Sautéed Cauliflower with Bacon

Sautéed Cauliflower with Bacon

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An easy recipe with only 7 ingredients like this sautéed cauliflower with bacon is perfect for any busy workday dinner. It’s a little spicy, gluten-free and so delicious that you won’t want to stop digging in.


  • 1 head cauliflower, stems removed and cut into florets
  • 3 strips of thick cut bacon, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 ounce fresh ginger, sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves, smashed and roughly chopped
  • 1 fresh red chili, sliced or 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Soak cauliflower florets in salt water. Meanwhile, prepare bacon, ginger, garlic and chili pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, add bacon and cook until it starts to sweat, about 3 minutes. Add ginger and stir until the bacon turns dark pink, about 2 minutes.
  3. Drain the cauliflower and add it to the skillet. Sauté for 1 minute, reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook the cauliflower for 5 minutes.
  4. Uncover, the cauliflower should be slightly brown by now. Turn the heat back on medium-high. Add garlic and chili pepper. Sauté again until all ingredients are distributed evenly.
  5. Add coconut aminos and kosher salt. Keep stirring for 30 seconds to allow the flavor to blend in.
  6. Dish. Season with freshly ground black pepper if desired. Enjoy over rice.


Coconut aminos can be substituted with soy sauce. Use 1 tablespoon soy sauce first and add more if desired. Please note that the more soy sauce you use, the darker this sauteed cauliflower will turn. I personally like it bright and tasty. 🙂


Keywords: sauteed cauliflower