Loaded Cauliflower Bake

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April 11, 2020

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 45 mins
  • Yields: 4 as a side dish


500g roughly cut cauliflower pieces

100g diced bacon

300ml cooking cream

ยฝ tsp garlic powder

ยฝ tsp cracked black pepper

2 tsp chopped dry chives

1 cup grated tasty cheese


1Arrange cauliflower around the bottom of the slow cooker

2Sprinkle over bacon pieces

3Combine cream, garlic powder, and pepper and pour over

4Sprinkle over chives and top with grated cheese

5Cook with tea towel trick in place on HIGH for approx. 1hr 45m (or up to 2hrs, depending on when the cauliflower is cooked nice and tender in your slow cooker)

6I cooked mine in a 3.5L slow cooker

Submitted by Paulene Christie


37 Reviews

It’s not 3hrs?
And recipe already states HIGH (for 1.45-2)


April 23, 2022

Is 3hrs on low or high

Cooking cream is one that resists splitting when heated Lin
More info HERE

Yes I often do so Bec ๐Ÿ™‚

Sarah D

April 18, 2022

I cooked this for Easter lunch, without bacon as I had none as added broccoli. OMG! Best bake I’ve ever done. So yummy and massive win with the family

Lin Newton

April 17, 2022

Could you please tell me what cooking cream is. What would be the equivalent in the uk? Thanks


April 16, 2022

Hi could you use fresh chives? Thank you

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 11, 2022

No reason you couldn’t double it for a main ๐Ÿ™‚ It would just take a little longer is all – or if you did it in a 6L instead of the 3.5L the times would probably still be similar as it would be emptier so cook hotter ๐Ÿ™‚


February 7, 2022

Could you double all the ingredients and make this as a main meal not a side dish
And if so, would it need to cook for longer?


August 5, 2021

I love making this, itโ€™s so easy and the whole family loves it. Sometimes I do half broccoli and half cauliflower and itโ€™s just as delicious.


August 2, 2021

I made this one for the first time and it will not be my last, what a great way to have Cauliflower..
We have a camping trip planned and this will be on the menu when we are at Takaraka camping ground on our powered site (taking the 2 pot SC with us)
If you like Cauliflower, you will definitely enjoy this recipe…!

Rita Price

July 12, 2021

Really good, really easy. Definitely will be making again, thank you Paulene.

It’s a cream that doesn’t split during cooking, it resists heat. Do you have one like that? I believe the UK folk say it’s like crรจme fraiche but I’m not certain. If using regular cream I suggest adding 1-2 tsp of cornflour to it before adding as this helps resist splitting also ๐Ÿ™‚


May 5, 2021

What is cooking cream? Iโ€™m in the USA. Any substitute?


April 29, 2021

Absolutely delicious! I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ll cook cauliflower any other way now!

Marie White

October 10, 2020

This is amazing. Even my fussy eaters love it.


September 15, 2020

I add zucchini and mushroom sliced to this

Should still be similar time ๐Ÿ™‚


August 13, 2020

If we used a larger slow cooker, do we double the ingredients and cook for how much longer?

Renee Oโ€™Neill

July 5, 2020

A really delicious side dish. I made with cauliflower and broccoli. Will be a regular side dish in my house ๐Ÿ˜‹


May 23, 2020

What is the tea towel trick? Thanks

Nicole Lovell

May 11, 2020

Made this for myself and my husband and it was an absolutely hit. Absolutely delicious and full of flavour. Will definitely be making it again and again

tracey myers

May 8, 2020

what is teatowel trick. is that where the teatowel is placed under the lid of the slow cooker???

Hi Sharon, sorry I only just noticed this question now after we discussed it on the group this morning. Since you did it 3hrs and it wasn’t quite done I’d suggest others add that hour then check it each 15mins after that x


May 5, 2020

Hi Paulene, if I’m doubling the recipe in my large slow cooker would I need to cook more than 2 hours ?
Regards Sharon


May 2, 2020

Can someone please tell me what the tea towel trick is?


May 2, 2020

So good, the only change we made was real garlic not garlic powder. We used 3 cloves.

Yes you can ๐Ÿ™‚ Just be sure it’s hot through and tender

Anthea Pownall

April 30, 2020

Could you use frozen cauliflower or broccoli for this recipe?


April 30, 2020

If you’re adding other veg such as potato, perhaps par boil the potato first to get it started.

Dee Roberts

April 29, 2020

This is the only way I will ever cook cauliflower again.
Absolutely delicious ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

You could add broccoli with no changes needed. Potato wouldn’t be soo good as it would need longer cooking time which would overdo the soft cauli/brocc

Jessica Furlong

April 14, 2020

Can you add potatoes and broccoli with this? And how would you adjust the recipe to suit the potatoes?

Lynn Dally

April 12, 2020

Omg. This was so good. I added a little extra garlic powder ( i love garlic). Everyone loved it, even the veggie hating grandchild. I will definitely be making this again ๐Ÿ’–

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