Cheesy Ranch Cauliflower Bake

This CHEESY CAULIFLOWER BAKE is one of the simplest ways to prepare cauliflower! Toss cauliflower florets in a little seasoning, bake, and then top it off with cheese! This makes a great keto side dish.

baked cheesy cauliflower on white plate with vintage fork

There are quite a few cauliflower recipes on this site, but I often seem to try to turn the cauliflower into something else.

Hello, cauliflower mac and cheese!

Oh, hi there, cauliflower potato salad.

I see you over there cauliflower tots.

But you know what? Cauliflower is good AS CAULIFLOWER!

Time to let it shine, my friends!

I tossed this cheesy cauliflower in a mix of homemade ranch seasoning to give it a little flair and oh man. My kids ate this right up.

Such a simple side dish, too!

baked cauliflower on white plate covered in cheese

How to:

Start with a head of cauliflower or a bag of cauliflower florets.

Drizzle the cauliflower with a little oil and then sprinkle on some onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, dill, and salt.

seasoned cauliflower in white baking dish

Bake for about 15 minutes and then top with shredded cheddar.

Continue baking until the cauliflower is soft and the cheese is melty.

It doesn’t get much easier than this!

cauliflower covered in cheese in white baking dish

Can I use frozen cauliflower?

Anytime I share a broccoli or cauliflower recipe, I inevitably get asked if frozen will work instead of fresh.

The answer is…yeah, if you don’t mind the flavor and texture of frozen.

Personally, we ALWAYS eat fresh because it tastes like a completely different (better) vegetable and the texture is about a million times better than frozen.

baked cauliflower covered in cheese on white plate

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cheese covered cauliflower on white plate
baked cauliflower covered in cheese on white plate

Cheesy Ranch Cauliflower Bake

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

It doesn't get much easier than this cheesy baked cauliflower! Toss the cauliflower in a mix of homemade ranch seasonings and then bake with a little cheese on top. It's sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces fresh cauliflower florets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Add the cauliflower and olive oil to the dish and stir to combine.
  3. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt, and dill to a small bowl and stir to combine. Sprinkle over the cauliflower and stir to coat each piece in the seasoning.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes and then stir.
  5. Add the cheese and return to the oven for 15 minutes. 
  6. Serve immediately.

Notes

You may use 1 1/2 tablespoons of packaged ranch seasoning in place of the spices called for, if preferred.

Frozen cauliflower should work, but the taste and texture will not be the same as fresh cauliflower. We highly recommend using fresh cauliflower.

Nutrition Information

Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 165Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 28mgSodium 732mgCarbohydrates 7gNet Carbohydrates 4gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 9g

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