Cauliflower rice puttanesca is a quick and easy healthy meal that is ready in 10 minutes flat! This recipe uses easy healthy pantry staples and is packed with amazing flavor! Friendly for gluten-free, paleo, keto, and vegan.
10 Minute Cauliflower Rice Puttancesca
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 275 kcal
Author: AbraPappa
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 12 ounces frozen cauliflower rice or one medium head of cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce (I used Rao's marinara, my favorite)
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • pinch crushed red pepper
  • fresh basil optional
  • grated parmesan cheese optional
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil, onions, and crushed red pepper. Saute for 3-4 minutes or until soft and translucent. 

  2. Add cauliflower rice to skillet, stir well for 1 minute. Add marinara sauce, olives, and capers. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and allow to simmer for 4-5 minutes or until cauliflower is heated through.

  3. Serve with fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese (both optional)

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
10 Minute Cauliflower Rice Puttancesca
Amount Per Serving (0.5 recipe)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1778mg 74%
Potassium 1167mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 12g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 18.6%
Vitamin C 118.1%
Calcium 8.7%
Iron 16.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.