This loaded cauliflower casserole dish is full of tasty cauliflower florets tossed in cheese, bacon bits, green onions, and seasoning mix. Pop it inside the oven to melt the cheese. It is a great dinner dish, especially for the holidays. Enjoy this cheesy cauliflower casserole for dinner with your family.
• 1 large cauliflower head (cut into florets)
• 8 bacon slices (cooked, crumbled, and divided)
• 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
• 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
• 2 large green onions (chopped and divided)
• 3/4 cup sour cream
• 1/4 cup cream cheese
• 2 tsp brown mustard
• 1/2 tsp pink salt
• 1/2 tsp garlic powder
• 1/4 tsp black pepper
• 1 tbsp fresh parsley (finely chopped)
• 2 tsp fresh chives (finely chopped)
• some green onions (finely chopped)
• 3 tbsp water (for cauliflower)
This recipe takes about 45-50 minutes. It makes for eight servings.
In a microwavable bowl, add cauliflower florets.
Add 3 tbsp water.
Cover the bowl with a damp paper towel.
Place inside the microwave and steam for 7-8 minutes.
Once tender, remove from the microwave.
Let it cool and set aside.
Preheat oven to 375ºC.
In another bowl, add 1/4 cup of cream cheese and 3/4 cup sour cream.
Add half of the chopped chives and bacon bits.
Add finely chopped fresh parsley.
Season with 2 tsp brown mustard and 1/2 tsp garlic powder.
Add half of the shredded Monterey Jack cheese and sharp cheddar cheese.
Mix until well combined.
Add the cauliflower florets along with the water in it.
Toss to combine.
Transfer the mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish.
Top it off with the remaining half of the shredded Monterey Jack cheese and sharp cheddar cheese.
Sprinkle the remaining half of chopped chives and bacon bits.
Sprinkle a pinch of salt on top.
Cover the baking dish with foil.
Place it inside the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove the foil and bake again for additional 5-10 minutes.
Remove from the oven.
Slice for servings.
Tips and ideas:
You can add more toppings if you want such as chopped green onions, chives, and more bacon bits.
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIsK_SPuk8o