Loaded Cauliflower Mash

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February 21, 2018
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Loaded Cauliflower Mash

Loaded Cauliflower Mash

I’m all about the new cauliflower craze, are you?

I’ve been trying to cut back on carbohydrates in my diet and cauliflower is the perfect alternative. It not only looks like potatoes, but it pretty much has the same texture and weight!

 

And you can dress them up just like potatoes. I made mine to mimic a loaded baked potato…. crisp bacon, gooey cheese and minced chives top a creamy, garlicky cauliflower base!

Yes. It’s that heavenly.

 

Loaded Cauliflower Mash

You might be asking yourself how does it taste? Well, I might be so inclined to say it actually tastes BETTER than a loaded baked potato.  

It’s not heavy.  

You don’t feel like taking a nap after you eat it.

It’s just good, wholesome food.

 

Loaded Cauliflower Mash

Of course, it is cauliflower, so if your body goes into convulsions just thinking about cauliflower, I would advise against it. But if you love, or even just like cauliflower, you have to try this recipe!  

I’ve converted some “likers” into “lovers” with this recipe!

 

Cauliflower

Of course, we start with a big ol’ head of California cauliflower. The best!

 

Chop cauliflower florets into chunks

Remove the outer leaves and core, and then rough chop the florets into large chunks.

 

Steam cauliflower chunks for ten minutes or until tender.

Place in a steamer and steam for 10 minutes or until tender.

 

Mash the cauliflower

Place in a food processor or blender and mix until whipped up a bit. You can also use a hand masher, no worries!

 

Sour cream mixture: sour cream, cream cheese, garlic salt, and pepper. Add in sour cream to mashed cauliflower

Next, the sour cream mixture goes in. It’s just a bit of cream cheese, sour cream, garlic salt, and pepper.

 

Blend cauliflower and sour cream mixture together.

Whip that up again to incorporate all the ingredients and spoon into a casserole dish.

 

Bake in a dish for ten minutes, add cheese, and bake for an additional five minutes.

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, top with cheddar cheese and bake for an additional five minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

 

Loaded Cauliflower Mash

Bam-0! Dinner tonight!  

Oh, did I mention I eat this as my main course?

It might not be enough for some, but for me… it’s all I need!

 

Loaded Cauliflower Mash

Loaded Cauliflower Mash

If serving as a side dish, this recipe makes 6 portions.

 

Loaded Cauliflower Mash

And they make perfect leftovers!

Or, you make a double batch and have them every night this week!

 

Loaded Cauliflower Mash

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Loaded Cauliflower Mash

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, Cauliflower, cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Author Susan the CA Grown Mom

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 oz. sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Cooked bacon and minced chives for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove leaves and core from cauliflower and rough chop into large chunks.
  • Place in a steamer and steam for 10 minutes. Allow to drain off as much water as possible.
  • Place cooked cauliflower into a food processor and mix well.
  • Combine cream cheese, sour cream, garlic salt and pepper. Add to the cauliflower mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Place in a casserole dish and bake in oven for 10 minutes. Add cheese and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with bacon and chives. Serve hot.

Looking for more cauliflower recipes? Here’s one for ya…

Cauliflower Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter

Cauliflower Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter

 

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