Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
2 pounds cauliflower, one very large pretty head
8 ounce sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
8 ounce jack cheese, shredded
4 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
4 tablespoons heavy cream
4 green onions, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
8 slices thick cut bacon
coarse ground pepper
Spray 9 x 9 baking dish.
Rinse cauliflower and cut into medium sized florets. Lightly steam. (You do not want mush.) Once cooked, drain well.
Cut bacon strips into small pieces. Cook. Drain on paper towels.
In large bowl, mix together cheeses, cream, green onions and garlic. Sprinkle with pepper. Stir in cooked cauliflower and bacon. Yes, you can use your hands.
Place cauliflower mixture in baking dish. Sprinkle with again with pepper.
Cover baking dish with foil and bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake until cheese is bubbly around edges.