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This is a great alternative to any potato side dish. Cauliflower has half the calories of potatoes and one-tenth the simple carbohydrates - so you can get your calories where you want to, from the cheese and butter! This recipe is so savory you just might prefer it to potatoes - my family certainly does. Have it with a salad and a nice steak. Like most of my recipes, this one feels a little tedious and plods along the first time you make it. However, it really is quite simple and so packed with flavor that you can't go wrong!

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Recipe Summary

cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
prep:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut cauliflower florets from the stems. Separate florets into their smallest subsections. Slice and halve stems into small pieces.

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  • Whisk half-and-half, 3 teaspoons black pepper, garlic powder, and salt together in a small bowl.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Scatter 1/3 of the butter cubes and 1/3 of the garlic slices on the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Layer 1/2 of the cauliflower on top. Scatter another 1/3 of the butter cubes and garlic slices on top. Cover with 1 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese and 1/2 of the half-and-half mixture. Repeat layering remaining butter cubes, garlic slices, cauliflower, and Cheddar cheese. Pour in remaining half-and-half mixture.

  • Sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon of black pepper on top of the baking dish. Arrange the mozzarella cheese slices across the top, covering the layers underneath.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, about 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle Romano cheese and paprika on top.

  • Return to the oven and continue baking until cheese crust is golden-brown, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute provolone or Muenster cheese for the mozzarella if desired.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; protein 20.4g; carbohydrates 8.6g; fat 25.5g; cholesterol 83.5mg; sodium 944.6mg. Full Nutrition
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