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Bacon & Bleu Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes

Bacon and Bleu Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes ~ The Complete Savorist

Have I mentioned I love roasted vegetables?  If not, let me take a moment and tell you that I love roasted veggies.  I love them grilled too.  The other day when I made the bleu cheese dressing, I had a bit left over after making my chopped kale salad.  I had some veggies that I thought might taste particularly wonderful being tossed in said bleu cheese dressing.

I also had half a pound of cooked bacon and some chives.  A dish created in simplicity.  The beauty of this dish is it tastes great served slightly warmed by the freshly roasted sweet potatoes and cauliflower or completely chilled, eaten by the light of the refrigerator as a midnight snack.
This dish is fantastic to bring to any gathering you might have to attend, whether an outdoor bbq or a neighborhood pot luck.

Bacon & Bleu Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes

Author: Michelle
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Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower; chopped to florets
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 lb . cooked bacon; crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives; finely sliced
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup bleu cheese dressing; +/-

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Place the two whole sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the cauliflower into florets.
  4. Add them to a bag and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  5. Seal and shake well.
  6. After the 20 minutes, add the cauliflower to the same baking sheet and return to the oven.
  7. Roast for an additional 20 minutes.
  8. The sweet potatoes will be fork-tender and the cauliflower will start turning golden brown.
  9. Add the cauliflower to a large bowl.
  10. Allow the sweet potatoes to cool enough to handle (about 5 minutes), cube them and add them to the same bowl as the cauliflower.
  11. Add the bacon, chives and some salt and pepper. Toss well.
  12. Add the bleu cheese dressing, mix all ingredients together, and serve. Or chill and serve later.
Making Bacon and Bleu Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes ~ The Complete Savorist
Note: The chives were provided to me by Larry’s Family Farm

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34 Comments

  • Reply
    Eunice Dillon
    July 8, 2014 at 7:49 am

    This looks absolute amazing – I will be trying this dish!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      July 8, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you Eunice. I hope you love it.

  • Reply
    angela
    July 8, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Saved, pinned, planned. This looks divine!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      July 8, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      Thank you Angela. It’s so tasty and outside the decadent blue cheese, it’s a rather healthy dish…ok, the bacon too! 🙂

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    August 11, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I’m loving this recipe and can’t wait to try it

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 12, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      It is one of my new favorites. It was made on a hunch.

  • Reply
    Naomi
    August 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    oh.my.gosh. This is brilliant!!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      Naomi, it is rather delicious! 🙂

  • Reply
    Nicole Neverman
    November 25, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    This sounds like a great dish! I love the use of sweet potatoes in a dish you would more often than not find regular potatoes. I bet that adds such a delicious flavor to this.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 25, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      It was so good, I wanted to mix up the traditional potato salad.

  • Reply
    Lovefoodies
    November 25, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    BACON was the first word I saw for your recipe and so of course I HAD to investigate further… and oh my! I’m so glad I did! It sounds and looks absolutely delicious, and yep… I shall be making this very soon! I can’t wait!

    Thanks very much for sharing yet another one of your great recipes!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 25, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      Thank you Lovefoodies! Anything with bacon is better! Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Reply
    Debi @ Life Currents
    November 25, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Oh my this sounds delicious! I’d love some right now. And, it would be perfect for my blue cheese loving family for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 25, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      Now that’s a family after my own heart…bleu cheese loving. Hope you enjoy it and Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Reply
    Linda (Meal Planning Maven)
    November 25, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    What a colorful and festive side dish for the holidays! Thank you for another incredible recipe!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 25, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      Thank you so much Linda. You are too kind.

  • Reply
    Becky
    November 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I love roasted veggies too!! This flavor combo sounds amazing and it is on my “must try” list!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you Becky, I hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply
    KC the Kitchen Chopper
    November 25, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I love the combo of cauliflower and yam. The blue is really the topping on the “cake”. I have some cambozola that would be ridiculous in this recipe! Pinned!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you for calling it a yam…I tried to call it that but people want it to be a sweet potato…not even my store labels them correctly.

  • Reply
    Abby
    November 25, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I love anything with Bleu Cheese so I am sure I will totally enjoy this! And there’s bacon, too! What a treat!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 25, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      The bacon and bleu cheese just hid the veggies for the non-veggie eaters.

  • Reply
    Joanne T Ferguson
    November 25, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    G’day What an unusual and yum combination of ingredients!
    Cheers! Joanne

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 25, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Thank you Joanne! I love the unusual. If you think this one is crazy…check out some of my cabbage salads.

  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    November 25, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Wow! What a great combo – love the idea of these two veggies together, and the bleu cheese? Right on!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 25, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you Patricia. It really was a very tasty dish, all those at my dinner party couldn’t get enough, I barely got any myself.

  • Reply
    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    November 26, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Bacon and bleu cheese…oh I can tell right now I am going to love this dish!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 26, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Thank you Michelle, not only a great name you have, but great taste buds too!

  • Reply
    Del's cooking twist
    November 26, 2014 at 8:32 am

    This recipe looks terribly yummy! I love everything in this dish 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 26, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Thank you Del! It’s pretty tasty dish.

  • Reply
    Wendi Spraker
    March 28, 2015 at 5:04 am


    This looks wonderful and I have a new diabetic in my family who is always needing a recipe like this. Thank you so much for sharing it will be going to our picnic this weekend!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 28, 2015 at 10:05 am

      Thank you Wendi, I am glad this dish will work for your family member. I created it with my diabetic friend in mind. My gastric bypass diet often resembles a diabetic diet (when I am following it.)

  • Reply
    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    March 28, 2015 at 10:33 am

    This looks delicious…I have a feeling my family would love it! Thanks Michelle!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 28, 2015 at 11:06 am

      Thanks for stopping by Michelle, I hope they love it.

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