You’re gonna love this loaded grilled cauliflower! Cauliflower steaks cooked on the BBQ, loaded with cheese, crisp bacon, green onions, and jalapeños!
You're gonna love this loaded grilled cauliflower! Cauliflower steaks cooked on the BBQ, loaded with cheese, crisp bacon, green onions, and jalapeños!

So… I had a head of cauliflower hangin’ out in the fridge, and wanted to try something a little “different” with it! This recipe for loaded grilled cauliflower is the result! Cauliflower is grilled on the BBQ, and topped with all kinds of yummy goodies.

We LOVED this dish! If you enjoy recipes for grilling veggies (or fruit) like this, you might also enjoy my recipe for grilled pineapple with brown sugar and cinnamon. Soooo yummy!

Making grilled cauliflower is also a fairly easy thing to do, as well… hooray! Let me show you just how easy it is to make this delicious vegetable side dish.

How To Make Loaded Grilled Cauliflower

As always, it is “first things first”! Grate the cheddar cheese, slice and de-seed jalapeños, slice green onions, and cook bacon until crispy, then crumble! Set aside. Once the add-ons are prepped, the rest of the dish is a cinch to make.

TIP: Be sure to have all of these add-ons ready to go BEFORE you put the cauliflower on the grill, cause this dish cooks fast and you will need these!

Grated cheese, jalapenos, green onions and crisp bacon are ready to add to grilled cauliflower.

Prepare The Cauliflower

Trim an entire head of cauliflower. This means remove all the green leaves that protrude from the bottom. Slightly trim the stem a little bit, but make sure to leave the rest of the steam intact!

Slice through the cauliflower from top to bottom, cutting each piece into 3/4″ thick slices. Some of the florets will fall off. Save those to use another time! You want to end up with 4 thick (3/4″) slices of cauliflower (as shown below). I had leftover cauliflower, which was used for another dish.

The leaves of the cauliflower and part of the stem are trimmed.Cauliflower is sliced from top to bottom into 3/4" wide "steaks".

The cauliflower is delicate, so take care not to break off the florets during preparation. Use a spatula to place each cauliflower “steak” onto a baking sheet.

Brush both sides of each piece with olive oil, and then lightly season with salt and pepper.

Four cauliflower steaks are placed onto a baking sheet.Each piece of cauliflower is basted with olive oil on both sides.

Time To Make Loaded Grilled Cauliflower!

Now the cauliflower is ready to grill. We cooked our loaded grilled cauliflower with some grilled chicken with my Mom’s easy basting sauce!

Use a spatula to transfer the four cauliflower steaks onto the hot grill. Cook for about 3 minutes (lid open), and then carefully turn the grilled cauliflower over.


Cauliflower steaks are grilled on one side, then flipped over.Load “Em” Up!

As soon as you turn the cauliflower over, add the toppings. Cover with the grated cheese first, and then top with the green onions, bacon, and jalapeños. If the fire is too hot, move the cauliflower away from direct contact with the flames, and continue cooking.

Put the cover on your grill, and let the loaded grilled cauliflower cook for 4-5 minutes longer. When done, the cheese should be melted, and the cauliflower should be “fork tender”. Remove from grill carefully, using a spatula, and transfer to a serving platter.

Loaded grilled cauliflower is topped with cheese, bacon, green onions, and jalapeños.

Serve the loaded grilled cauliflower immediately, while it is still hot! It is a colorful, and flavor-filled side dish, and we loved it alongside our grilled chicken!

All of the loaded grilled cauliflower on a serving platter.Close up view of one piece of grilled cauliflower with all the add-ons!Chicken and green salad were served with the loaded grilled cauliflower.

I can’t say enough great things about this simple dish! My husband wasn’t so sure when I first told him what I was planning to have him add to the grill! However, he raved about the loaded grilled cauliflower after tasting it! Hope you enjoy it, too!

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Loaded Grilled Cauliflower
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins
 

You're gonna love this loaded grilled cauliflower! Cauliflower steaks cooked on the BBQ, loaded with cheese, crisp bacon, green onions, and jalapeños!

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: loaded grilled cauliflower
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 216 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower , trimmed
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper , to season cauliflower
  • 2 slices bacon , cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup green onion (scallions) , sliced (white and green parts)
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper , seeds removed, sliced
Instructions
  1. Prep: Preheat BBQ grill. Grate the cheddar cheese, slice and de-seed jalapeños, slice green onions, and cook bacon until crispy, then crumble! Set aside. TIP: Be sure to have all of these add-ons ready to go BEFORE you put the cauliflower on the grill, cause this dish cooks fast and you will need them quickly!

  2. Trim cauliflower. Remove all green leaves that protrude from bottom. Slightly trim stem a little bit, but make sure to leave the rest of the steam intact! Slice through the cauliflower from top to bottom, cutting each piece into 3/4" thick slices. Some of the florets will fall off. Save those to use another time! You want to end up with 4 thick (3/4") slices of cauliflower. Use a spatula to place the 4 cauliflower "steaks" onto a baking sheet. Brush both sides of each piece with olive oil, and then lightly season with salt and pepper.

  3. Use a spatula to transfer the four cauliflower steaks onto the preheated, hot grill. Cook for about 3 minutes (lid open unless flame gets too hot), and then carefully turn the grilled cauliflower over. As soon as you turn the cauliflower over, add the toppings. Cover with grated cheese first, and then top with green onions, bacon, and jalapeños. If the fire is too hot, move cauliflower away from direct contact with the flames, and continue cooking. Put the lid on your grill, and let the loaded grilled cauliflower cook for 4-5 minutes longer.

  4. When done, the cheese should be melted, and the cauliflower should be "fork tender". Remove from grill carefully, using a spatula. Transfer to serving platter, and serve while hot. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Remove the seeds from the jalapeños if you don't want them too hot. If you don't mind the heat, just leave 'em in!

Nutrition Facts
Loaded Grilled Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 271mg12%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 383IU8%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 224mg22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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