delicious raw. My son, who hates cooked cauliflower, likes it fresh. Raw cauliflower florets can be enjoyed with low carb dips such as ranch dressing, or Best Queso Recipe For Keto Diet, which also adds extra fat to your keto diet.
How can cauliflower be prepared?
Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable. Cauliflower can be eaten raw, roasted with sharp cheddar cheese, in a soup, or incorporated into a casserole with cream cheese. Some delicious keto cauliflower recipes include roasted cauliflower, Italian Keto Beef and “Rice,” and Easy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese, which are all linked below.
Where Can I Find Cauliflower and Cauliflower Rice at the Grocery Store?
Typically you’ll find heads of fresh cauliflower, florets, and sometimes riced cauliflower in the produce section of the grocery store. The frozen section of the grocery store typically carries cauliflower florets and steam bags of riced cauliflower, which are particularly handy.
How Many Carbs are in Cauliflower?
Keto cauliflower recipes are great because cauliflower is low in carbs, which makes it a great addition to any of your meals. A cup of cauliflower only has 5.3 carbs and 2.5 grams of fiber. A cup of cauliflower contains 2.8 net carbs and 25 calories.
Does Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Taste Just Like Mashed Potatoes?
No. Cauliflower does not taste just like potatoes. But, it is an excellent low carb substitute. It has taken some time for me to join the Keto cauliflower bandwagon, but I have become somewhat of a fan as long as I can’t taste it. I’ve cooked cauliflower more than I ever thought I would and sometimes my family didn’t know that they were even eating cauliflower!
Easy Low Carb Keto Cauliflower Recipes
If you’ve wanted to find ways to introduce more low carb veggies in your keto diet, these keto cauliflower recipes make fabulous options.
Cheesy Mexican Chicken Skillet
Oven-Baked Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Baked and Smoked Gouda Cauliflower Mash
Cauliflower Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Easy Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Easy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Copycat Whole Foods Curried Cauliflower
Italian Keto Beef & “Rice” Skillet
Cauliflower Steaks with Bacon and Cheese Sauce
Cauliflower Risotto in Creamy Pesto Sauce
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Keto Grocery Shopping Guides
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- Keto Shopping at Costco
- Keto Shopping at Sam’s Club
- Shopping Keto at Walmart
- Keto Shopping at ALDI
- Keto Shopping at Target
Now if I could just make it softer/less “crunchy” to have a texture _closer_ to rice, it would work much better. I’ve really enjoyed the Mexican Skillet recipe, but the first time I made it the riced cauliflower was still a bit too crunchy. My oldest went back for seconds, though – after making a face about me tricking her into eating cauliflower. The youngest enjoys the cauliflower mash when I make it.
My wife so love cauliflower! I’m sure she’s going to like these! Can’t wait to share these to her! Thanks for sharing!