Jalapeno Cauliflower Casserole

jalapeno cauliflower casserole

I love this.So much so I’ve already made it again. Which means, not only did I find it very tasty but it’s easy to do!

I found this recipe here: http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com

http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2013/08/jalapeno-popper-cauliflower-casserole-low-carb-and-gluten-free.html

You will be seeing more from this site too! I highly recommend checking it out and searching the recipes.

*This meal can be made ahead of time and cooked later!

Time: ~45minutes

Effort level: Easy-medium. Multiple steps, and you need a blender so more effort is required on the cleaning side than anything.

Amount: 3-4 servings.

YOU NEED:

Puree:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 or more jalapenos, seeded or not depending on spice tolerance.
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Pepper to taste

Cream cheese layer:

  • 6oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained

Topping:

  • 4 slices of cooked bacon
  • 3/4 cup colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1-2 jalapenos, sliced

DO THIS:

Cook bacon now if not already cooked.

Preheat oven to 375F.

For puree:

  1. Clean and trim the cauliflower, breaking it into medium sized pieces and place into a large microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add heavy cream.
  3. Add butter.
  4. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir to coat cauliflower and microwave for another 7-8 minutes.
  6. Remove from microwave and place into a blender along with cheese, jalapenos, garlic powder, and pepper to taste.
  7. Blend until smooth.

For cream cheese layer:

  1. Place the cream cheese into a microwave safe bowl and cook for 30 seconds to soften.
  2. Add the shredded cheese and tomatoes.
  3. Mix thoroughly.

Assemble Casserole:

  1. In an 8×8 casserole dish, spread out the cauliflower puree in an even layer.
  2. Spread the cream cheese mixture out on top in an even layer.
  3. Top with shredded colby jack cheese, bacon, and sliced jalapenos.
  4. Bake at 375F for ~20 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
  5. Optional – Place under broiler for 3-4 minutes to crisp up.

ENJOY!

 

 

 

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