Servings: 8 Prep: 15 min Cook: 30 min Total: 45 min
This is comfort food, in the best possible way. I’m never fully quite sure what makes a particular dish “comfortable”, but … I feel confident in the stance that this particular dish exudes it.
It’s actually really quite simple. It’s partially cooked cauliflower (boiled in salted water), then tossed with a cheese sauce, bacon and fresh sage. It’s then placed into a baking vessel, where it’s topped with almond meal and … more cheese!
The end result is a soft, comforting mélange of cheesy, creamy and bacon-y goodness. YUM!
Bacon-Sage Cauliflower "Au Gratin"Print Rate
- 1 head large cauliflower stem and leaves removed and cut into small florets
- 1 recipe low carb alfredo sauce (about 2 cups)
- 1 tbsp fresh sage chopped
- 1/4 cup bacon bits
- 1/4 cup almond meal
- 1/4 cup parmesan (reggiano) cheese grated
- Place a large pot full of water on the stove to boil.
- Pre-heat your oven to 425 F.
- If your Alfredo sauce is cold, warm it in a medium sized sauce pan.
- Once your water is boiling, add a healthy amount of salt to the water.
- Add your cauliflower florets to the water and simmer for about 3 minutes.
- Strain the cauliflower, so that all the water is removed.
- Stir the cauliflower into the alfredo sauce. Add the sage and bacon bits, as well.
- Once the cauliflower is evenly coated with the cheese sauce, pour it into a greased baking pan. I used a 9 inch round silicone baking pan, but a 9x13 casserole pan will work, as well. All we're really doing is browning the top. It's all already mostly cooked, at this point.
- Dust the top of the cauliflower with the almond meal and parmesan cheese.
- Bake in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the top is nice and toasty brown.
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