Loaded Cauliflower Casserole You’ll never want to eat roasted cauliflower any other way once you try this tasty recipe. Bacon, sour cream and sharp Cheddar cheese coat good-for-you cauliflower in deliciousness for an easy side that will make everyone actually want to eat their vegetables.

active: 20 mins
total: 1 hr
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 head cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • ⅔ cup sour cream
  • 4 scallions, sliced, divided

Directions

    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

    Step 2

    Place bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate and let cool. (Reserve the drippings in the pan.)

    Step 3

    Combine cauliflower, pepper, salt and the bacon drippings in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Roast, stirring twice, until tender, about 35 minutes.

    Step 4

    Meanwhile, combine 1 cup cheese, sour cream and half the scallions in a small bowl. When the cauliflower is tender, stir the cheese mixture into the cauliflower in the pan. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake until hot, 5 to 7 minutes more.

    Step 5

    Chop the cooled bacon. Sprinkle the hot casserole with thebacon and the remaining scallions.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup Per Serving: 150 calories; protein 7.9g; carbohydrates 7.6g; dietary fiber 2.5g; sugars 3g; fat 10.5g; saturated fat 5.5g; cholesterol 30.1mg; vitamin a iu 366.8IU; vitamin c 56.2mg; folate 75.2mcg; calcium 172.7mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 26.1mg; potassium 411.9mg; sodium 279.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg. Exchanges:

1 high-fat protein, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat

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