6 Ways to Use Up That Bag of Frozen Cauliflower
For a while there, it seemed like cauliflower could be anything: Rice, gnocchi, wings, pizza. If you stocked up on frozen cauliflower when it was super-trendy and still have a bag lurking in your freezer, we’ve got you. Here are some fun, creative, delicious and healthy ways to use it up.
1. Cauliflower Carrot Protein Balls
Wait, what? Cauliflower in protein balls? Yup–these little bites are great for a snack or post-workout treat. They’re packed with the goodness of frozen cauliflower and carrots, but taste like carrot cake. The recipe calls for frozen cauliflower rice, but you can chop up florets.
Try this recipe from All-Purpose Veggies
2. Cauliflower Breakfast Skillet Casserole
Nothing’s better on a weekend than a healthy and hearty breakfast skillet. This low-carb version features cauliflower along with eggs, chicken sausage and cheese, so it’s loaded with protein and so satisfying. Enjoy the leftovers quickly reheated on busy weekday mornings. (Be sure to thaw your cauli before making this one.)
Try this recipe from Love & Zest
3. Cauliflower Hummus
If chickpeas just aren’t your thing but you love everything else about hummus, rejoice: This recipe utilizes roasted cauliflower as a base, no beans in sight. It’s just as flavorful and luscious as traditional hummus, with a rich, savory flavor that pairs perfectly with your favorite cut-up veggies or crackers. Roast the frozen florets at 450ºF for 25 minutes.
Try this recipe from Downshiftology
4. Cauliflower Alfredo
Craving a creamy sauce for pasta, spaghetti squash, or anything else? This recipe replaces traditional heavy cream with frozen cauliflower, creating a luscious and velvety sauce that’s both healthy and indulgent. Note: You don’t have to boil the frozen cauliflower, just thaw it and you’re good to go.
Try this recipe from Feel Good Foodie
5. Cauliflower Potato Soup
Warm up your evenings with a comforting bowl of goodness. This hearty soup combines the earthy flavors of cauliflower and potatoes, plus fresh herbs and garlic, for a wholesome and satisfying dish that’s perfect for chilly nights. Add the frozen cauliflower toward the end of the potato cooking time.
Try this recipe from It’s Not Complicated Recipes
6. 5-Minute Creamy Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie
Step aside, frozen spinach–frozen cauliflower has joined the smoothie chat. With chocolate protein powder, dates, almond butter and more, plus cauliflower for an extra shot of nutrients and fiber, this creamy and decadent yet healthy smoothie is a perfect snack or light meal.
Try this recipe from Hannah Magee RD