Creamy Sweet Corn Cauliflower Grits

Prep Time 10 Cook Time 10 -12 minutes Total Time 0:00
Serves 4     adjust servings

Creamy Sweet Corn Cauliflower Grits.

Sweet Corn Cauliflower Grits is a quick vegetarian one pot meal! Comfort food made healthier! Cauliflower rice "grits," sweet corn, Gruyère cheese, & more!




  • 3/4 lbs cauliflower (1 small head of cauliflower or cauliflower florets)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cup sweet corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1.5 to 2 cups grated Emmi Le Gruyère Cheese (extra for topping)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or butter
  • sea salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 handful chopped basil (extra leaves for garnishing)
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk or cream (feel to to use organic cream as an option)
  • Red pepper flakes to garnish
  • Optional Peppers - 1 jalapeño (sliced) or chopped bell pepper if you prefer less spicy.
  • Optional Sauce to spoon on top- 1/3 cup spicy marinara sauce mixed with 2 tbsp cream and 1 tbsp melted butter. Whisk. Drizzle on each bowl.

Option to make thickener - Add 1 cup of cooked quinoa to thicken if desired


  • First Rice your cauliflower. The best way to do this is to remove stem, cut the cauliflower into small sections. You can also use florets. Then place 1 handful of the cauliflower into the food processor at a time.
  • Pulse until a "rice" texture is formed. Remove, place in a large bowl. Repeat until you have riced all 3/4 lbs of a pound or 1 small head.
  • Next, prepare the rest of you vegetables. Cut/slice, etc. Then grate your cheese so that you have it ready for the pan.
    Place corn, onion, garlic, oil in pan and sauté on medium high until fragrant. Around 2-3 minutes.
    Add riced cauliflower, paprika, spinach, and cream. Add optional jalapeno or bell pepper here if desired.
  • Mix all together, then cover and reduce heat for 5 minutes on medium low. Stir in cheese and keep at medium low until cheese is melted in with the cauliflower “rice” grits.
  • *NOTE* If you would like grits to be thicker here, add optional 1 cup cooked quinoa if desired.
  • Remove from heat. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with red pepper flakes and chopped fresh basil to top.
  • Serve into bowls.
  • Add Tomato sauce topping (optional but SO tasty)
    1/3 cup spicy marinara sauce mixed with 2 tbsp cream and 1 tbsp melted butter. Whisk together. Spoon over each serving or bowl.
  • Add extra grated cheese and basil leaves to top.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to add a chicken, shrimp, chickpeas, egg, or any other protein this dish. Although it is filling by itself.
For more cheese choices that melt well, see

Estimated Nutrition without sauce/topping:

380 calories, 13-15 grams of fat, 26 carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, 20 grams of protein 65% calcium

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