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Braised Cauliflower with Garlic, Bacon and Scallions

4 to 6 Servings

30 minutes

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Salty, smoky bacon and lightly toasted garlic bring loads of flavor to cauliflower simmered in chicken broth. At the end of cooking, we thicken the broth with a cornstarch slurry to create a velvety sauce. A full bunch of scallions, thinly sliced and stirred in to finish, adds punchy allium flavor.

4 to 6


30 minutes


  • 4-6

    ounces thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise into ½-inch pieces

  • 3

    medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced

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Guadalupe D.
November 30, 2023
tasty & quick to make!
I loved the simplicity to this dish; however, I think the next time I will either add a zucchini and/or one medium size russet potato. I'm going to modify this recipe next time and try adding extra broth and maybe cilantro or basil. It's definitely worth making and it didn't take too long to prep/cook.
todd r.
September 30, 2023
Braised Cauliflower
Took your 'grate you corn' philosophy, swapped out the chicken stock with corn stock, added some Aleppo pepper then braised the cauliflower. finished with scallion and lime zest. Farmers market delight!
Chris W.
January 20, 2024
How long do you simmer?
did someone forget to put how long to simmer it for? You also forgot what temp to cook the bacon. I assume medium, though we really rely on you for complete recipes. Common!