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Best Cauliflower Cheese recipe with bacon

This might be the best Cauliflower Cheese recipe with bacon. EVER. This easy cauliflower cheese recipe combines our smokey British bacon with crispy panko breadcrumb for the ultimate bacon cauliflower cheese. If you want some new Easter lunch side dishes recipes to try, make this top of your list! Our great taste award winning Double Smoked British Bacon fills this crispy cauliflower cheese recipe with oak and beech wood smoke, and the combo of multiple cheeses takes this Roast dinner side dish recipe to a whole new level. Try this cheesy dish next time you’re looking for Sunday roast sides recipes or Easter lunch sides recipes.


  • 1 pack of The Jolly Hog Double Smoked British Bacon 
  • 50g Parmesan 
  • 1-2 large Cauliflower(s)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 25g unsalted butter 
  • 250g Cheddar 
  • Mozzarella balls or mozzarella (optional for extra cheesiness) 
  • 200ml whole milk  
  • 2 tbsp plain flour  
  • Panko breadcrumbs 


  • Start your cauliflower cheese recipe with bacon by cutting the cauliflower into large chunks. Keep the green leaves and chop them to add too.
  • Cover in salt & oil and roast for 15 mis on 180c.
  • Separately, cook your bacon according to pack instructions. We like grilling or oven cooking it for extra crispy bacon, perfect for this best cauliflower cheese recipe. Chop the bacon when it’s cooked.
  • In a saucepan, add the butter. Then add the flour and whisk until golden, stirring constantly so that it doesn’t burn.
  • Next up, add the milk in, continuing to whisk until it’s fully thickened. 
  • Add in the grated cheddar and a sprinkle of parmesan. Mix through most of your bacon and then go to town with seasoning this – we like making this almost like cacio e pepe with loads of pepper! 
  • Pour the cheese sauce recipe on top of your roasted cauliflower and spread evenly. Cover with panko breadcrumbs.
  • Top with the mozzarella pearls and then cook until it has crisped up and is bubbling. Finish it off with a crack of blacked pepper, a sprinkle of parmesan and the leftover crispy bacon bits. Tuck in to THE best cauliflower cheese recipe!

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