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jamie's loaded cauliflower

(17 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
jamie Beecham
Nashville, NC

This is such a great dish to make and eat. It is just like my loaded potatoes, only made with cauliflower.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Jamie's loaded cauliflower casserole could be a side dish or a main meal. Tender cauliflower is mixed with a creamy and cheesy sauce that's loaded with flavor. The sauce is thick and smooth with a smoky and savory flavor from the bacon and cheese. Chiles add a pop of freshness and color. The simple sauce complements the cauliflower perfectly. Hearty, comforting, and perfect for a cold night, this recipe will impress anyone who tries it.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(17 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For jamie's loaded cauliflower

  • 1 lg
    head of cauliflower
  • 1 stick
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1
    Vidalia onion
  • 1 pkg
    slice fresh mushrooms (8 oz)
  • 2 clove
    garlic, grated
  • 1 tsp
    Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 slice
  • 3 c
    finely shredded cheese, mix of Colby and Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 c
    sour cream, fat-free
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick
    light butter
  • 4 slice
    turkey bacon
  • 3 c
    low-fat cheese
  • 1 c
    fat-free milk
  • 1 c
    fat-free sour cream
  • add all the other ingredients

How To Make jamie's loaded cauliflower

  • Salted water boiling.
    In a large pot start water seasoned with salt. Let it come to a boil.
  • Cooking a head of cauliflower in boiling water.
    Clean the cauliflower and place in the pot whole after removing the stem. It will take approximately 15 minutes to become tender.
  • Sliced mushrooms, chopped in a pan with garlic and seasonings.
    In a skillet, heat the olive oil. Place the sliced mushrooms and chopped onion in the pan. Grate the garlic into the pan. Add the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook until tender.
  • Cooked cauliflower in a bowl.
    Drain the cauliflower in a colander. Cut the core out. Break down the pieces and place the cauliflower into a large mixing bowl.
  • Sour cream, cheese, and veggies mixed into cauliflower.
    Add sour cream, 2 cups of cheese, and the veggies from the skillet.
  • Butter, flour, and heavy cream are combined for a sauce and added to the cauliflower mixture.
    In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the 2 Tbsp of flour and stir like a paste. Add in the cup of heavy cream. Thicken and add to the cauliflower.
  • Cauliflower poured into a baking dish and topped with cheese, bacon, and chives.
    Pour into a casserole dish. Add the remaining 1 cup of cheese on top. Crumble 4 slices of bacon on top. Sprinkle the chives.
  • Baking the cauliflower casserole.
    Bake in a 350 F oven until the cheese has melted and bubbling; about 10 minutes. This is very creamy. If you want it firm, bake a little first. Then add the cheese, bacon, and chives and let the cheese melt.