Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

8
Beth Pierce

By
@smalltownwoman

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole is steamed cauliflower combined with cream cheese, sour cream, sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, bacon, and chives. Cauliflower has never tasted this good!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Beth is right, cauliflower has never tasted so good as it does in this casserole. Crunchy, creamy, cheesy, with bits of smoky bacon in every delicious bite. You'll be going back for seconds... maybe thirds. If you need a vegetarian dish, just leave out the bacon. So good! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    cauliflower florets, cut in bite-size pieces
  • 1 box
    cream cheese, softened (8 ounces)
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 1/2 c
    sharp cheddar, finely shredded
  • 1 1/2 c
    Monterey jack cheese, finely shredded
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 6 slice
    crispy cooked bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh chives (reserve one tablespoon for the top)
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Step-by-Step

  1. Steam cauliflower until fork tender; approximately 10 minutes. Drain well in colander.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack, garlic powder and onion powder. Mix until creamy and smooth. Gently stir in cauliflower, 1/2 of the bacon and chives. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Spoon into a casserole dish and top with remaining bacon. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  5. Top with remaining chives and serve.

Printable Recipe Card

About Loaded Cauliflower Casserole




Show 16 Comments & Reviews

Recipes for All You Lemon Lovers

Recipes for All You Lemon Lovers


In warmer weather, my taste buds gravitate towards lemon. Sweet and savory, I look for ways to incorporate their wonderful tart flavor into my meals. If you love lemon anything as I do, you’re going to want to try these Blue Ribbon recipes. Homemade waffles are an easy breakfast. Jamallah Bergman’s (Atlanta, GA) Lemon Poppy […]

14 Easy Mother’s Day Recipes

14 Easy Mother’s Day Recipes


Making Mom breakfast in bed has never been easier! These easy breakfast recipes are beginner-cook friendly, so anyone can make them. As long as you can mix ingredients and turn the oven on, you can make these recipes. Make Mother’s Day the day she deserves by treating her to a delicious breakfast.

20 Spring Salad Recipes

20 Spring Salad Recipes


Fresh, bright, and bursting with flavor, these springtime salads are healthy and delicious. Using seasonal ingredients, these spring salads are full of asparagus, radishes, peas, avocados, berries, lemon, and mint – making for one tasty side dish or main meal. Who knew we would love salads so much? Get ready to Pinch these spring salads!