Creamy Cauliflower Au Gratin with Bacon Recipe

Creamy Cauliflower Au Gratin with Bacon Recipe

How To Make Creamy Cauliflower Au Gratin with Bacon

Enjoy a filling and creamy bite in this cauliflower au gratin, made with bacon and cheese, and topped with breadcrumbs for a crumbly finish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 1cauliflower head,cut into large florets
  • ½lbSmithfield Cherrywood Stack Pack Bacon,chopped
  • 5tbspbutter
  • ¼cupflour
  • 2cupsmilk
  • cupsGruyere,grated
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tsppepper

For Topping:

  • ¼cupparmesan cheese,freshly grated
  • 2tbspbutter,melted
  • ¼cupbread crumbs


  1. Steam or boil cauliflower for about 5 minutes until just tender but still firm. Drain and place in an 8×8-inch casserole dish

  2. In a medium sized skillet add the bacon pieces. Cook until crisp and sprinkle on top of the cauliflower.

  3. In a medium sized saucepan add the butter and melt. Add the flour and cook about 1 minute until it thickens. Slowly whisk in the milk and add in cheese, salt and pepper.

  4. Whisk until cheese is melted and sauce has thickened. Pour evenly over the cauliflower and bacon.

  5. Top with parmesan cheese. Mix bread crumbs with melted butter and sprinkle over the top. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and slightly brown at the top.

  6. Serve warm and enjoy.


  • Calories: 523.63kcal
  • Fat: 42.13g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.45g
  • Trans Fat: 0.59g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.05g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.76g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.52g
  • Fiber: 2.20g
  • Sugar: 6.65g
  • Protein: 20.77g
  • Cholesterol: 103.16mg
  • Sodium: 628.62mg
  • Calcium: 478.96mg
  • Potassium: 499.75mg
  • Iron: 0.96mg
  • Vitamin A: 242.30µg
  • Vitamin C: 43.20mg
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