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*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 1778mg77%
Potassium 1167mg33%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 930IU19%
Vitamin C 97.4mg118%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.