- 1 medium head cauliflower chopped into florets
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan or asiago cheese
- 5 slices bacon
- 1 scallion thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Prepare a wide pan about 10 inches in diameter, safe for stovetop and oven use.
- Add bacon slices to the pan in a single layer. Cook over medium heat until crispy, 5 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Transfer bacon to a paper towel to drain. When cool, crumble into small pieces.
- Preheat the oven to 400 F.
- Add cauliflower florets to a gallon resealable bag. Scoop 2 tablespoons of bacon grease from the pan into the bag. Toss to coat. If you used a large head of cauliflower and the florets don’t look coated, add another tablespoon of bacon grease and toss.
- Add paprika, salt, and pepper to the resealable bag. Toss until well mixed.
- Transfer cauliflower florets onto the same pan, spreading them out until evenly distributed on the pan. They should be sitting snugly against each other, mostly in a single layer.
- Place the pan in the oven and bake at 400 F until the tops of the cauliflower are just starting to brown, about 30 minutes.
- Take the pan out of the oven. Evenly distribute cheddar and parmesan/asiago cheese on top. Lastly, add crumbled bacon over the cheese.
- Return the pan to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and the cauliflower is tender, about 5 minutes.
- Garnish the top with sliced scallions and serve.
|Makes 2 Servings|
|Amount Per Serving:|
|Calories 420 (50% from fat)|
|Total Fat 23g||36%|
|Saturated Fat 15g||77%|
|Net Carb 8.5g|
|Total Carb 14g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 5.5g||23%|
NOTES & TIPS
Ingredient Substitutions. If you don’t like cauliflower, you could substitute it with broccoli if you prefer. Just watch the cooking time. For the cheese, you can use any kind you want. I used a mix of shredded cheddar cheese, grated parmesan, and grated asiago cheese. I loved the blend of flavors and the cheese really stands out. The rest of the recipe’s ingredients are pretty simple, and if you want to add some spices and herbs, you can toss them with the cauliflower florets prior to baking.