No Carb Spinach, Bacon, and Cauliflower Gratin

No Carb Spinach, Bacon, and Cauliflower Gratin

This cauliflower gratin is super simple: cauliflower, bacon, and spinach baked in a sauce that’s made of just cream, cheese, and pepper. You really can’t go wrong with any of these ingredients. The cheese sauce for this cauliflower gratin has no flour in it. I know, you think this can’t be done. But it can. How do we achieve this? Extra cheese. Yep. Ooey, gooey, melty cheese thickens this sauce right up.


– 1 cup heavy cream – 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper – 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese – 1/2 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese – 1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets – 3 cups spinach – 10 pieces of bacon, torn into chunks – Chopped green onions and extra shredded cheese to garnish, optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a cold, large, oven-safe skillet, pour in the heavy cream. Turn the heat to medium low. Stir in the pepper.

Once the cream is warm, add the cheese one half cup at a time, stirring for about 15 seconds between additions. Continue to stir until cheese is completely melted through. You may need to turn the heat up a bit.

Once melted, add the florets, spinach, and bacon. Stir until the veggies are completely coated in the sauce.

Transfer skillet to preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes, until cauliflower is tender.