cauliflower puttanesca is a quick, low carb dish with lots of your favorite flavors and goes together fast.

Cauliflower Puttanesca

A low carb adaption of the popular Italian pasta dish, this low carb cauliflower puttanesca is spicy and delicious.
Course Light Dinner/Lunch
Cuisine low carb
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 369kcal
Author Marye


  • 3 strips bacon
  • 1/2 pound cauliflower broken into florets, about 1 cup
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tablespoon tomatoes diced
  • 1 tablespoon kalamata olives pitted and quartered
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1 teaspoon parsley minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dash of hot sauce


  • Cook the bacon in a small skillet.
  • Remove bacon from the skillet and set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease in the pan.
  • Add the cauliflower, garlic, and oregano -saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add the crushed red pepper, tomatoes, olives, capers, and chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer about 5 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.
  • Remove the lid and let any excess liquid cook off.
  • Stir in the parsley, Parmesan, and cooked bacon. Taste and adjust seasonings - add hot sauce for a little extra punch.


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 762mg | Potassium: 808mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 111.4mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1.4mg