Savory Bacon-Cauli Casserole
A deliciously savory bacon-cauli casserole is sure to become a crowd favorite at your next gathering or holiday celebration. It is easy to make, filling, and can easily feed a crowd. It is also vegan and gluten-free, so it can please everyone at the table, no matter their dietary preferences.
This casserole’s combination of creamy, buttery cauliflower, salty bacon, and seasonings creates a rich flavor that never fails to impress. The combination of ingredients is guaranteed to make this dish one of your favorites. Plus, the beautiful presentation of the colors on your plate may just be enough to leave your guests speechless.
To make this savory bacon-cauli casserole, you will need:
– 1 head of cauliflower, washed
– 4-6 bacon slices, cooked and chopped
– 2 shallots, chopped
– 2 cloves of garlic, minced
– 2 tablespoons of butter
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
– 1 cup of vegetable broth
– 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
– 1/4 cup of sour cream
– 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
– 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme, minced
– 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
You will also need an oven-safe casserole dish.
Steps to Make the Dish
The first step is to preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next, clean the cauliflower head and cut it into small florets.
Place the cauliflower florets in a baking dish and sprinkle with the bacon, shallots, garlic, butter, salt, and pepper. Bake for around 25 minutes until the cauliflower has cooked through.
While the cauliflower is baking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk for a minute or two to form a roux. Pour in the vegetable broth, Parmesan cheese, and sour cream. Continue stirring and cooking for a few minutes until the sauce has thickened.
Once the sauce has thickened, you can turn off the heat and add the fresh parsley, thyme, and mozzarella cheese. Stir until everything has been combined.
Once the cauliflower has finished baking, remove it from the oven and pour the sauce over it. Stir the sauce and cauliflower mixture until everything has been combined.
Finally, transfer the entire casserole to an oven-safe dish and bake for an additional 25 minutes until everything is hot and bubbly.
Once finished, you can serve up your bacon-cauli casserole. It is ideal served with some freshly cooked pasta or over some steamed brown rice. It makes a great main dish for brunch, dinner, or even just a simple meal.
Savory bacon-cauli casserole is a fantastic vegan dish that’s sure to delight all of your guests. It is incredibly easy to make, requiring minimal effort and only a few simple ingredients. The combination of creamy cauliflower, meaty bacon, and rich cheese and sauce creates a dish that is both comforting and vibrant. Whether you are entertaining or just looking for