Slow Cooker Pepper Jack Cauliflower


This creamy cauliflower dish is a cinch to make. Dump the ingredients in your crockpot and walk away for a few hours. Add the cheese, give it a stir and there you have it. A delicious low carb side dish the whole family will love.

(121 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5)
Slow Cooker Pepper Jack Cauliflower


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into 1 inch florets
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 ounces Pepper Jack, shredded
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled


  1. Grease the inside of a 4 to 6 quart slow cooker.
  2. Add the cauliflower, cream cheese, whipping cream, butter, salt, and pepper. Cook on low for 3 hours.
  3. Add the Pepper Jack and stir to combine. Continue to cook another 30 minutes to an hour, until cauliflower is fork tender.
  4. Add bacon crumbles and serve.

Yield: 6

Cholesterol: 69mg

Food energy: 272 kcal

Total fat: 21.29g

Calories from fat: 191

Carbohydrate: 6.28

Protein per serving: 10.79g

Total dietary fiber: 2.01g

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Sara Pomish

A suggestion for those of you who don’t eat bacon. I’d bet a sprinkling of chopped smokehouse almonds, added near the end of cooking, would add the three elements that the bacon adds; a little texture, a little salt and a little smoke. I’m going to try it.


I made it ahead of time for camping. Warmed it back up in the fire coals, in a tin foil dish. It was a perfect compliment to burgers and dogs on a camping trip.


Do you think I could get the same effect if I put it in the slow cooker on high for 1.5h?


I made it in the have the time by cooking the cauliflower in microwave for a few minutes first to precook it. Then put in the crock pot for 1.5 hrs


This is one of the best things ive ever eaten


This was amazing! I’ll be making this again.


Do you think I can use frozen cauliflower for this? I really want to make it for dinner tonight but I don’t have any fresh cauli.

Sara Pomish

I’m afraid it would get mushy and watery really quickly.

Gail Yuritta

Hi Carolyn, My name is Gail & I live in Australia. I am not familiar with Pepper Jack but I’m guessing it is some sort of peppery cheese ??? My husband & I really love Cauliflower & I’m very keen to make this recipe. Yes, my email address really is pepperjack. Gail …


Pepper Jack cheese is Monterey Jack cheese with tiny minced chili peppers in it. If you’re not familiar with Monterey Jack, I’ve included a link to the Wikipedia article about it so that you could substitute something similar that’s available where you live. My guess for a Pepper Jack substitute would be maybe about two teaspoons of minced chili peppers (low to medium heat, like jalapeños) added to a cup of shredded cheese. Hope this helps!


I made this dish today but used what I had at home because I didn’t want to drive in the snow. sigh
I had 3 ounces of New York Sharp Cheddar and used caramelized onions instead of bacon.
I don’t have words to tell you how delicious this dish was and so filling!
Thank you for this recipe, Carolyn! It will be in heavy rotation at my house!


This recipe Looks yummy…can this also be done in the oven for a quicker version instead of 3 hrs in a slow cooker?


I imagine you could just steam it on the stove top or in the microwave and it would be much faster. Slow cooker is good if you have the time earlier in the day to get it set up and then just forget it until time to eat.


Seems to me that 3 hrs even at low heat would turn cauliflower into a pretty strong tasting mush?


It actually did not, the cauliflower was cooked perfectly!


MaryS, I have an old crock pot and it took longer for my cauliflower to become tender, but then again, my son came in to pick my granddaughter up and lifted the lid to see what was in there, maybe that’s why it took longer?
I was amazed at the perfect texture after I gave it an extra half hour.

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