Cauliflower is an ambiguous vegetable. Many people have a love-hate relationship with it, because the taste can be strong or meld into the flavor of the dish depending on how it is cooked.
Cauliflower is very high in vitamins and is a great substitute for so many ingredients if you are vegetarian or vegan or gluten free. Whether it's used to replace cream in a sauce or to replace the dough for a pizza or even act as a substitute for steak, cauliflower is extremely versatile. Below are 5 substitute dishes that will change the way you look at cauliflower. Don't forget to click on the link for a list of all of our fabulous cauliflower recipes!!
Cauliflower is a great substitute for potato in kugel. You can make these Cauliflower Kugel Bites. as a whole kugel, but these bites or so pop-in-your-mouth delicious we prefer them this way. The almond topping is optional but it adds a nice crunch.
If you're looking for a creamy sauce without the cream, this BBQ Cauliflower Cream Sauce is perfect for you! For some extra tang, add Gold's Barbecue Sauce to the cauliflower mixture. You can pour this sauce over pasta, vegetables or pretty much anything you can think of!
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Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust is the perfect crust for those who are staying away from carbs, but also for those who are wheat or gluten intolerant. You can mix up the cheese and toppings in any way that you like, but the crust is the key to this pizza dough substitute. You can also try this Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe to mix it up!!
Sometimes a vegetarian or vegan may just crave a steak; a cauliflower steak that is!! This Vegan Cauliflower Steak With Gremolata has an amazing texture and the gremolata is the perfect sauce. It is a wonderful, filling way to get more veggies in your diet for vegetarians, vegans and meat-eaters alike. If a vegan recipe isn't your thing and you want a vegetarian version with cheese try this Cauliflower Steaks with Tomato Olive Cauliflower Mash (featured in main image above).
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Last, but not least, Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese has been a huge hit in so many households recently!! Mac and cheese is a childhood favorite that never gets old, but it does get hard to fit into a healthy diet. Using cauliflower instead of pasta, this dish is still pretty high in fat and calories mostly due to the cheese, but you can feel better about getting some extra vitamins and fiber from the cauliflower and for kids it is a great way to get them to eat their veggies.
Check out our 32 and counting cauliflower recipes here!