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Cheesy Cauliflower and Beef in Cast Iron Skillet with blue linen around handle. Stack of white plates topped with serving ware in background.
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Cheesy Cauliflower and Beef Skillet

Ground beef, colorful veggies, melted cheddar cheese, and taco seasoning combine to make Cheesy Cauliflower and Beef Skillet a hearty comfort food.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 356kcal
Author Ashley

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 cauliflower, small to medium riced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • ½- ¾ cup green onion chopped (plus extra for topping)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 3 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Allow 10-12-inch cast iron skillet to warm over medium heat. Cook ground beef in skillet until browned. Season with taco season. Stir to coat meat. Remove from heat.
  • Add cauliflower, shredded carrots, red bell pepper, and green onion to beef. Stir to combine. Add in sour cream and 1 ½ cups shredded cheese. Stir to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Bake in oven for 40-60 minutes until hot through and bubbling on top. Remove from oven. Top with remaining ½-3/4 cup shredded cheese. Return to oven or place under broiler until melted and golden.
  • Top with chopped green onions. Serve with additional sour cream and hot sauce if desired.

Notes

You can make a smaller version of this by using an 8-inch cast iron. Use 1lb ground beef, 2 cups riced cauliflower (about ½ head), 1 ½ cup shredded cheese, 4 oz sour cream, ½ cup shredded carrot, ½ red bell pepper, and 1/3 cup green onion. Taste and season with approximately 1 ½ - 2 tbsp of taco seasoning. Salt to taste. Follow same preparations and cooking directions.