Tender roasted cauliflower dripping with blue cheese sauce and sprinkled with crispy bacon. Oh, yes. This Roasted Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Sauce & Bacon is the best side dish ever. And it only has four ingredients!
I've been wanting to make a whole roasted cauliflower for years. I finally decided to try it a week or two ago. I even filled a Ziploc bag with this blue cheese sauce and tried piping it between the florets of the cauliflower. It was a good first attempt but most of the cheese I had piped in oozed out, the cheese sauce cooked faster than the cauliflower, and it took forever for the cauliflower to get tender enough.
But the easy blue cheese sauce and bacon on the cauliflower was divine. I had to try again. And, speaking of the blue cheese sauce. It has just 2 ingredients. Can you guess what they are?
This was seriously one of the best things I have ever eaten. Ever. This was one of those moments when I served small portions to my children and hoped they didn't ask for more.
My kids are pretty good eaters but the ten and under crowd doesn't normally appreciate blue cheese. I didn't like it until I was in my mid-twenties. It started to become more popular and would end up in salads quite frequently. I developed a taste for it amidst that classic glazed pecan, craisin, blue cheese, spinach salad.
How to Roast Cauliflower Wedges
After my attempt to roast an entire head of cauliflower I realized I had two options. I could boil it and then roast it to make sure the inside gets tender or I could cut it into smaller pieces.
I absolutely did not want to boil the cauliflower first. Who wants another dirty pot? Not me. So I quartered the cauliflower and roasted it for a while before adding the sauce. Perfection.
Easy Blue Cheese Sauce
All my blue cheese sauce contains is mayonnaise and blue cheese. That's it. And it is absolutely divine. The blue cheese is salty enough that you don't even need to add salt to the cauliflower. If you enjoy fresh cracked pepper go ahead and crack some on top.
This keto blue cheese sauce is also the base for my keto blue cheese dressing.
- Preheat oven to 350. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Put the cauliflower quarters on the baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, stir together the mayo and blue cheese.
- After 30 minutes the cauliflower should be slightly tender. Spread with the blue cheese sauce. Sprinkle on the bacon. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese sauce is golden.
Originally published October 29. 2016. Revised and republished September 17, 2018.