ELLEN'S CREAMY BACON-GARLIC CAULIFLOWER

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

Having received a nice head of cauliflower from my organic delivery company, I wanted to try something different from my usual cauliflower with cheese. Using what I had on hand, I created this awesome dish! This will be a go-to recipe for future meals, without a doubt!
11-28-14


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 medium
head cauliflower, washed and cut into large florets
3 or 4 slice
bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 Tbsp
butter, divided
1/4 c
chopped onion
2 large
cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 c
chicken broth
1/2 c
milk
1-1/2 c
kraft with a touch of philadelphia triple cheddar cheese
1/3 c
fine bread crumbs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook cauliflower, covered, in boiling salted water about 10 minutes or until just tender; drain and set aside.
2
In a small skillet melt 1 Tbsp. butter. Add onion and saute until onion is transparent. Add garlic and cook, stirring, about 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside. In a separate skillet, or in the microwave, cook bacon to desired crispness; drain and crumble.
3
Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in 2 Tbsp. flour until blended. Salt and pepper to taste. Gradually add the chicken broth and milk, whisking constantly until mixture thickens. Add cheese and blend into the sauce.
4
Pour cooked cauliflower into a 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Stir in onion and garlic mixture, bacon, and cheese sauce. Top with bread crumbs.
5
Bake in a preheated 350ยบ oven, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until bubbly and bread crumbs are browned.
Serve with the meat of your choice or alone as a main dish.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American