Loaded Cauliflower Casserole with bacon and cheese is an easy, delicious side dish you can prep ahead.
Prep Time 3hours13minutes
Cook Time 3hours13minutes
4c.cauliflower floretschopped into bite-sized pieces
6oz.cream cheesecut into chunks
Sea salt and black pepperto taste
1½c.Italian cheese blendshredded
4strips baconcooked and crumbled
Place top oven rack in the center position and preheat oven to 400°F.
Place the cauliflower in a steamer basket on top of a pot with boiling water and steam until fork-tender, around 6-7 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer cauliflower into a cold water bath to prevent further cooking. Drain well and pat dry.
Transfer steamed cauliflower to a large bowl and add cream cheese, heavy cream, butter, garlic powder, and dried dill. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine.
Transfer to oven-safe casserole dish and top with shredded cheese blend and crumbled bacon. Place in pre-heated oven and roast until cheese is melted and nicely browned on top, around 8-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve immediately topped with fresh chives.