Sunday, April 16, 2017

Loaded Cauliflower Bake

THIS... Let me tell you about this ridiculously delicious piece of low carb Heaven right here:

First, let me start out by saying that I am not. a. big. fan. of cauliflower. Like, if I can taste straight up cauliflower, I probably won't eat it.

I'm sorry cauliflower, it's not you, it's me...

No, actually, it's totally you. I just don't like you. You've disappointed me one too many times. You'll be ok tho, there are plenty of people that love you...

Moving on...

This stuff is like a magical taste explosion in your piehole. And it hardly tastes like cauliflower at all!! In fact, I'd say it tastes more like a cross between potatoes au gratin and twice baked potatoes. Seriously, like freaking potatoes. I could write a love letter to potatoes here, but I won't. Cuz we totally broke up and things could get weird.

This is total comfort food. Totally delicious. And totally low carb. Let's dig in, shall we?

Our All Star Cast of Ingredients:
  • 1 large head of cauliflower, chopped into small chunks
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 2 oz. of Cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 5 slices bacon, (cooked very crisp and crumbled)
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease, spray, or butter your baking dish and set aside. I used a 9x9 and it was perfect. 
  2. Take your cauliflower chunks and place them in a microwave safe bowl with 2 Tbsp water and 2 Tbsp butter. Microwave until tender but not totally soft, stirring halfway through. This took about 8 minutes in my microwave. (Your time may vary based on your microwave and how big or small you chopped the cauli.)
  3. Take the cauliflower out, let it cool for a couple minutes, and then mash it. You don't want it to be a smooth consistency. You want nice little chunks. Trust me on this. 
  4. Mix in your sour cream, cream cheese, Parmesan, Monterey Jack cheese, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, green onions, and bacon. Make sure you mix it well. 
  5. Scoop your cauli mixture into your baking dish and top with the shredded sharp cheddar. Cover with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes. 
  6. Remove the foil and bake just until the cheese has gotten nice and bubbly and slightly browned. 
  7. Serve that bad boy up and wait for your taste buds to explode! And then come on back here and let me know what you think! 

If you loved it as much as I did, remember that sharing is caring. So please feel free to share this with others!

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