CHEESY: Cheesy Riced Cauliflower Tomato Bake

We have been on a riced cauliflower kick ever since (FINALLY) finding it at Trader Joe’s. I know we are a little late to the riced cauliflower party. We had been wanting to try it for a while, but every time I was at Trader Joe’s they were sold out!

Last night for dinner, E and I decided to pan sear some cod with Italian seasoning, and I was looking for a side dish to complement it. I thought it would be a fun idea to pair the riced cauliflower with tomatoes and cheese. Typically, I wouldn’t pair cheese with fish, but this was actually perfect. We will be eating leftovers for lunch today!

CHEESY: Cheesy Riced Cauliflower Tomato Bake


Trader Joe’s Fresh Riced Cauliflower, 1 bag

Tomato, 1 large, diced

Onion, 1, diced

Garlic, 2 large cloves, minced

Tomato Paste, 1 tablespoon

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (“EVOO”), 3 tablespoons

Trader Joe’s Diced and Fire Roasted Tomatoes, 1 can

Red Pepper Flakes, to taste

Sea Salt, to taste

Cabot Garlic and Herb Cheddar, 1 cup, shredded



  1. Heat your Le Creuset Dutch Oven on the stove-top on medium heat. Add the EVOO.
  2. Sauté the diced onion until translucent and minced garlic until fragrant.
  3. Add the tomato paste and sauté until the onion and garlic are a bright shade of red.
  4. Add the diced fresh tomato to the pan and sauté until some of the liquid from the tomato has come out.
  5. Then add the entire bag of the riced cauliflower to the pan. Once all of these ingredients are combined add the entire can of the canned tomatoes.
  6. Turn the heat down a bit and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally so the bottom does not burn.
  7. Cover with a layer of shredded cheese and broil on high for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted and slightly browned.
  8. Serve immediately!




  1. September 1, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    Omg YUM!! This looks amazing! Xo

  2. September 1, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    omg!! This looks soo good! I am saving this recipe as I defiantly want to make it. Thanks for sharing! xo

  3. September 1, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Oh man this looks so good ?

  4. September 1, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    I was late to the Cauliflower rice at TJ’s too! But now, it’s a must. How have we survived without it for so long?!

  5. September 1, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    this sounds delish! I’m vegan so I’d have to make a few easy adjustments, but this sounds so great!

    xx emliy

  6. September 1, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    Looks and sounds yummy! Will for sure give it a go! Tal xo

  7. September 1, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    I never heard of rice cauliflower before now. I must have my head in the sand and will definitely check out my local Trader Joe’s and see if they have it. The recipe now only looks delicious, it sounds yummy and nutritious, too! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  8. September 1, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    If you make anything with cheese, I’m there!

  9. September 1, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    This looks delicious! I am always looking for new recipes to pair with fish.

  10. September 1, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    Oh wow! This is making my mouth water! I LOVE roasted cauliflower of any kind, and adding tomatoes and cheese is genius! This sounds so good… and I am Le Creuset obsessed, so I smiled when I saw that in your preparation instructions! YUMMMM!

  11. September 2, 2016 / 2:30 am

    That looks so yummy…really gonna try this recipe!! Thankss

  12. September 2, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    This looks absolutely scrumptious, wow! You are definitely a master 😉 xx Adaleta Avdic

  13. September 4, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    I have been SO wanting to try out the cauliflower rice thing too!! This looks fantastic with the tomato and cheese additions! Will be saving this recipe and trying soon! Thanks for sharing!