Bell Pepper Cauliflower Casserole

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Bell Pepper Cauliflower Casserole

40 minutes
Calories 290kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons bell pepper (shredded)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt (shredded)
  • 6 ounces cream cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup salsa verde
  • 3/4 cup Marble (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper (shredded)

Instructions

  • PureeClean and trim the cauliflower, breaking it into medium sized pieces.
  • Place in a microwave safe bowl with 2 Tbsp of cream and 1 Tbsp of butter.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 10 minutes.
  • Stir to coat cauliflower with cream/butter mixture.
  • Microwave for another 6-8 minutes on high (or until cauliflower is tender).
  • Remove from the microwave and put into a high speed blender or food processor along with the cheese, peppers, and garlic powder.
  • Puree until smooth (or you can leave it chunky if you prefer.
  • Season generously with salt and pepper to taste.Cheese layer:Put the cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl and nuke for 30 seconds to soften.
  • Add the shredded cheese and salsa verde, mixing thoroughly.
  • It should be very spreadable - if not, nuke for a few more seconds.Assemble the casserole:In a medium-sized oven proof dish (approximately 8 x 8), spread out a thick layer of cauliflower puree.
  • Spread the warm cream cheese mixture on top of the puree.
  • Top with a layer of shredded Colby jack cheese, and diced peppers.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted.
  • You can finish it under the broiler for a couple of minutes to brown further if you'd like.
  • Alternatively, microwave on high for about 6 - 8 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the casserole is heated through.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:12:11.

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