1 In 4 People Say This Is The Best Thing You Can Make Using Cauliflower

Over the last few years, cauliflower has gone from being broccoli's less cool cousin to being the "it" vegetable. These days, it seems like you can make anything using the cruciferous veggie. Pizza crust? Yep. Rice? Absolutely. Bagels? You've got it. Food bloggers and home cooks everywhere are loving cauliflower as a healthier substitute for flour, rice, and other starches. It makes sense — not only is it a lower carb option, but swapping cauliflower into your recipes also adds more good-for-you nutrients and fiber.

If you need more proof that cauliflower is all the rage right now, Nielsen data reports that cauliflower products increased some 71 percent in 2019. Clearly, the trend is very much still alive and well. But of all the recipes and hacks out there, what's the best way to eat cauliflower? Mashed polled over 600 people on what their favorite thing to make with cauliflower is. Here's which dish one in four respondents dubbed their top pick. 

Pizza, but make it healthy

Despite the fact that there are so many creative ways to use cauliflower, one of the OG recipes is still one of the most popular. According to our survey results, over 24 percent of respondents think cauliflower pizza crust is the best way to use the fibrous veggie. There are plenty of simple recipes for making the healthier crust at home but plenty of brands have also come out with their own pre-made cauliflower crust, like Trader Joe's and Caulipower (which you can find in the frozen aisle at the grocery store).

However, cauliflower crust wasn't the number one choice. That honor went to roasted cauliflower, which received 33 percent of the votes. Cauliflower mac and cheese was chosen by 14 percent of people, followed by "other" with 13 percent (write-ins included mashed cauliflower and cauliflower rice). Only 8 percent of respondents prefer cauliflower wings and 6 percent opt for steaks.