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Thursday, July 10, 2014

LOADED FAUX MASHED POTATOES





LOADED FAUX MASHED POTATOES

This is the best mashed "potato" recipe I have yet made.  I f you are not happy with the cauli mash recipes you have tried, this one is most likely to change your mind.  This is every bit as nice as loaded mashed potatoes!  You have to try it to believe me.  I even like eating it cold out of the refrigerator.  Now that tells you a lot doesn't it? ;)

6 cups cauliflower florets (1.5 L)
3 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
4 oz spreadable cream cheese, (125 mL)
  OR regular
1/cup sour cream (75 mL)
2 tbsp mayonnaise (30 mL)
2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley, (15 mL)
  divided
1 tsp salt, OR to taste (5 mL)
1/tsp white pepper (1 mL)
1 cup grated Gouda cheese, (250 mL)
  divided, OR your FAVORITE cheese!

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). 

In large pot in boiling water, cook cauliflower florets, about 10 minutes, or until soft.

In nonstick frying pan, over medium heat with lid on pan, cook bacon.  Turn off heat and flip bacon.  Place lid on pan and cook until well done, but not very crisp (the contrast would be too much otherwise with the soft mashed cauliflower).  Cut bacon into small pieces when cool.

In food processor, combine cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise; process.  Add cooked cauliflower, 1 tbsp (15 mL) parsley, salt and white pepper.  Process until smooth.  Add 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Gouda cheese; process.  Place mixture in square 8-inch (20 cm) dish.  Sprinkle with remaining grated Gouda cheese, bacon bits and remaining parsley.


Bake 25 minutes, or until hot and the Gouda cheese has melted.

Yield:  6 to 8 servings
1 serving
247.6/185.7 calories
13.1/9.8 g protein
19.1/14.3 g fat
1.8/1.4 g fiber
5.5/4.0 g net carbs


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