In Season: What We're Making with Cauliflower

Last Updated February 21, 2016

From a cauliflower pizza crust to a comforting cauliflower and rigatoni gratin, here are some of our favorite ways to get creative with this winter white beauty.

Blank Slate: Three Cauliflower Recipes with Parmesan Cheese and Cayenne Pepper

Cauliflower, Parmesan Cheese and Cayenne Pepper
Sitting clean and bright on the plate, cauliflower welcomes the season with a fresh and nutritious contribution to our go-to dishes....

Cauliflower and Leek Sformato

Cauliflower and Leek Sformato
We love this sformato for lunch or dinner, served alone over greens or alongside slow-cooked beef or pork. I like to finish it with a drizzle of quality extra-virgin olive oil.

Cauliflower and Potatoes

Adapted slightly from Tender, Volume I: A cook and his vegetable patch, by Nigel Slater I’ve only recently started spending time with Nigel Slater’s book, which is where this recipe came from....

Cauliflower soup with toasted almond gremolata

cauliflower soup
This winter white beauty is the triple threat of the season: versatile, delicious and nutritious. Once overshadowed by its’ cruciferous cousin, broccoli, cauliflower can now claim center stage. A...

Cauliflower and Rigatoni Gratin

Cauliflower and Rigatoni Gratin
RETURN OF THE RECIPE OF THE WEEK! Cauliflower is bright and beautiful this time of year and this recipe puts it front and center. I used fresh rigatoni from the Farmers' Market, but any short pasta...

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

cauliflower cheese soup recipe
Cauliflower is a nutrient-dense powerhouse, but unfortunately it is unfavorable to many. So, to get my kids, clients, and students to embrace this cruciferous cupid, cheesing it up was the solution....

Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Goat Cheese & Vegetables

Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Goat Cheese & Vegetables
Who says pizza can't be gluten-free?

Cauliflower Soup with Stilton and Caramelized Pear Chutney

This recipe was inspired by Skye Gyngell and a gorgonzola version she has in her book A Year in My Kitchen. I love the mixture of cauliflower with blue cheese and the added pop of the pear chutney...

Cauliflower Steaks with Ginger, Turmeric and Orange

Cauliflower Steaks with Ginger, Turmeric and Orange
Now matter how hard I try, I still fall into the rut of serving the same few well-loved meals over and over. If I hadn’t forced myself to buy one different produce item each week, I would have never...

Curried Cauliflower With Tomatoes and Cilantro Pizza

curry cauliflower pizza recipe
Certain flavors are destined to be together: tomatoes and basil, peas and mint, chicken and tarragon . . . and cauliflower and curry. Something about the way the warm spices of a robust curry powder...

Cumin-Roasted Cauliflower

Roasting this brassica has changed the minds of many a cauliflower-hater, and tossed with cumin and lemon it's every bit as munchable as popcorn. The recipe is simplicity itself and a good one for...

Mizuna Salad with Cumin-Roasted Cauliflower

You get a double dose of brassicas in this North African–inspired salad that calls for both mizuna and cauliflower. My husband loves mizuna, a mildly mustardy salad green, so we tend to eat a ton of...

Fried Cauliflower with Asiago Cheese

Fried Cauliflower with Asiago Cheese
Want to get everybody at your house to eat cauliflower? Try this recipe! Adapted from Fred Thompson's Southern Sides (UNC Press) by Fred Thompson

Etch's Roasted Cauliflower with Pea Pesto and Feta Crema

This is one of the most popular appetizers at Etch, but at home, we added fresh pita bread and devoured it as a vegetarian entrée.

Roasted Cauliflower with Heirloom Apple and Tarragon

Roasted Cauliflower with Heirloom Apple and Tarragon
This dish features cauliflower we get from farming wizard Steve Ramos and apples from Rocky Brook Orchard’s Gregg Ostheimer. Try to find extremely crisp and lightly acidic apples like Mutsu, Cox’s...

Roasted Cauliflower with Sorghum Vinaigrette

This sorghum infused vinaigrette is delicious over greens, pork, and vegetables. Here we've taken Silo restaurants signature dressing and tossed it with earthy roasted cauliflower.