Sunday, June 24, 2018

Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

This was a delicious side dish that we actually liked better the 2nd day!
Cauliflower "Mac " and Cheese
adapted from

1 head cauliflower, cut into bitesize pieces
4 pieces crispy bacon, chopped
1/3 cup parmesan cheese

Cheese Sauce:
1/4 c butter
1/2 c heavy whipping cream
1/2 c cream cheese (4 oz)
3/4 c grated cheddar cheese
3/4 c pepper jack cheese

Pre-heat oven to 450. Grease a casserole dish--Beth used an 11x 7 pan.
Steam the cauliflower in the microwave for 5-7 minutes with 2-3 T water. Drain and cool for 5 minutes or more.

Place the butter and cream in a small saucepan and heat gently. When hot, add the cream cheese. Stir until melted and bring to a simmer. Once you see bubbles remove from heat. Add 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese and 1/2 c of the pepper jack.  Mix until smooth and creamy.  Add the bacon and prepared cheese sauce. Mix with a spoon until the cauliflower is completely coated. 

Pour into the baking dish and top with the grated Parmesan and remaining shredded cheese.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until the top is crispy and golden brown.

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