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Cauliflower and Pecan Stuffing

This gluten free, vegetarian friendly stuffing is the perfect way to usher in fall!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cauliflower and Pecan Stuffing
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 12 people


  • 6-8 cups "riced" cauliflower
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 3-4 TBSP butter
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 large Honeycrisp apple diced
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Clean and dice sweet potato, then dice onion and set aside.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter to frying pan and saute sweet potato and onion till soft.
  3. In a large pot add vegetable stock and then add "riced" cauliflower. Cook until it becomes al dente. Then strain cauliflower from stock to a large bowl, cover and let sit.
  4. Add to frying pan another tablespoon of butter, the diced apple, chopped pecans, cranberries, and stir until well combined.
  5. Then add the coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne and salt. Mix till spices are totally combined.
  6. Now add your "riced" cauliflower to mixture cook for another 3-5 minutes or until mixture is warm through.
  7. Scoop mixture into bowls and top with some more chopped pecans and cranberries.