Loaded Cauliflower

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15-20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 c. cauliflower florets, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 6 oz. cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • ¼ c. heavy cream
  • 3 T. unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ t. garlic powder
  • ½ t. dried dill
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1½ c. Italian cheese blend, shredded
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 T. fresh chives, chopped

Instructions:

  • Place top oven rack in the center position and preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place the cauliflower in a steamer basket on top of a pot with boiling water and steam until fork-tender, around 6-7 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer cauliflower into a cold water bath to prevent further cooking. Drain well and pat dry.
  • Transfer steamed cauliflower to a large bowl and add cream cheese, heavy cream, butter, garlic powder, and dried dill. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine.
  • Transfer to oven-safe casserole dish and top with shredded cheese blend and crumbled bacon. Place in pre-heated oven and roast until cheese is melted and nicely browned on top, around 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately topped with fresh chives. Enjoy!

This post was originally published at happyforks

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