Cheesy Cauliflower Risotto Recipe

How to make a vegetable-based risotto!

Cheesy Cauliflower Risotto

In our time, when healthy eating is (rightfully) becoming a higher priority in our lives, we have found tasty substitutions for nearly every unbleached flour-based food item. Instead of noodles, zoodles! Instead of rice, we have riced cauliflower or broccoli. One food item I do love though that I hadn’t found a substitute for was perfectly al dente risotto. On the long holiday weekend, I decided to do some experimentation in the kitchen to find a vegetable-based substitute. I came up with a recipe for delicious, cheesy cauliflower risotto.

You can get the recipe below, as well as see the whole process in action in my cooking tutorial video below:


  • One head of Cauliflower
  • One can of Great Northern White Beans
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp avocado or grapeseed oil
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesean cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste



Step 1. Chop up your head of cauliflower.

Step 2. Put your cauliflower into a vegetable steamer, and let steam for 20 minutes.

Step 3. Rinse and drain your can of beans.

Step 4. Put your beans in a small pot with one Tbsp oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir and cook for five minutes.

Step 5. In a large sautee pan, place your butter and garlic on medium heat until butter is melted. Add in your cauliflower and beans.

Step 6. Add another Tbsp of oil, and a little more salt and pepper. Stir all together, and mash well with a potato masher.

Step 7. Place in a bowl to serve, stirring in your shredded Parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy!

If you try it, and you want it a little more al dente, try steaming your cauliflower for just 15 minutes. This dish is especially tasty when served with some fresh basil on top! Bon Appetit and enjoy!

How to make a vegetable-based risotto!

How to make a vegetable-based risotto!
How to make a vegetable-based risotto!

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