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This easy Cauliflower Taco Bowl is a quick and healthy dinner recipe–especially if you’ve prepped the taco meat ahead of time!

One of my favorite easy and healthy dinner recipes is this Cauliflower Taco Bowl. Air fried frozen cauliflower, homemade taco meat, and fresh veggies on top.

My secret for why it’s so easy? This is one of the easiest meal prep recipes on my site–the two main ingredients are frozen and they take less than 30 minutes to make!

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Ingredients in this Cauliflower Taco Bowl

What I love most about these meal prep bowls is that they’re so versatile. This is just an idea for you to follow–I recommend adding more of what you love and leaving out the things you don’t love.

  • frozen cauliflower florets: Cauliflower is pretty easy to eat because it takes on the taste of whatever you season it with! Also, cauliflower is high in fiber and other nutrients and is a great source of antioxidants. It’s low carb but very filling and easily “hides” in foods.
  • taco meat: I meal prep my ground beef or turkey taco meat by cooking it from frozen in the Instant Pot with taco seasonings, then I freeze it in 3/4 cup portions. This is what makes this a great meal prep taco bowl.
  • Optional toppings: lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, shredded cheese, or Greek yogurt if you like it to be creamy

Additional options for these bowls

  • sweet potatoes
  • black beans
  • bell peppers
  • brown rice
  • pico de gallo
  • frozen vegetables
  • Lime juice garnish
  • if you’re looking for a plant based option, skip the ground meat and use tofu or even just more cauliflower or other veggies.

Instructions for making Cauliflower Taco Bowls

Serves two

  1. Thaw your cauliflower in the microwave according to package directions or in the air fryer for 15 minutes on 400º. I prefer the air fryer method!
  2. Add your cauliflower to a bowl, then sprinkle paprika onto the cauliflower.
  3. Reheat 1.5 cups of the prepped and frozen taco meat and add to your bowl.
  4. Top with your favorite additions–lettuce, cilantro, tomatoes–whatever you love!

I love that you can have frozen cauliflower and prepped taco meat in the freezer to make this delicious lunch. I’ve even made it with an empty fridge without any toppings–just cauliflower and meat and it was still delicious!

close up of frozen cauliflower and prepped taco meat in a white bowl

Recipe Tips and Common Questions

  • Can you use fresh cauliflower for this recipe?
    • Of course! You’ll just want to roast it first. I roast florets by spraying them with a little olive oil at 420º for 35 minutes or so. I love buying the frozen steamable bags of cauliflower, though, because they’re so quick and easy to cook and are usually really reasonable at the grocery store.
  • Is cauliflower low carb?
    • It is! Cauliflower has about 30 grams of carbs for one entire head. One cup of cauliflower has about 5 grams of carbs. It’s definitely the perfect veggie for those on a low carb or keto diet.
  • What does cauliflower taste like?
    • Cauliflower doesn’t really have a taste–it will literally take the taste of anything you season it with, which makes it great to use for a variety of snacks.
  • How many calories are in cauliflower?
    • So little. There are about 140 calories in a big head of cauliflower. See why it’s one of the best weight loss foods?
  • Can I use regular taco seasoning for this recipe?
    • Absolutely! I prefer to make my own taco seasoning and keep it in my pantry, or use the recipe below for taco seasoning and meat and freeze it.

Healthy Eating Plans

  • 21 Day Fix and Ultimate Portion Fix: Each serving is 1 green container and 1 red container, before adding any toppings you choose.
  • 2B Mindset: This recipe is a perfect lunch or dinner–just add an FFC if you’re eating it for lunch.
  • Weight Watchers: Using 99% lean ground turkey and 2 tbsp shredded cheese on top each serving is 1 Point on the 2023 Plan | 3 Blue Points | 6 Green Points | 3 Purple Points
  • Keto/Low Carb: This meal has 9 carbs and 5 net carbs per serving.
  • Trim Healthy Mama: This recipe falls perfectly within THM-S.

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Cauliflower Taco Bowl Recipe

Created by: Becca Ludlum
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Approximate Serving Size: 1 1/4 cup
Servings 2 people
This easy Cauliflower Taco Bowl is a quick and healthy dinner recipe–especially if you've prepped the taco meat ahead of time! I love using frozen cauliflower for this meal prep bowl. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy this recipe anytime!

Equipment

  • Ninja Foodi
  • Kitchen Knife
  • Cutting Board

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups cauliflower frozen, florets
  • smoked paprika to taste
  • 1.5 cups ground turkey frozen, with taco seasoning

Optional Toppings:

  • 1/3 cup cheese shredded
  • 1 cup lettuce chopped
  • cilantro fresh, to taste
  • 1 tomato chopped

Instructions

  • Thaw your cauliflower in the microwave according to package directions or in the air fryer for 15 minutes on 400º. 2 cups cauliflower
  • Add cauliflower to a bowl, then sprinkle paprika onto the cauliflower. smoked paprika
  • Reheat 1.5 cups of the prepped and frozen taco meat and add to your bowl. 1.5 cups ground turkey
  • Top with your favorite additions–cheese, lettuce, cilantro, tomatoes–whatever you love! 1/3 cup cheese, 1 cup lettuce, cilantro, 1 tomato

Notes

Healthy Eating Plans
  • 21 Day Fix and Ultimate Portion Fix: Each serving is 1 green container and 1 red container, before adding any toppings you choose.
  • 2B Mindset: This recipe is a perfect lunch or dinner–just add an FFC if you’re eating it for lunch.
  • Weight Watchers: Using 99% lean ground turkey and 2 tbsp fat free shredded cheese on top each serving is 1 Point on the 2023 Plan | 3 Blue Points | 6 Green Points | 3 Purple Points
  • Keto/Low Carb: This meal has 9 carbs and 5 net carbs per serving.
  • Trim Healthy Mama: This recipe falls perfectly within THM-S.

Nutrition

Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 1012mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 924IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 2mg

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4 Comments

  1. Lauren Kleiman says:

    5 stars
    I love that this taco bowl is full of flavor and not calories. What a great way to keep me on track with my eating!

  2. 5 stars
    Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this one.

  3. Bobbie Mack says:

    Looks really. But you talked about red and green containers. Are they something you buy from WW?

    1. Sara Anderson says:

      The red and green containers are for a different healthy eating plan: 21 Day Fix. You don’t need them for WW :)

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