Gameday Worthy Creative Cauliflower Recipes

The big game is right around the corner, GO BRONCOS, and even if you are not a football fan, these creative cauliflower recipes are an awesome, meatless option for any celebration.

BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER BITES & RANCH DIP

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If you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or just a vegetable lover, you’re not going to miss out on a thing when others are enjoying buffalo chicken bites or wings. You’ll get the same flavor and a similar texture with these Buffalo Cauliflower Bites without as many calories and not to mention more fiber and room for more!

Get the Recipe: nutrition stripped

General Tso’s Cauliflower

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This dish is simple, hits the spot when you get those takeout cravings and it’s vegetarian! The cauliflower  is prepared much like you would the popular Chinese chicken dish. It tastes just like the real thing!

Get the recipe: Bakeaholic Mama

CAULIFLOWER MAC & CHEESE

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This might be the ultimate way to squeeze more veggies into decadent comfort food. The “cheese” sauce in this healthy and decadent recipe is made from pureed cauliflower and cashew-based cream. (You could also use cheddar instead of the cashew cream!) Regardless of whether or not you go vegan, the inclusion of a whole head of cauliflower cuts down on calories and adds in an extra dose of Vitamin C and fiber. (One cup of the white florets contains 3g of fiber and 77% of the daily recommended value of vitamin C.) Get the Recipe: Jeanine / Love and Lemons

Cauliflower Tots

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French fries and tater tots, step aside — cauliflower tots are taking over. Shape this simple mix of cooked chopped cauliflower, egg, onion, parsley, cheese and breadcrumbs into tot-like pieces, bake for about 16 minutes, and get popping! Plus, these crunchy snacks contain a healthy dose of protein (10 grams) in every eight-piece serving. Photo and Recipe: Gina Homolka / Skinnytaste

Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwiches with Herbed Goat Cheese-Mascarpone Dip

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Spicy cauliflower pairs with an herbed cheese spread to make these crave-worthy vegetarian sandwiches.

Get the recipe: Oh My Veggies http://snip.ly/wgYd

cauliflower crust calzone

Take the popular veggie pizza crust a step further with this cauliflower crust calzone recipe. Because what’s better than one layer of cauliflower crust? Two, of course! The calzone calls for a simple filling of mozzarella cheese and fresh tomato sauce, but you can fill the crust with whatever you like. I suggest fresh spinach, fresh tomato, shredded basil leaves and fresh buffalo mozzarella.

Get the Recipe: Mike / The Iron You

What are your favorite meatless party recipes? Leave a comment, I am always looking for inspiration!

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