Roasted “Loaded” Cauliflower {Paleo, Keto, GAPS, Whole30, AIP}

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Roasted "Loaded" Cauliflower {Paleo, Keto, GAPS, Whole30, AIP}

1 hour 5 minutes
Calories 430kcal


  • 2 heads cauliflower (chopped small)
  • 12 ounces bacon
  • 1 bunch green onions (chopped small)
  • 1 cup cheese (chopped small)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper (chopped small)
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spread bacon out on a large baking sheet (preferably a half sheet [see link below in Recipe notes]).
  • Bake until done, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove bacon to plate, and set aside.
  • Keep pan with fat.
  • Spread out cauliflower on pan with bacon fat.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and optional pepper.
  • Toss well with two spoons, so cauliflower is well-coated with fat.
  • (*At this point, if you wish to make a one-pan dinner with roasted chicken, see instructions below in Recipe notes.) Roast cauliflower about 22 minutes, or until tinged with brown on its edges.
  • Remove pan from oven.
  • Add green onions' whites and optional cheese.
  • Reduce oven temp to 200 degrees.
  • Put back in oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Top with green onions' greens and fresh thyme.
  • Serve.
  • For egg-free and AIP option, top with simple roasted chicken and serve with side salad.
  • Recipe Notes Here's the half sheet baking pan I use for all non-reactive baking (roasted veggies, roasted chicken and baked goods).
  • *If you wish to roast chicken to make a one-pan dinner, we'll use the same bacon pan after Step 4: so...toss cauli in bacon fat with sea salt as Step 4 directs.
  • Then put this cauli aside in a large bowl.
  • Spread chicken legs (bone in, skin on, about 1.5 lbs) out on baking sheet.
  • Roll them over a bit in the fat.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and optional black pepper (omit for AIP).
  • Reduce heat to 375, and bake 10 minutes.
  • Remove pan; increase oven temp to 400.
  • Spread cauli on baking sheet all around chicken pieces, using a spatula to scrape any extra fat from bowl onto chicken pieces, basting them.
  • Resume recipe with Step 5, baking cauli for about 22 minutes...


Calories: 430kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:45:22.

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