Cauliflower recipes

Gorgeously nutty and oh-so versatile, cauliflower is a fantastic vehicle for bigger flavours, or make it the hero and roast whole for an eye-catching centrepiece.

These five cauliflower recipes take you from the classic cheesy bake to spiced roast versions and tasty ideas for side dishes.

THE BEST CAULIFLOWER & BROCCOLI CHEESE

Jamie says: “Cauliflower cheese has always been a big favourite in the Oliver household. It’s such a staple I never thought I could do it better, but this version really has the edge…!” You can also play around with different cheeses and how they taste and melt.

POT-ROAST CAULIFLOWER

Pot roast cauliflower recipe

With onions, olives, anchovies and white wine – this spectacular dish really heroes and focuses on the incredibleness of a big, fat, juicy cauliflower. Give it the time, love and care you would a prime cut of meat and this dish becomes a wonderful main course in its own right, served with bread, rice or pasta. It also makes a fantastic side dish or an amazing starter with toasted bread.

ROAST TIKKA CHICKEN

Roast tikka chicken recipe

Cooking your tikka-rubbed chicken on a trivet of potatoes and cauliflower is almost like making two recipes in one. You get the gorgeous warming, spiced chicken meat plus beautifully soft, roasted veg – basted in delicious cooking juices from the bird. Winner!

MORE: THREE THINGS TO DO WITH A CAULIFLOWER BEFORE YOU DIE

BAKED VEGGIE SAMOSAS

Veggie samosa recipe

Perfect as a curry accompaniment or as a snack in their own right, these flavour-packed samosas are super-fun to make. Plus, once you’ve cracked making the dough you can experiment with your filling combinations. Delicious!

SICILIAN CAULIFLOWER & CHICKPEA STEW WITH FLUFFY COUSCOUS

Sicilian cauliflower recipe

This dish has great depth of flavour. It uses spices and ingredients that might make you think of Morocco or Tunisia – cinnamon and chilli, dried fruit and couscous – but because North Africa is so close to Sicily, their styles of cooking can be surprisingly similar. Enjoy!

Feeling inspired? Check out our Vegepedia – it’s all about the wonderful world of veg, and we’ve packed it with tips, recipes and nutrition to get you started.