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17 February 2020 ( 574 views )
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EASY CHEESY LOADED CAULIFLOWER CASSEROLE RECIPE

This cheesy loaded cauliflower casserole recipe needs just 10 minutes prep. All the flavors of a loaded baked potato, without the carbs. Easy & delicious!


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large head Cauliflower (cut into small florets)
  • 2 tbsp Butter (melted)
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2/3 cup Sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Heavy cream
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese (shredded, divided)
  • 6 tbsp Bacon bits (cooked, divided)
  • 1/4 cup Green onions (chopped, divided)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (232 degrees C).

  2. In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower florets with butter. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
  3. Transfer the cauliflower to a small 1.5 quart (1.4 L) casserole dish in a single layer. (Line the pan unless it's glass or stoneware. If there's too much cauliflower to fit in a single layer, roast on a larger baking sheet instead.) Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until crisp-tender.

  4. Meanwhile, in the same bowl, whisk together the sour cream and heavy cream, until smooth. Stir in the minced garlic, half of the cheddar cheese, half of the bacon bits, and half of the green onions. If desired, season sauce with sea salt and black pepper. (Don't oversalt - it will get more salty as the cheese melts later.)
  5. When the cauliflower is done roasting, take it out and leave the oven on. Add the cauliflower to the bowl and mix with the sauce.
  6. Return the cauliflower mixture to the casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese and bacon bits.
  7. Bake for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese melts. Top with remaining green onions.

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