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Loaded Mashed Cauliflower
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May 12, 2014      Comments:  8      Replies:  8     
3 large heads of cauliflower
2 8 ounce containers of whipped chive and onion creamed cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups of sour cream
3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese, divided
2 Tablespoons of butter
2 teaspoons salt*
2 teaspoons pepper*
1/4 cup to 1/2 cups of chicken broth
1 pound of bacon cooked crispy
About 5-6 green onions
Additional chicken broth for steaming if desired
I had dinner at my friends house the other night. I never show up empty handed so I made a very tasty casserole to take with me.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash cauliflower and steam pieces of cauliflower for about 10 minutes. You want this to be soft enough to mash. Repeat into all cauliflower has been steamed. I steamed mine in the microwave in a microwave steamer using 1/4 cup of broth for each steaming. Water can be used too. You can do it on the stove top if you like. Once cauliflower has been steamed. Place it in a colander and let it rest for 5 minutes. This will redistribute the water and you will be able to remove big pieces of stem. I mostly used the florets and de-stemmed them before mashing.
Cook your bacon crisp. I used thick cut bacon. While bacon is cooking, mash cauliflower with potato masher. In a large bowl, I used my Kitchen Aid mixer. Blend mashed cauliflower with butter, sour cream, and cream cheese. Add salt and pepper. This is when you decide how thick or thin you want the consistency. Add chicken broth to get your desired consistently. Next add 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese and one half of the bacon mixture. Mix to combine. I used a deep dish 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 heavy duty aluminum pan. Place in pan and top with remaining cheese and bacon. Bake for 30 minutes until hot. Top with scallions.
This recipe serves 10 people easily. You can cut it in half for smaller quantities. *To taste. Enjoy!
Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner?      February 8, 2015 at 11:06 pm                       
I really need to make this, now that we are going low carb! Looks awesome I am featuring you this week, at Simple Supper Tuesday. We hope you can join us again, Monday night starting at 8pm EST.
Tampa Cake Girl      February 9, 2015 at 3:40 am           
Thank you Cindy! It’s an honor to be featured. I will be there on Monday with a new recipe!
Nicky      February 6, 2015 at 2:57 am                       
I love loaded mashed potatoes. I have only recently started making mashed cauliflower. I’ll have to try this recipe next time. My family would really enjoy this
Tampa Cake Girl      February 6, 2015 at 2:58 am           
They will never know its cauliflower unless you tell them!
Joanne/WineladyCooks      February 5, 2015 at 5:17 pm                       
I’m so happy you shared your Loaded Mashed Cauliflower. I just bought a head of cauliflower with the intention of mashing it. I love your recipe with the bacon and cheese. I’m going to try your recipe this weekend hoping the boys will never know it’s cauliflower.
Tampa Cake Girl      February 6, 2015 at 3:05 am           
I really don’t think they will know until you tell them it’s not potatoes. They were very creamy and with the added ingredients of bacon and cheese, it really turned out delicious!
jengwen74      February 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm                       
I need to try this I always go back to my beloved potatoes.
Tampa Cake Girl      February 6, 2015 at 3:01 am           
With all of the things added, it’s really hard to tell the difference!
homemadefoodjunkie      February 5, 2015 at 4:29 am                       
I’m thinking this is awesome. Cauliflower, bacon and cream cheese with chives sounds great!
Tampa Cake Girl      February 5, 2015 at 10:28 am           
Thank you! One would never know that these were not loaded mashed potatoes. They were a big hit when I took them to a friends house for dinner.
Dina @ Kitchen Dreaming      June 21, 2014 at 2:51 am                       
Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on Kitchen Dreaming.com ! I hope to see you there! (Pinned)
Tampa Cake Girl      June 21, 2014 at 2:53 am           
I will see you next week!
bakinginatornado      May 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm                       
Wow, I never would have thought to mash cauliflower, can’t wait to try this.
Tampa Cake Girl      May 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm           
It is a great way to sneak in vegetables for kids. The secret is to really have the cauliflower soft. So it is easy to mash. It really has the consistency of mashed potatoes. You should try this on your family to see if they notice.
Roxeann Newton-Thomas      May 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm                       
no calories here Looks (sounds) amazing!!
Tampa Cake Girl      May 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm           
It is very yummy.