Freezer Meal Cauliflower Walnut Taco Meat

Vegan mega-burrito with vegan queso.

This recipe is one of my all-time favorites for freezer meal prepping!

It is made in a flash with cauliflower, walnuts, chipotles, spices, and baked into a crumbly mixture that resembles taco meat so closely that no one will notice that it’s meatless!

But besides being easy to make, I love this recipe because of how it freezer. You can stick it in a bag or a bowl, and it will stay soft enough to scoop out one serving at a time – just enough for a single-serve batch of tacos, burritos, nachos, or a Tex-Mex style rice bowl.

How To Make Freezer Cauliflower Walnut Taco Meat

Blend everything up in your food processor, spread it on a baking sheet, and bake.

Toasted cauliflower chunks made to look like ground meat.

Pack it into a container and freezer it for later.

Cauliflower taco meat in a clear plastic bag with a label on it.

And there you go! Now you can scoop out one serving (or more) at a time, straight from the freezer, and reheat it in a skillet to get a nice little crispiness to it. If you want it to resemble more of a saucy taco meat, just add a little water.

Walnut, meat, vegetables, rice and a wedge of lemon in a bowl with a spoon.


Walnut, meat, vegetables, rice and a wedge of lemon in a bowl with a spoon.

Cauliflower Walnut Meat

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


Freezer Meal Cauliflower Walnut Taco Meat! It’s so easy: just mix, bake, and freeze. Meatless, gluten free, vegan!



  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups whole walnuts
  • 2 individual chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • optional: lime juice, onion or garlic powder, cayenne to taste


BAKE: 375 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Freeze for later!

FINAL STEP: Serve in tacos (yummy!), enchiladas, rice bowls, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, the usual.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: cauliflower walnut meat, freezer meal cauliflower walnut meat

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