BLT risotto! Sometimes I’m pretty sure I’m a culinary genius. Now is one of those times. This was so, so good and I made a ton of it to eat throughout the week. It works really well as a side dish or you can grill up some chicken or steak, slice it and serve overtop of this.

I love me some risotto and the cauliflower works really well in place of rice.



paleo bacon arugula risotto

Paleo Bacon Arugula and Tomato Risotto

I love me some risotto and the cauliflower works really well in place of rice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 204 kcal


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup bone broth recipe here or you can purchase it here
  • large handful of arugula
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Rice the cauliflower using a hand grater or using a food processor. Food processor is much easier for this, here’s the one I use.
  • Melt the butter over medium to medium-high heat.
  • Add the cauliflower and the bone broth.
  • Once it absorbs the broth and begins to soften, add the tomatoes.
  • Cook thoroughly until the cauliflower is completely soft and cooked through.
  • Add the garlic and arugula.
  • Cook until the garlic is sweet and the arugula has wilted a bit.


Serving: 1gCalories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 8gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 222mgPotassium: 1103mgFiber: 6gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 900IUVitamin C: 164.5mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cauliflower risotto recipe, low carb risotto, risotto with bacon
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    • dani Reply

      Look for uncured bacon without nitrates and nitrites.

  1. 5 stars
    This looks just like risotto! Amazing what you can do with a head of cauliflower!

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