Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin

This bacon cheddar cauliflower gratin is full of cheesy, bacon goodness and a real crowd pleaser!  Best of all, it’s quick, easy and low carb!

I’ve been really into cauliflower rice recipes lately, so I decided to experiment with a cauliflower gratin.

Bacon cheddar cauliflower gratin being served with a red spatula.

Since bacon and cheese can basically make anything taste good, I decided to start with that.  I was so glad I did because this dish is a real winner!

The bacon and cheese make this dish taste like a comforting breakfast but hearty enough for any meal of the day.  Also makes for a perfect side dish!

What is a bacon cheddar cauliflower gratin?

This dish contains butter stir-fried cauliflower rice topped with cooked crispy bacon, then sprinkled generously with cheddar cheese and baked in the oven until golden brown.  The use of cauliflower rice makes this dish not only healthy and low carb friendly, but also very filling!

Ingredients for bacon cheddar cauliflower gratin laid out on the table.

Can you double this recipe?

You can definitely double or even triple this recipe if you are feeding a large group of people.  Just keep in mind that the cooking time will slightly vary for the larger portions.

What type of cauliflower rice should I use to make gratin?

I prefer to use frozen cauliflower rice since it’s easy and keeps well in the freezer.  Of course, you can use fresh or even make your own cauliflower rice, however  cooking times will slightly vary.

Bacon cheddar cauliflower gratin in a baking dish before baking.

What type of baking ware should I use for this gratin recipe?

You can use any oven safe baking dish.  I have used both glass and ceramic with no problems.

What other types of cheese can I use for this gratin recipe?

If cheddar is not your thing, you can use any cheese that melts but keep in mind it’s best to choose a cheese that’ll pair well with bacon.  My personal favorite is gruyere.

Bacon cheddar cauliflower gratin after baking in a baking dish.

What other baked recipes can try?

Now, let’s get making this Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin recipe!

  • Prep Time 5M
  • Cook Time 5M
  • Baking Time 5M
  • Total Time 15M
  • Net Carb/Serving ~5g
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Cauliflower Rice (or rice of choice)
  • 6 Slices Bacon
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Yellow Onion (about 1/2 of an onion)
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Stalk Green Onion

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) Preheat oven to broil 500F.

3) Chop onion, bacon and green onions as shown below.

4) In a Teflon frying pan, melt butter over high heat.  Once the butter is melted, stir in the cauliflower rice, sprinkle in salt and black pepper and cook for 2 minutes.  Once 2 minutes have passed, evenly transfer cauliflower into baking dish.

5) In the same Teflon frying pan, add chopped bacon on high heat and cook for 2 minutes.  After 2 minutes, add in chopped onions and cook for 1-2 minutes or until onions start to slightly brown.  Once done, use a slotted spoon/spatula to evenly transfer on top of cauliflower rice.  Note – transfer the contents only and discard oils/juices.

6) Next sprinkle cheddar cheese on top ensuring everything is covered.  Transfer to oven (middle rack) and broil for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

7) Top with chopped green onions and serve hot!

Hope you enjoy your Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin!

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Bacon cheddar cauliflower gratin served on a white plate with fork.

Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin

This bacon cheddar cauliflower gratin is full of cheesy, bacon goodness and a real crowd pleaser! Best of all, it’s quick, easy and low carb!
5 from 3 votes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: cauliflower rice recipes, cauliflower rice side dish, healthy side dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Print Recipe
Calories: 370kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Cauliflower Rice or rice of choice
  • 6 Slices Bacon
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Yellow Onion about 1/2 of an onion
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Stalk Green Onion

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Preheat oven to broil 500F.
  • Chop onion, bacon and green onions as shown below.
  • In a Teflon frying pan, melt butter over high heat.  Once the butter is melted, stir in the cauliflower rice, sprinkle in salt and black pepper and cook for 2 minutes.  Once 2 minutes have passed, evenly transfer cauliflower into baking dish.
  • In the same Teflon frying pan, add chopped bacon on high heat and cook for 2 minutes.  After 2 minutes, add in chopped onions and cook for 1-2 minutes or until onions start to slightly brown.  Once done, use a slotted spoon/spatula to evenly transfer on top of cauliflower rice.  Note - transfer the contents only and discard oils/juices.
  • Next sprinkle cheddar cheese on top ensuring everything is covered.  Transfer to oven (middle rack) and broil for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Top with chopped green onions and serve hot!

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Nutrition

Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 618IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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3 Comments

  1. This recipe looks delicious, and I hope to try it soon. I tried pinning it to save for later, but I cannot find any way to do that. If I click on your Pinterest icon, it takes me to your Pinterest page. If I try doing it the “old fashioned way” of clicking on the photo and choosing the Pinterest Save option, it tells me I am not authorized to save that photo. So… can’t seem to pin it for later. Boo-hoo…. I’m crying….

  2. Oh, I figured it out! I had not scrolled over the right photo in order for the “Pin It” to pop up! I got it. Thank you, and sorry.

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