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Slow Cooker Cauliflower Casserole

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"We love cauliflower, eat it raw as a snack, roast or steam it, mash it for a potato replacement, add it to a salad, but enjoying it as a creamy casserole with layers of interesting flavor is a great way to brighten up the dinner table."
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Ingredients

2 h 50 m servings 323
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Spray the inside of a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Spray a small skillet with cooking spray and add sausage. Cook over medium heat until sausage are browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to the prepared slow cooker. Add cauliflower, cream cheese, butter, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes; stir to combine.
  3. Cover slow cooker and cook on Low until cauliflower is fork tender, about 2 hours. Stir in pepper Jack cheese and cook for 30 minutes longer.
  4. Meanwhile, place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crispy, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and crumble once cool enough to handle. Sprinkle crumbled bacon over finished casserole.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Feel free to substitute other flavors of chicken sausage. Slow cookers vary greatly in their temperatures, so I'd suggest you start checking the cauliflower for doneness at about 1 to 1/2 hours because you don't want your cauliflower to cook to mush.
  • If you have an Instant Pot®, you can use the Saute function to brown your sausage right in the pot, and then move to the Slow Cook function.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 323 calories; 25.9 9.6 14.7 90 858 Full nutrition

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It's rare when you see folks going back for seconds when it's cauliflower. Love it.