Loaded Roasted Cauliflower

    yield: 4 servings
    prep time: 10 minutes
    cook time: 30 minutes

    When I shared this recipe on Instagram, it was an instant hit! It also went straight to the top of my family’s list of favorite recipes. I know you’re thinking it sounds the same as loaded caulimash or casserole, but it’s not. Roasting the cauliflower makes the flavor so much better. I haven’t had real cheese fries from a restaurant in a long time, but this dish comes very close to that flavor! It’s delicious served with sour cream or Ranch Dressing (here).

    • 1 medium-head cauliflower
    • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
    • Salt
    • 2 slices bacon, chopped
    • 2 green onions, sliced
    • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

    2. Core the cauliflower and cut the florets into bite-sized pieces. Toss the cauliflower with the oil, then spread it on the lined sheet pan and sprinkle lightly with salt. Top the cauliflower evenly with the bacon and green onions.

    3. Bake for 25 minutes, then remove from the oven and top with the cheese. Bake for 2 to 4 more minutes, until the cheese is melted.