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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Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


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; carbohydrates 7.6g; dietary fiber 2.5g; sugars 3g; fat 10.5g; saturated fat 5.5g; cholesterol 30.1mg; vitamin a iu 366.8IU; vitamin c 56.2mg; folate 75.2mcg; calcium 172.7mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 26.1mg; potassium 411.9mg; sodium 279.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

Reviews (16)

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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Very easy to make and delicious. Great way to get everyone eat cauliflower Read More
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
I have a sneaking suspicion that, after COVID, this will become my go-to potluck food. The only difference I did was oven-roasting my bacon in a rack above my intended dish - all the grease drippings were in there without any effort and I just prefer oven-roasting over bacon in the pan. I might add more cauliflower next time, though - but it's possibly my cauliflower head was a bit small. 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
I made this last night and thought it was fantastic. I used frozen cauliflower and microwaved it a bit and drained the water, before roasting. I also mashed the cauliflower with a potato masher to get a less chunky consistency. Super tasty. 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: 4 stars
You could use soy bacon bits to cut down on calories and fat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My husband and I both really liked it. An indulgent side dish for us. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Amazing! Everyone loved this recipe and didn’t miss the potatoes. I will make again for sure! Read More