This cheesy cauliflower recipe makes a one dish, skillet side dish. Made of cauliflower, bacon, onions and more, it is a favorite of cauliflower recipes.

Cheesy Cauliflower Recipe from

Have you ever noticed that there are some vegetables that just take on the flavors of whatever you prepare them with more than others? Cauliflower recipes tend to do that and it may be one of the great vegetables that I discovered when Little Buddy was just a wee one. Of course he loved sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, and green beans, but cauliflower was a favorite when he started eating table food. You see, although I went a bit light on the seasonings and spices then, he still loved a plate full of steamed cauliflower with a bit of cheese on it. Over the years, that simple plate cauliflower and cheese evolved to include additional ingredients and flavors.

Thankfully, this cheesy cauliflower skillet recipe couldn’t get any easier. It begins by cooking a bit of bacon in a medium skillet and then sauteing onions and garlic, adding in the cauliflower and a few other ingredients, covering it for a while to let it steam. Sprinkle on the cheese and then it’s ready to be devoured! And believe me, it is!

Cheesy Cauliflower Recipe from

Here’s my Cheesy Cauliflower Skillet Recipe. I think you’ll love it!

Cheesy Cauliflower Recipe

5 from 3 votes
This cheesy cauliflower recipe makes a one dish, skillet side dish. Made of cauliflower, bacon, onions and more, it is a favorite of cauliflower recipes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 3 slices bacon, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets and sliced
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth, or broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated


  • Add bacon to a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook until bacon is browned and begins to become crispy. Remove bacon pieces from skillet with a slotted spoon. Remove all but one tablespoon of bacon grease from skillet. Add onion, garlic, and cauliflower slices to skillet, cooking until tender, about 5 minutes. Pour in chicken stock and add butter and parsley, reducing heat to medium-low. Cover skillet and allow to steam, about 10 minutes. Remove cover and add cheese. Replace cover and allow to cheese to melt, about 3 minutes.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    I think I’m going to roast this – mainly because I’ve turned the pilots light off on the stove for the summer and I’m getting by with a toaster oven.

    It looks Delicious.

  2. Your recipes are the only ones I have found that are the way my mother used to cook. Unfortunately, I did not have a copy before she passed. Some of the dishes bring back warm memories, and I am glad I can now pass on these memories to my grandchildren through using your recipes. Do you have a cookbook that I can purchase?

    1. I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes, Judy. There is nothing like those memories of our families and I’m so glad I’m able to help bring those back in any way with you. What an honor! I do not have a cookbook, but appreciate your asking me that question. I’m truly humbled! xo