15 Recipes That Will Put Cauliflower at the Top of Your Grocery List

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I like all kinds of veggies, but my favorites are the ones that are so substantial that they don’t even make me miss meat (I prefer not to eat tons of it even though I’m not a vegetarian). Particularly when cooked and doused in some flavorful sauce, cauliflower is delicious and filling in a way that most meat veggies aren’t, probably because it contains a fair amount of protein: 11 grams in a head, which is more than a quarter of what most women need in a day.

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Cauliflower also happens to be incredibly versatile, which is why it’s such a great meat substitute. As you’ll see in the recipes ahead, cauliflower can be used in the same way you’d usually cook with chicken, burgers, tofu, potatoes, or even shrimp—and it’s quite a bit healthier and cleaner than most of those, all things considered. Go on, click through these 15 recipes to discover your new favorite kitchen staple.

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Spicy Cauliflower Burgers
Spicy Cauliflower Burgers
Cauliflower Bacon Gratin
Cauliflower Bacon Gratin
General Tso's Cauliflower
General Tso's Cauliflower
Chickpea Cauliflower Butternut Squash Curry
Chickpea Cauliflower Butternut Squash Curry
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Honey Garlic Baked Cauliflower
Honey Garlic Baked Cauliflower
Low-Carb Cauliflower Creamed Spinach
Low-Carb Cauliflower Creamed Spinach
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
Zucchini Chips
Zucchini Chips
Cauliflower, Corn, and Cucumber Salad
Cauliflower, Corn, and Cucumber Salad
Bang Bang Cauliflower
Bang Bang Cauliflower
Cauliflower Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Cauliflower Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Maple Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower
Maple Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower
Healthy Cauliflower Fried Rice
Healthy Cauliflower Fried Rice

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  • Spicy Cauliflower Burgers
  • Cauliflower Bacon Gratin
  • General Tso's Cauliflower
  • Chickpea Cauliflower Butternut Squash Curry
  • Roasted Red Pepper Soup
  • Honey Garlic Baked Cauliflower
  • Low-Carb Cauliflower Creamed Spinach
  • Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
  • Zucchini Chips
  • Cauliflower, Corn, and Cucumber Salad
  • Bang Bang Cauliflower
  • Cauliflower Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
  • Maple Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower
  • Healthy Cauliflower Fried Rice
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