Author: Susanne at dishwithme.com
I’m sure you have had loaded mashed potatoes, right? Maybe not, but many have. Well, this is that, except, not. Haha! It’s the same dish, but we replace the potatoes with cauliflower. So, it is loaded mashed cauliflower. I am never sure which way I like it best, I mean, potatoes are always delicious, but cauliflower is a really great trade out, too. And they both taste great.
This is a super easy dish to make and you don’t even have to peel potatoes!
HELPFUL HINTS FOR LOADED MASHED CAULIFLOWER
Use an old fashioned potato masher to mash the cooked cauliflower.
Use whatever method you prefer for cooking your bacon. I use the microwave.
Freshly ground black pepper
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You’ll need a large pot to boil the cauliflower.
A colander will be used to drain the cauliflower after cooking.
A small casserole pan will be needed to bake the loaded mashed cauliflower.
Use an old fashioned potato masher to mash the cauliflower.
- Large Pot for boiling the cauliflower
- Colander for draining
- Small casserole pan for baking
- Manual potato masher
- 4 slices Bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1 head Cauliflower washed and chopped
- 2 Tablespoons butter real
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt or to taste
- 25 grinds Freshly ground pepper or to taste
- 1/2 cup Sour cream
- 1 cup Shredded cheddar cheese split. 1/2 cup to mix in & 1/2 cup for topping
- 4 Green onions chopped
- Fill a large pot about half full of water. On high heat, bring water to a boil.
- Cook bacon by whatever means you prefer. Set aside to cool and then crumble.
- Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
- Wash the head of cauliflower and remove any green leaves. Chop cauliflower into very small pieces.
- Once water comes to a boil, add the chopped cauliflower. Boil for 15-20 minutes, to desired tenderness.
- Once cauliflower is cooked, pour into a colander to drain.
- Place the drained cauliflower back into the pot you boiled it in.
- Add butter right away while the cauliflower is still hot to help the butter melt.
- Add the remaining ingredients and use an old fashioned potato masher to mash and mix the ingredients.
- Taste to make sure it is seasoned enough for you.
- Pour the mixed and mashed cauliflower mixture into a small casserole pan and cover with the remaining shredded cheddar cheese.
- Bake in pre-heated 375°F oven for about 15 minutes, or until cheese is nice and melty.