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Cauliflower “Meat” Nachos

Get ready to indulge in these Cauliflower Meat Nachos, a delicious twist on a classic favorite. Packed with flavor, this dish combines seasoned ground beef and crispy cauliflower for a satisfying and guilt-free snack.

Tasty Team
95% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Cauliflower “Meat” Nachos

Under 30 minutes


for 6 servings

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, washed
  • 5 oz mushroom (140 g), such as baby bella, cleaned and quartered
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • tortilla chip
  • cherry tomato, sliced
  • black olive, slice
  • jalapeño slice
  • shredded cheese blend
  • fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 63
  • Fat 2g
  • Carbs 8g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Protein 2g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Cut the cauliflower in half and break it into small florets.
  2. Place the florets in a food processor and pulse until they break down to rice-size pieces. Remove from the processor and set aside.
  3. Add the mushrooms to the food processor and pulse until broken down to rice-size pieces.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook for about 4 minutes, until fragrant and the onion is translucent.
  5. Add the cauliflower, mushrooms, cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, soy sauce, salt, and pepper and stir. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the cauliflower and mushroom mixture is tender and the water released from the mushrooms has evaporated.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
  7. Add the tortilla chips to an oven-proof dish.
  8. Load with the cauliflower “meat” and other toppings of your choice. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese.
  9. Bake for about 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
  10. Let cool for 5 minutes, then garnish with cilantro and serve.
  11. Enjoy!
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Cauliflower “Meat” Nachos