Creamy Roasted Ranch Cauliflower

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"Created this tonight to make cauliflower a little different. My husband said it was very good, which is usually a good sign that it's a winner."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (121.5 g)
  • Calories 211.6
  • Total Fat - 17.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 16.3 mg
  • Sodium - 524 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 2.5 g
  • Protein - 5.2 g
  • Calcium - 55.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 35.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Break down head of cauliflower into small florets. Or you can use 2 12 ounce bags of fresh florets. Place in a large bowl.

Step 3

In a small bowl, whisk together the rest of the ingredients, EXCEPT the bacon and Panko breadcrumbs, adding only enough of the water to make it the consistency of a bottled creamy salad dressing. Pour over cauliflower florets and toss to coat all.

Step 4

Pour into a baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 5

Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and Panko breadcrumbs.

Step 6

Bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven for 55-60 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender-crisp.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

5 Reviews


I made this for my birthday dinner a couple of nights ago. I wanted a much-favored mango glazed salmon recipe & a tasty veggie side to go w/it. DH found cauliflower on-sale & I'd already saved your recipe to my "Recipe Radar" cookbook, so it was fate. Like another reviewer, I could have easily made a meal of your cauliflower & darn near did when I ignored any semblance of portion control. It's a tasty & ingredient-friendly easy-fix that will be repeated often & likely shared w/our family & friends. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. :-)


review by:
(24 Feb 2018)


Delicious, this is like a hot cauliflower salad! Very tasty and enjoyed by my family and will be made over and over, I thank you for the recipe


review by:
(4 Mar 2015)


This is a winner. I could have made a meal out of the cauliflower alone. Delish and very easy to do. A keeper for sure


review by:
(8 Sep 2014)


I made these without the cheese due to a dairy intolerance and it turned out perfectly tasty. This will see many repeats here.


review by:
(25 Feb 2014)


YUM! I did make one change (I was out of mayonnaise, so I used Alfredo sauce and left out the water), but this was so darn good! Just the right mixture of flavours, not too salty, and very tasty. I would suggest stirring a couple of times while baking just to make sure the cauliflower on top doesn't get too dry. Definitely one to make again!


review by:
(16 Feb 2014)