Creamy Cauliflower Casserole with Bacon and Cheddar

Creamy Cauliflower Casserole with Bacon and Cheddar

Ready in 45 minutes

Even people that don't like cauliflower will like this dish.

Roughly chopped cauliflower acts as a casserole "filler," much like rice or pasta, while the large florets add texture.

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Ingredients

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8 slices bacon; chopped, cooked until crisp, and cooled
3 cups Cheddar cheese; shredded
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
table; salt
2 heads cauliflower; trimmed and cut into 1-inch florets (about 8 cups)
4 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup Heavy cream
1/4 cup Sour cream
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper; ground

Original recipe makes 8 Servings

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Preparation

1. Mix bacon, 1/2 cup cheese, and parsley in small bowl. Set aside for topping.

2.Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot. Add 1 tablespoon salt and cauliflower and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain and rinse cauliflower with cold water. Transfer half of cauliflower to cutting board and roughly chop. (Topping and cauliflower may be refrigerated separately for up to 1 day.)

3. Melt cream cheese in now-empty pot over low heat. Stir in heavy cream and remaining 2 1/2 cups cheese and cook until cheese starts to melt, about 3 minutes. Off heat, stir in sour cream, cauliflower, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Transfer mixture to 2-quart baking dish, sprinkle with topping, and bake until browned and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Serve.

Notes

This is just as good made without the bacon.

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This is just as good made without the bacon. [I posted this recipe.]
khandih 3 years ago
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