Loaded Baked Cauliflower

Hey! I’ve been a little MIA this past week … sorry about that! 

did have a few recipes that I wanted to share for the big
feast coming up on Thursday but life has, once again, interfered with my good

So, hopefully, you’ll have everything on hand to give this a try … if not on
Thursday, maybe Saturday or Sunday when you start to get really tired of those
leftovers 😉
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve really started to try MORE veggies and
so far, so good …so here’s to this yummy dish that I picked up over
at Skinny Taste … with modifications, of course … 

This is how I made it on a fine Saturday afternoon … you should too!

24 ounces of cauliflower florets … I love Costco for stuff like this (or 6
cups worth or use the bagged riced stuff!)
1/4 cup or so of bacon bits (again, great Costco buy!)
3 cloves of garlic, sliced
1/3 cup milk (I used 2%)
1 tbs butter
3/4 tsp salt
black pepper to taste
2 tbs of finely sliced green onions (you do regrow the
roots, right?)
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Grab your rice cooker and steamer insert. Add water to bottom of pot and fill
up the steamer basket with the garlic and cauliflower. I really had to cram
mine in to close the lid … 

Set to 17 minutes to steam. Go ahead, toss a load of laundry in the washer, hop
on pinterest, play with the cat/dog/kid/whatever … 

Once done steaming, transfer the cauliflower and garlic to a food processor
with the blade in.  Add milk, butter, salt and pepper and turn on to puree

Stir in the green onions and transfer to an 8×8 baking dish to serve family
style OR if it’s just you eating a snack (ahem, I don’t judge, really), then
grab a small dish and dish some up in that. Top with the shredded cheese and
bacon bits.

Now … you have two choices. I opted with the first option since it was a
small dish for ME … microwave for 20 seconds or so til the cheese is
a little melty OR if doing the big dish, bake in a 400 degree oven
5 minutes or so til the cheese is melty. It’s up to you, and again, I
won’t judge …

Add the bacon, cheese, and bake for about 5 minutes or so, til the cheese is

If desired, sprinkle with a little more green onion over the top, serve up and

*If the cauliflower seems to be really “moist”, let it drain a little
in a strainer … or use LESS milk … if it’s too watery, you will be sad that
you just have a liquid form of cauliflower instead of a nice thick, creamy
cauliflower … 
forward to sharing with some of these 
GREAT Parties …
go check them out!

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