Fried Cauliflower with Bacon and Mushrooms

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Fried Cauliflower with Bacon and Mushrooms

Takes just few minutes to cook
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 214 kcal


  • 6 slices bacon see notes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cauliflower small head , cut into small bite-sized pieces
  • 8 oz. mushrooms cut in half then into thick slices
  • ½ cup parsley fresh, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare all the ingredients before you start to cook, because this cooks pretty quickly.
  • Cut the bacon slices into crosswise strips.
  • Cut cauliflower apart into smallish same-size florets.
  • Wash mushrooms if needed and spin dry or dry with paper towels, then cut mushrooms into half and slice each half into thick slices. (You want mushrooms slices that are all relatively the same size.)
  • Chop the parsley.
  • Cook the bacon over medium-high heat in a very large frying pan until it's very crisp. Use the biggest frying pan you have; I used my 12 inch.
  • Then remove bacon to drain on a paper towels, and remove all but about 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease. ( Or if you prefer to use olive oil or coconut oil, remove all the bacon grease.)
  • Add the butter ( or oil of your choice) to the pan and heat for 1 minute.
  • Then add the chopped cauliflower and sliced mushrooms and cook over very high heat, stirring constantly, for about 5-7 minutes or until all mushroom liquid has evaporated, cauliflower is starting to brown an bit and the cauliflower is getting tender.
  • Add crisp pieces of bacon and parsley and cook 2-3 minutes more.
  • Season with salt and fresh-ground black pepper and serve hot.


You can definitely use less bacon if you prefer. If you prefer not to use bacon fat and/or butter, you can replace either with an equal amount of olive oil; or coconut oil.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.


Calories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 9gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 291mgPotassium: 718mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 731IUVitamin C: 80mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
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