8 Ways To Use Cauliflower To Cut Carbs

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8 Ways To Use Cauliflower To Cut Carbs

Cauliflower is the cool veggie on the block. What used to be served strictly on crudité platters, is now turning up in all the hippest dishes around. Pizza, fried rice, buffalo ‘wings’—it would seem that no recipe is immune to cauliflower’s charms.

SelfAnd that’s not surprising: Cauliflower has an excellent mild flavor that pairs well with so many other ingredients. Plus, its sturdy texture makes it the perfect candidate for low-carb versions of everything from burger buns to bagels. These eight cooking ideas will ensure you always have an excellent low-carb, cauliflower recipe on hand.

1. Turn it into some killer tater tots.
Cauliflower Tots from SkinnyTaste

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Gina Homolka via skinnytaste.com

These tots are just as satisfying without potatoes—a little zucchini freshens things up a bit. Eight tots have 16 grams of carbs compared to the 46 grams in one cup of hash browns.

Get the recipe here.

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2. Or crunchy and satisfying hamburger buns.
Cauliflower Crust Hamburgers from The Iron You
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Mike Brosio via theironyou.com

Try these crunchy buns out at your next BBQ. One bun has eight grams of carbs compared to 21 grams in one hamburger roll. Get the recipe here.

3. Make it into your new favorite tortilla.
Cauliflower Tortillas from Amuse Your Bouche
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Becca Pusey via amuseyourbouche.com

If you’re all about corn tortillas, prepare to fall in love with these bad boys. One tortilla has three grams of carbs compared to the 24 grams in one flour tortilla. Get the recipe here.

Related: This Cauliflower Pizza Crust Is Super Cheesy And Easy To Make

4. Or toss it into the blender for some easy rice.
Cauliflower Fried Rice from Iowa Girl Eats
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Kristin Porter via iowagirleats.com

If you haven’t already eaten your weight in cauliflower rice, get yourself started with this recipe. One cup of cauliflower rice has five grams of carbs compared to the 45 grams in one cup of brown rice. Get the recipe here.

5. Try it out in fritter form.
Cauliflower-Carrot Fritters With Smoky Garlic Aioli from Oh My Veggies
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Kiersten Frase via ohmyveggies.com

These fritters are like savory pancakes, and they taste great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The two cups of cauliflower used in this recipe has 10 grams of carbs compared to the 56 grams in two cups of potatoes. Get the recipe here.

6. Or give it a good mash.
Rosemary & Garlic Mashed Cauliflower from The Cookie Rookie Fit
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Becky Hardin via thecookierookie.com

Earthy and creamy, this low-carb spin on mashed potatoes is something else. The one head of cauliflower used to make this large pot of mash has 45 grams of carbs compared to the 126 grams in two large potatoes. Get the recipe here.

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7. Or turn them into everything bagel rolls.
Everything Bagel Cauliflower Rolls from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
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Alexis Kornblum via lexiscleankitchen.com

OK so these aren’t exactly bagels, but a little bit of ‘everything,’ gives them that same alluring flavor. The three cups of riced cauliflower used has 15 grams of carbs compared to the 29 grams in one bagel. Get the recipe here.

8. It makes the best, low-carb pizza crust.
Cauliflower Pizza With Greek Yogurt Pesto from Food Faith Fitness
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Taylor Kiser via foodfaithfitness.com

By now you’ve probably tried (or at least heard about) cauliflower pizza crust. Try the trend out with this excellent pesto. This crust has 24 grams of carbs compared to the 32 grams in regular pizza dough. Get the recipe here.

—By Audrey Bruno

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  • laura

    Cut carbs, cut life

  • Another Libertarian Communist

    The link to the “fried rice” goes to an entirely different recipe.