Cheesy Cauliflower #sidedish #ketofriendly

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When I do my weekly meal planning I always struggle with the side dishes. Just like with my main dishes – I don’t like to repeat things too frequently. So I’m often trying different variations of things. When I stumbled on to the idea for Cheesy Cauliflower, I knew it was going to be a success. Who doesn’t love something covered in cheese?

Cheesy Cauliflower

The foil is the key to getting the cauliflower cooked but still al dente and the melted but not crisped. It builds up the steam inside the baking dish without having to add any water to make it soggy. It’s also important to really toss the cauliflower with oil and seasonings so that you get even flavor all over.

I recently served this with my Jalapeno Turkey Meatballs. But I have plans to serve it alongside my next burger creation and maybe some baked chicken! The flavor is so simple yet delicious that you could pair it with so many things. You could use different kinds of cheese to change it up a little, if you wanted to.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Cheesy Cauliflower

A super simple, but so flavorful keto-friendly side dish
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword caulfiflower, cheese, keto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 heads Cauliflower cut into flowerets
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 3 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 3 Scallions chopped


  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 400deg
  • In a large bowl, combine cauliflower, oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss to evenly coat.
  • Transfer cauliflower to a 13×9 baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with scallions.
  • Cover baking dish with foil and place in oven for 30 minutes. Let rest, still covered with foil, for 5 minutes before serving.

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9 thoughts on “Cheesy Cauliflower #sidedish #ketofriendly

  1. Poinsettia Drive – Fort Myers, FL – Hi my name is Linda. I'm a Florida girl with a passion for cooking, decorating and finding deals and steals. I find joy in the simple things. My 1st blog was Home Cooking, slowing but surely adding those family favorite recipes, so please indulge. HTTP://
    Poinsettia Drive says:

    Looks so good. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Congratulations, your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday, 522 this week! Thanks so much for sharing it with us and we have shared it on our Features Board. Hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. deborahbrooks14 – Moms Run This Town Chap leader, RRCA Run Coach, Avid runner & Peloton Fantatic. Healthy living & fitness blogger, healthy plant based and pescatarian recipe developer. Successfully raising 2 young adults and a husband in Northern Virginia. Lover of active wear
    deborahbrooks14 says:

    I am a big cauliflower and cheese fan as well. Thanks for the yummy idea and for joining my link up today

  4. Miss Whisk, A Whisk and Two Wands – Blogger, aka Miss Whisk, at A Whisk and Two Wands and Mother of two, aka the wands. Creating healthy, sometimes indulging, recipes (mostly plant-based) to fuel my busy on the go family and all of our activities and fun! Eat well, play hard, laugh often is my recipe for a healthy, HAPPY, balanced life!
    Miss Whisk, A Whisk and Two Wands says:

    Delicious, I bet my cheese loving husband and kids would enjoy this!
    Thank you for linking up with us and sharing.

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