Saturday, November 15, 2008

Mock Loaded Potato Casserole

This one is from the Somersize boards and everybody loves it.

Mock Loaded Potato Casserole (Level 1)

1 head of cauliflower
½ cup sour cream
4 oz cream cheese
¼ cup minced green onions
½ stick soft butter
2 fresh mushrooms diced
salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup Romano cheese
6 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
2 tablespoons bacon grease

Shredded Cheddar
2 slices cooked and crumbled bacon

Boil the cauliflower for 20 to 30 minutes until tender and drain well.

Fry the bacon until crisp, and then crumble it. Save the grease.

In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower, cream cheese, ½ of the
butter, salt, pepper, Romano cheese, ½ c. sour cream, ¼ c. minced
green onions, 2 fresh mushrooms diced, bacon grease and the bacon bits
(reserve some for the topping). Mash it all together. (I do this in my
Kitchen Aid mixer) Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Put it in a buttered 8 X 8 casserole dish. Cover with the cheddar
cheese then top off with the reserved bacon pieces. Cut up small
pieces of theremaining butter and scatter it lightly on top.

Place in a preheated 350° oven and bake about 20 minuted until all the
cheese has melted.

Jupiter FL
Somersizing since 01/03