Monday, July 25, 2016

This Is Really Good, Trust me!

I happened to see this online the other day while I was trying to find a recipe for a hot mustard bbq sauce.  I did not write down where I found it, nor did I write down the recipe so this was a wing and a prayer trial that turned out really well.  If you are like I am and have a spare head or two of cauliflower this is a seriously tasty way to get rid of one.                                                    

                                                      Baked and Loaded Cauliflower

1 head cauliflower, steamed and blotted dry
1/3 cup finely diced onion
4 strips of crispy bacon crumbled, reserve 1 for topping
1/2 cup sour cream 3/4 cup grated cheese (reserve 2 tablespoons for topping)
1 or 2 scallion tops coarsely chopped

Separate the cauliflower into florets. (Cut, break, mash or whatever works for you. I am pretty sure there is no "right" way to do this.) Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted through and the onions are soft. (It took my oven about 20 minutes.) Sprinkle the cheese, bacon and scallions on top and serve piping hot.

Son2, TheHub and I ate this and we all had seconds. It was just delicious and tasted very similar to a baked and loaded baked potato. I was extremely happy that there were leftovers, because I had them today for lunch. They were equally fantastic eaten cold straight from the refrigerator.  This is going to be used in our regular dinner rotation from now one.  What a delicious way to get major servings of our daily vegetables!


  1. Yummo. Thank you.
    Sans the bacon this is right up my alley. And last night I made cauliflower 'fried rice'. Also yummy. You are right about there being no right way to break the cauli up. A bit of a pain, but worth it.

    1. I have cauliflower fried rice fairly often and love it too. I read all of these recipes that give very specific instructions for breaking/cutting/ whatevering a cauliflower but I figure everyone out there has their favorite or easiest way that works for them. Plus I hate absolute rules for just about anything.

  2. That looks and sounds delicious. I like all the ingredients. Cheese and bacon? So, What's not to like?

    1. It really is good. I think next time I might use really good bacon and have this as the entree.

  3. Oh that one has to be tried. My girls love buffalo cauliflower and I think -bacon, this could be a new favorite. I don't like overly prescribed directions in recipes. Wing it I say!

  4. Like Linda said, cheese and bacon, what's not to like!

  5. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, let me live with you!!!!! I'm going to add this one to the to do list.