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Cauliflower Bolognese




  • 2 Tbsp. avocado oil

  • 1 cup chopped yellow onions

  • 3 cups cauliflower rice

  • 1 cup chopped fresh seasonal veggies (we love squash and broccolini!)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 (28 oz.) cans whole plum tomatoes in thick puree

  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp. minced fresh thyme

  • 1/4 tsp. dried basil

  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano

  • Dash of crushed red pepper

  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

  • Spaghetti squash or veggie noodles


1. In a large heavy-bottomed pot, heat the oil over low heat. Add the onions and cook until soft, about 3-5 minutes.

2. Add the cauliflower and veggies to the pot. Increase the heat to medium and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower begins to lose its shape and take on a light golden color, about 10-12 minutes.

3. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Pour in the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, thyme, basil, oregano, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.

4. Place the lid on top and bring the sauce to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer with the lid on for about 30 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until the cauliflower and veggies are soft. The sauce should be thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Serve on top of spaghetti squash or your favorite veggie noodle. Enjoy!

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