Awesome substitute for mashed potatoes and a great way to get kids to eat their veggies!!!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a large, square baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Put cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl and cook in microwave oven until tender, about 6 minutes.

  • Blend cauliflower in a food processor until smooth; add sour cream, yogurt, and butter and process again until smooth.

  • Mix blended cauliflower mixture in a bowl with 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese, bacon bits, chives, garlic, and black pepper; spread into the prepared baking dish and top with remaining Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven on the middle rack until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Switch oven to 'broil' and continue baking until the top is golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

Great to add 1/2 cup caramelized onions into mixture for great flavoring.

Nutrition Facts

262.8 calories; protein 15.6g 31% DV; carbohydrates 15.8g 5% DV; fat 17.1g 26% DV; cholesterol 47mg 16% DV; sodium 392.5mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2016
This is wonderful side! I admit that I do double everything except the cauliflower. Doing so makes the dish rich and creamy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/27/2017
Liked it but did not feel it was worth all the ingredients & efforts for the end result. Still love the old school cheese sauce over florets better! Read More
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2016
Great basic recipe! If you want to make it lower carb and Atkins/keto friendly use real bacon, and double the amount, and omit the yogurt and substitute full fat cream cheese. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2016
This is wonderful side! I admit that I do double everything except the cauliflower. Doing so makes the dish rich and creamy. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2016
When I first took it out of the oven I thought it was too watery. I put it in a bowl to let it cool and when it was at a temperature I could eat it it had thickened up and was the perfect consistency. Tangy creamy cheese bacon awesome! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2016
I used a whole head of cauliflower. Needed a bit more sour cream/yog I think to make it creamy. Delish Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2015
A flavorful side dish that surprised me. I was thinking this would turn out a little bland but it delivered in the flavor department. No it won't replace creamy mashed potatoes but it will shine as a vegetable side dish. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2017
I will definetly make this again. Made it for Thansgiving and the whole extended family loved it: even though I used a little too strong a garlic which overpowereed the cauliflower flavor a bit. I used garlic kernels as we wanted to use it as a side vegetable. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2016
Great recipe. My husband loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2018
Will definitely mask email it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2019
Not bad Read More
Rating: 2 stars
03/27/2017
Liked it but did not feel it was worth all the ingredients & efforts for the end result. Still love the old school cheese sauce over florets better! Read More