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Cheesy BBQ Bacon Cauliflower

A summer version of a cauliflower gratin with bbq sauce, bacon, and cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled, Spicy
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • salt and olive oil
  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • 6 slices cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup drained banana peppers
  • 2 cups grated jack cheese
  • chopped scallions for garnish


  • Break up the cauliflower into golf ball sized pieces. You probably need to slice a few of the larger pieces, try doing it right along the stems so you have a solid piece to skewer.
  • Toss the cauliflower into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and a few healthy pinches of salt. Toss to combine.
  • Skewer the cauliflower for easier grilling.
  • Grill about 3 minutes per side to char. Brush with the Bar-B-Q sauce on all sides and continue to grill for a few more minutes per side so the sauce sticks to the cauliflower. Remove from grill.
  • Build the dish by adding some cauliflower, some cheese, bacon, peppers, and more cheese. Repeat until you use all the ingredients or fill your baking dish.
  • Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melty and starting to brown.
  • Top with the scallions and more Bar-B-Q sauce and serve.