Bacon and Ranch Roasted Cauliflower

I have found myself in a vegetable rut.  I can fix some mean green beans and summer squash, but other than that, my veggies are fairly boring.  I am determined to spice things up!  Last week I made some awesome Brussels Sprouts, and this week I am bringing you Bacon and Ranch Roasted Cauliflower.

Every now and then I come up with a good idea.  Let me tell you, this recipe  is one of those ideas!  I mean seriously, who doesn’t like bacon and ranch?

My husband says bacon and ranch roasted cauliflower tastes like  loaded fries.  That’s a good thing!  The first time I made this, he and I ate the whole pan without sharing with the kids.

Bacon and Ranch Roasted Cauliflower


  • 1 head of Cauliflower, chopped
  • 5 pieces Bacon, uncooked
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Homemade Ranch Mix (dairy-free) UPDATE:  I have heard this is too salty.  Please start with 1 Tbsp.  You can always add more after it’s cooked if it needs it!


  1. Preheat oven to 400.  Chop cauliflower and place in  a 9×13 in pan.
  2. Chop onion and sprinkle over cauliflower.
  3. Chop bacon (I used kitchen shears) and sprinkle over cauliflower.
  4. Drizzle olive oil over cauliflower.
  5. Sprinkle ranch mix over cauliflower.
  6. Gently stir until cauliflower is coated with ranch seasoning and olive oil.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cauliflower is tender.

You may also enjoy:






This post is part of Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Healthy 2Day Wednesdays, Pennywise PlatterAllergy Friendly Lunchbox Love

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Bacon and Ranch Roasted Cauliflower”

  1. My husband won’t eat cauliflower (silly boy), but I bet me and the kids would love this! And he would be very jealous of the bacon;)

  2. We had this for dinner tonight, and we will definitely have it again! yum!! I would half the seasoning next time, with the bacon, it was on the salty side! I absolutely love the recipe though, and I am excited to have more veg recipes!! I have a fun cauliflower recipe too:

    Thanks nancy!

    • Nancy says:

      So glad you liked it Tessa! I guess different brands of bacon have varying levels of salt. I can see how the spices need to be adjusted.

  3. Jenny says:

    Is the bacon raw when you put it on top of the cauliflower? or cooked ahead? Sorry if I missed it in the directions.

  4. MomOfFour says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe – no more boring cauliflower and…’s dairy free – perfect!

  5. This was SOOOO good! I made it to go with our dinner tonight and it was so amazing! Thanks for the great, easy recipe! ~ 🙂

  6. Petri says:

    Cooked the bacon ranch califlower tonight and my kids kept eating and eating this dish…AWESOME!

  7. Petri says:

    Next I’m trying the greenbean recipe.