roasted bacon cheddar cauliflower

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Sandy Smith
Everywhere, TX

Something I just threw together and SUCCESS!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a great way to jazz up roasted cauliflower! The combination of herbs and cheese plus utilizing bacon grease when baking makes this cauliflower very flavorful. Crumbled bacon and more cheese take this low carb side dish over the top. We bet everyone will eat their veggies when they try this recipe!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For roasted bacon cheddar cauliflower

  • 2
    heads of cauliflower
  • 6 slice
    pork bacon (hold bacon grease for later)
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1/4 c
    Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    season salt
  • black pepper
  • 1/2 - 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded

How To Make roasted bacon cheddar cauliflower

  • Bacon frying in a skillet.
    Preheat oven to 375°. Fry bacon. Save bacon grease.
  • Thyme, Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, pepper, oil, leftover bacon grease, and cauliflower in a bowl.
    Combine in a medium bowl thyme, Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, pepper, oil, and leftover bacon grease. Add raw cauliflower and mix well.
  • Cauliflower on a foil-lined baking sheet.
    Once coated, place the mixture on a foil-covered large rimmed baking sheet.
  • Cauliflower roasting in the oven.
    Sprinkle with seasoned salt and bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven.
  • Bacon and shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl.
    In a separate bowl, mix cooked bacon (broken into bits) and cheddar cheese.
  • Melting the cheese over the cauliflower.
    Top roasted cauliflower with cheese mix and let stand 10 minutes before serving to allow the cheese to melt. If the cheese is not melting properly, you can also place the dish back in the oven to let the cheese melt or microwave until completely melted.