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I feel like a martyr who should be saying penance for this dish: Loaded Cauliflower
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Posted to Thread #29828 at 4:41 pm on Aug 29, 2017
Because innocent low calorie cauliflower is made to walk the streets and whore itself after a dousing of bacon drippings, then cream cheese, then cheddar cheese, then sour cream and a finale of crispy bacon.
It's like looking up synonyms for *fat* in Roget's Thesaurus.
Oh wait. I forgot. They sprinkled on scallions.
I guess that makes everything all right then.
6 slices bacon, cut 1/2-inch thick
2 medium heads cauliflower, cut into bite-size florets (3 to 4 pounds total)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2 cups shredded Cheddar
4 scallions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
2/3 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Cook the bacon in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until brown and crispy, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings.
Put the cauliflower florets in a 3-quart casserole dish. Toss with the reserved 2 tablespoons bacon drippings, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Roast until the florets are soft and begin to brown, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix together the cream cheese and 1 cup of the Cheddar in a medium bowl until well combined. Dollop over the cauliflower, then sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup Cheddar and bake until the cauliflower is tender when poked with a knife and the Cheddar is melted and bubbly, 5 to 7 minutes more.
Dollop the sour cream evenly over the casserole and sprinkle with the scallions and reserved bacon pieces.
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Other messages in this thread:
- 29828. I feel like a martyr who should be saying penance for this dish: Loaded Cauliflower [LINK] - MarilynFL - 4:41pm on 08/29/17 (5)
- This is rather comical but I understand it. I know one can get very good - KarenNoCA - 5:44pm on 08/29/17
- Oh my! I think I must try this. Have you tried the Epi Parmesan roasted cauliflower? [LINK] - Lana in FL - 1:30am on 08/30/17
- Not even one teaspoon of heavy cream??? I don't care for diet food. [NT] - Michael in Sarasota - 3:59pm on 09/01/17