Cauliflower, Shmauliflower is what I always thought….until NOW! I have loathed this veggie and loved to hate it since I was a child. It is basically the arch nemesis veggie in my eyes. We are not friends cauliflower and I. Or at least, I thought we weren’t. My mind started to open up when I saw others pinning it as a fake out mashed potato and as fake out casseroles, so I decided in the name of healthier eating to give this enemy another shot and come up with this delicious cauliflower casserole recipe!
The hubs made this cauliflower casserole recipe for us one night this week. Seriously, I’m a lucky girl that he’s willing to cook for me. This recipe did take a little bit of work between cooking the chicken, steaming the cauliflower and chopping up the ingredients but man, it was well worth it. I gave it a thumbs up which I didn’t necessarily think that I would and even the hubs liked it!
We were shocked by how much we liked this cauliflower casserole recipe. In fact, we plan on making it again!! I hope you guys enjoy this loaded casserole dish that feels like a cheat but isn’t really that bad as much as we did! The recipe has so much yummy goodness in it that the cauliflower just takes on the other flavors and becomes much more mild. Do any of you have any other cauliflower recipes you’d recommend I try?
Cauliflower Casserole Recipe via Rachel Schultz
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked & cubed
1 package cauliflower
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1 bundle green onions, sliced
4 ounces bacon pieces
1/8 t garlic power
Salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Steam cauliflower until tender.
- Meanwhile, combine cheeses in a large bowl. Remove ¼ of cheese and set aside. Stir chicken, green onions, bacon, and garlic powder into remaining cheese.
- Stir cauliflower into cheese mixture and season with salt & pepper. Pour into a 9×13 glass baking dish. Top with additional cheese.
- Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
Oh that sounds amazing! My husband and his brother will not eat vegetables. Like, his brother is 24 and will starve himself before he eats what you cooked for dinner if he finds spinach in it. Oh lord my nerves. Thennnn I see this and am just thinking…To heck with it, I’ll make it if they do not eat it – More for me HA!
Haha, that’s tough, Caden! That would wear out my last nerve too. Hang in there and let me know what you think when you make this!
I love this recipe! I go a little lighter on the cheese and bacon, but we actually like cauliflower in our family, so I’m not trying to cover it up =)
This looks delicious! I’ll have to try it tonight. Have you tried the cauliflower calzones? Instead of bread, you use cauliflower, eggs, and herbs. I was pleasantly surprised and now am WAY more open to cauliflower.
Thanks for posting 🙂
I would not eat cauliflower but now I love it as long as u cook it right anyway u might want to try Pepperoni pizza cauliflower casserole(ibreatheimhungry.com) bacon-sage cauliflower Au Gratin (djfoodie.com) Parmesan cauliflower bites (damndelicious.net)Cheesy Chipotle Cauliflower casserole(ibreatheimhungry.com)
I will definitely be trying your recipe – thanks for sharing it! Here’s my current favorite cauliflower recipe. Although the texture is a little different, the flavors are similar to a tasty Italian pasta dish. (We use turkey sausage as I’ve found few chicken sausages that I like). Can’t wait to make yours in the next week or two! http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-cauliflower-italian-sau-137481
Looks delicious! I love creamy cauliflower dishes, very popular in England, I’ll just have to add this one to my list. Stopping over from Foodie Fridays, I’m #184 if you want to check it out.
My husband will cook for us too! 🙂 He’s actually pretty good. Cauliflower was never my favorite vegetable until I married my husband and I started eating my father in law’s cooking. I may have to put his standard recipe on the blog. 🙂 He turned cauliflower into something I really like now and my kids love. This recipe looks delicious…pinning so I can try it! Thanks so much for joining us at Foodie Fridays! I hope you can stop by again tomorrow night!
I am definitely sharing this with my father who is following a no carb lifestyle for his diabetes. I know he’d LOVE this recipe! Thank you for sharing with #FoodieFridays!
This sounds delicious!! I don’t really like cauliflower, but I love bacon. My hubby is always trying to get me to eat more cauliflower and broccoli – this recipe will definitely help. 🙂 I am featuring it tonight when the #FoodieFriday linkup goes live – thank you so much for sharing it!
do you cook the chicken first?
You know I am the casserole queen. I love the cauliflower in this dish instead of a higher carb alternative. I am so trying this!