Cauliflower Bacon Gratin

  • Author: Reluctant Entertainer


This is a great dish to make in lieu of potatoes.  You won’t be missing the carbs.  Enjoy!



  • 10 slices of Circle B Ranch Hickory smoked bacon cooked and chopped
  • 8 cups of cauliflower cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 6 Tbsp. flour
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 cups light whipping cream
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese I use Tillamook’s Extra Sharp plus a little more for topping
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • Salt & pepper
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • Fresh parsley chopped


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crispy and browned. Set aside on paper towel.
  • Heat a large pot of salted water on high until boiling. Add the cauliflower and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • In the same pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour, stirring constantly. Stir in the milk, and stir constantly until thick and creamy. Stir in the cheese, nutmeg, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Add the cauliflower and bacon to the cheese mixture and toss to combine. Pour into an 9×13 baking dish and top with bread crumbs and a sprinkle of cheese.
  • Bake at 375F for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.

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