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Monday, November 1, 2010

Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon and Garlic

When a recipe calls for bacon, I instinctively double the amount to cook, because in our household, just-cooked bacon sitting on the counter (even those waiting to be incorporated into a yet unfinished dish) is fair game to steal. Even I can’t resist the urge to take a little nibble here and there, and pretty soon there’s no more bacon for the meal.

Cooking an extra batch solves the problem, doubles the delight and allows me to finish the dish properly. The unfortunate consequence is, of course the extra calories consumed, though I think some of you would reason that nibbles and crumbs don’t really count.

This recipe for Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon and Garlic is so simple that I even hesitate to write out a recipe. Toss cauliflower florets with olive oil, bacon and garlic. Roast for 20 minutes at 375F and then season with salt.

The bacon crisps the same time as the cauliflower cooks and the garlic get a nice toasting as well.

If you want, you can even finish it off with a good snowfall of freshly grated parmesan cheese.

But I think it’s perfect as it is.

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Roasted Cauliflower Recipe with Bacon and Garlic

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 5 Cook Time: 20
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Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
6 cloves garlic, halved
3 strips bacon, cut into bite sized pieces
2 teaspoons olive oil
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F. On a baking sheet, toss together the cauliflower, garlic slices, bacon and olive oil. Roast for 20 minutes until bacon is crisp and cauliflower is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.



77 Responses to “Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon and Garlic”

  1. Dana — 8/22/11 @ 8:35 pm

    Mine took a long time, too. Perhaps it was because I cooked mine in a casserole pan – how about you?

  2. Pandalicious — 11/25/11 @ 3:36 pm

    ooh, I JUST made roasted cauliflower with garlic but this looks even better!! I love cauliflower.

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  4. Jamie — 3/21/12 @ 6:06 pm

    My new favorite side dish! So good! Even my veggie hating husband will eat it!

  5. Della — 7/22/12 @ 12:54 pm

    Made it for tea with steak, was gorgeous will deffo have it again

  6. Jenna — 7/25/12 @ 4:27 pm

    So excited to eat this for dinner tonight! We usually eat it about once a month as a meal and it is FANTASTIC. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Kristin — 8/9/12 @ 2:10 am

    Oh my! This is truly the BEST cauliflower recipe. Ultra easy and super yummy. I could eat this as a main course!

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  13. Roxie — 6/13/13 @ 9:17 pm

    Just checked on mine after 20 minutes and it wasn’t enough time to crisp the bacon, so I’m letting it roast for another 15 minutes

  14. Maureen — 6/17/13 @ 10:36 pm

    This was delicious. I only used 2 strips bacon. I also baked at 400 for about 25 minutes. Super yummy!

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  17. Can’t go wrong with cauliflower and bacon. . yummm! love this!

  18. rebecca stay — 11/25/13 @ 10:04 pm

    Thank U so much for this very simple recipe. Even my picky nine year old son ate it… and liked it. It’s delicious!

  19. Megan — 2/18/14 @ 10:29 pm

    This is a SPECTACULAR paleo meal! I flipped everything about 10 mins in and finished after a total of 25 mins at 375. A little nutritional yeast made it INSANE! Thank you!

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  21. rhonda — 3/25/14 @ 8:25 am

    I mixed in fresh broccoli florets too . very good.

  22. Patricia — 3/26/14 @ 2:04 am

    We just had this tonight. I cooked a bit longer and added extra garlic. Se are in seventh heaven. I never thought I would say that about cauliflower. Wow! Wow! Wow!

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