Loaded Cauliflower Au Gratin

Loaded Cauliflower Au Gratin

Loaded Cauliflower Au Gratin

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15-20 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

4 c. cauliflower florets, chopped into bite-sized pieces

6 oz. cream cheese, cut into chunks
¼ c. heavy cream

3 T. unsalted butter, softened

¼ t. garlic powder
½ t. dried dill
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1½ c. Italian cheese blend, shredded
4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 T. fresh chives, chopped

Directions:

  1. Place top oven rack in the center position and preheat oven to 400°F.
     
  2. Place the cauliflower in a steamer basket on top of a pot with boiling water and steam until fork-tender, around 6-7 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer cauliflower into a cold water bath to prevent further cooking. Drain well and pat dry.
     
  3. Transfer steamed cauliflower to a large bowl and add cream cheese, heavy cream, butter, garlic powder, and dried dill. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine.
     
  4. Transfer to oven-safe casserole dish and top with shredded cheese blend and crumbled bacon. Place in pre-heated oven and roast until cheese is melted and nicely browned on top, around 8-10 minutes.
     
  5. Remove from oven and serve immediately topped with fresh chives.

Enjoy!