This guide gives you all the different conversions you need to cook with cauliflower. It tells you how many florets are in a cup, in a pound, in a large head and in a small head of cauliflower. It also tells you how much riced cauliflower you get from a pound of florets, how much frozen cauliflower equals one head of cauliflower and more!

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- How much does one head of cauliflower weigh?
- What is the size of a cauliflower floret?
- How many cauliflower florets are in a cup?
- One pound of cauliflower florets is how many cups?
- How many cups of florets are in a large head of cauliflower?
- How many cups of florets are in a small head of cauliflower?
- One pound of cauliflower florets is how many cups riced cauliflower?
- How much frozen cauliflower equals one head of cauliflower?
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## How much does one head of cauliflower weigh?

The weight of individual heads of cauliflower can vary dramatically, depending on their size. A large head of cauliflower can weigh two and a half times as much as a small one. The measurements below are for untrimmed (including leaves and stem) heads of cauliflower, as shown in the photo below.

Size of cauliflower: | Diameter: | Weight (including leaves and stem): |
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1 large head of cauliflower, untrimmed | 6 to 7 inches | about 2 ½ pounds |

1 small head of cauliflower, untrimmed | 4 to 5 inches | about 1 pound |

## What is the size of a cauliflower floret?

Cauliflower florets also vary greatly in size, depending on where on the head of cauliflower they were cut from. Florets cut from the sides of the head tend to be larger and florets cut from the top tend to be smaller. A large cauliflower floret can be twice as big as a small one (as shown in the photo below).

A large cauliflower floret measures about 2 inches in diameter. A small cauliflower floret is about 1 inch in diameter.

When making a recipe that calls for a certain amount of cauliflower florets, it's often recommended to cut the larger florets in half. That way all florets are about the same size and therefore will cook at about the same rate.

## How many cauliflower florets are in a cup?

There are about** 10 cauliflower florets in one cup**. (With each floret measuring about 1 inch in diameter, as pictured below.)

## One pound of cauliflower florets is how many cups?

**One pound of cauliflower florets equals about 5 cups**. (With each floret measuring about 1 inch in diameter, as shown in the photo below.)

## How many cups of florets are in a large head of cauliflower?

One **large head of cauliflower** (6 to 7 inches in diameter and about 2 ½ pounds, untrimmed) yields **7 to 8 cups of cauliflower florets**. (With each floret measuring about 1 inch in diameter.)

## How many cups of florets are in a small head of cauliflower?

One** small head of cauliflower** (4 to 5 inches in diameter and about 1 pound, untrimmed) yields about **3 cups of cauliflower florets**. (With each floret measuring about 1 inch in diameter.)

## One pound of cauliflower florets is how many cups riced cauliflower?

**One pound** of cauliflower florets will yield about **4 cups** riced cauliflower.

## How much frozen cauliflower equals one head of cauliflower?

About 5 cups of frozen cauliflower florets equal one medium size head of cauliflower.

About 3 cups of frozen cauliflower florets equal 1 small head of cauliflower.

7 to 8 cups of frozen cauliflower florets equal 1 large head of cauliflower.

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Angela

This is just what I need to post in my kitchen for reference. I use frozen cauliflower a lot, so that part is particularly helpful. The weight guides are also very helpful as I like to use weight as a measuring guide. Thank you so much!

Nicole B.

I'm so happy to hear it's helpful, Angela! Thanks so much for leaving such great feedback, I appreciate it!

Pamela

Below is taken from this post. All florets measure about an inch. Is this the new math, fuzzy math or just poor editing? No matter-the info doesn't help.

There are about 5 cups of cauliflower florets in one pound

One small head of cauliflower (4 to 5 inches in diameter and about 1 pound, untrimmed) yields about 3 cups of cauliflower florets

One large head of cauliflower (6 to 7 inches in diameter and about 2 ½ pounds, untrimmed) yields 7 to 8 cups of cauliflower florets.

Nicole B.

Hi Pamela,

I'm not 100 percent sure where the confusion lies but I'll try to explain it:

• 5 cups of 1-inch cauliflower florets weigh about 1 pound.

• One small head of cauliflower (weighing about 1 pound, including stem and leaves) will yield about 3 cups of florets. (In addition to that it will yield cut off stems and leaves, which were part of the weight of the whole head of cauliflower.)

• One large head of cauliflower (weighing about 2.5 pounds, including stem and leaves) will yield 7 to 8 cups of florets. (In addition to that it will yield cut off stems and leaves, which were part of the weight of the whole head of cauliflower.)

I re-worded two of the headings slightly to hopefully make it clearer.

Thanks for the feedback!

Craig

I love detailed guides like this! I have extra cauliflower rice and was looking for a close way to approximate it for a recipe I have that calls for cups of cauliflower. Thank you for making this so easy to use!

- Craig (from Craig's Green Table)

Nicole B.

I'm so glad you found this guide useful!