Thursday, December 22, 2016

Holiday Quick & Easy Appetizers, Meals, Snacks, & Drinks...Something Different Everyday Til 2017 (Side Dish)

Loaded Cauliflower Mashed Fauxtatoes

 Loaded Cauliflower Mashed Fauxtatoes Horizontal 

No potatoes were harmed in the making of this side dish.
Total Time:
Level: Easy
Serves: 6 Servings


  • 8 oz. bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large head caulifower cut into florets
  • 1/2 c. white wine
  • 1 c. low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 1/2 c. grated Parmesan
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into pats and chilled
  • 1 c. Cheddar
  • 2 tbsp. Sliced scallions


  1. In a large dutch oven over medium heat, add bacon and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate; set aside. Drain bacon fat leaving 2 to 3 tbsp in the pan. Discard excess.
  2. Add garlic, onion, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper and sauté for 2 minutes. Add cauliflower and cook until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add wine and stock; simmer on low for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare a baking dish set on top of a parchment lined sheet pan and set oven to broil setting.
  4. Transfer cauliflower mixture to a blender in batches and add heavy cream and Parmesan; blend until smooth. Pour cauliflower mash into the baking dish and fold in butter. Top with Cheddar and broil until cheese is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Top with bacon and scallions. Serve immediately.

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