You'll never want to eat roasted cauliflower any other way once you try this tasty recipe. Bacon, sour cream and sharp Cheddar cheese coat good-for-you cauliflower in deliciousness for an easy side that will make everyone actually want to eat their vegetables.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, November 2018


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Place bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate and let cool. (Reserve the drippings in the pan.)

  • Combine cauliflower, pepper, salt and the bacon drippings in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Roast, stirring twice, until tender, about 35 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine 1 cup cheese, sour cream and half the scallions in a small bowl. When the cauliflower is tender, stir the cheese mixture into the cauliflower in the pan. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake until hot, 5 to 7 minutes more.

  • Chop the cooled bacon. Sprinkle the hot casserole with thebacon and the remaining scallions.

Nutrition Facts

150 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 7.6g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2.5g 10% DV; sugars 3g; fat 10.5g 16% DV; saturated fat 5.5g 28% DV; cholesterol 30.1mg 10% DV; vitamin a iu 366.8IU 7% DV; vitamin c 56.2mg 94% DV; folate 75.2mcg 19% DV; calcium 172.7mg 17% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 26.1mg 9% DV; potassium 411.9mg 12% DV; sodium 279.6mg 11% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.

Reviews (10)

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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
I hated this recipe. I was so looking forward to it being good. I followed the recipe to the letter. It ended up tasting like one of those frozen birds-eye that is rolled in cheese sauce. Really disappointing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is delicious - rich flavorful and easy to make. it is even better on the second day! This is a keeper - not light in calories but worth it when you are looking for a great side dish Read More
Rating: 4 stars
You could use soy bacon bits to cut down on calories and fat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
OMG! So great! It tasted like a loaded baked potato but better! My husband is diabetic and suffered a small stroke less than 2 weeks ago (he is doing well) however he needs to eat better and he LOVED this! Plus I wanted to try it out before Thanksgiving so worth it! I did use lite sour cream. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We were so surprised on how delicious this recipe was and the easy of making it..just sorry I didn't double the recipe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is so good I just can t imagine making cauliflower any other way. Dangerous though; I wanted to eat all of it at once! YUM! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy to make and tasted amazing! Definitely double the recipe but be warned you will want to eat double the serving size too!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was so good and we were fighting for the last bites. Made it exactly to the recipe and would recommend doubling it it is so delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
absolutely delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very easy to make and delicious. Great way to get everyone eat cauliflower Read More