Who doesn’t love some comfort food once in a while? This savory, creamy, and flavorful dish totally hits the spot. And, for you bacon lovers out there, I’ve got you covered! Mmm. Easy and under 30 minutes, this recipe is the perfect compliment to any weeknight meal.
Easy Recipe: Loaded Cauliflower Mash
grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • egg-free • nightshade-free• sugar-free • 21DSD
PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 20-25 Min
YIELD: 3-4 servings
NUTRITION INFO: see below
- 2 large heads of cauliflower
- 5 slices bacon, chopped
- ½ large red onion, minced
- 5 crimini mushrooms, chopped
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons butter, bacon fat, or coconut oil
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley or cilantro
Remove the outer leaves of the cauliflower then chop it into 2- to 3-inch pieces. Set up a pot with 2 inches of water and a steamer basket and bring the water to a boil, covered, over high heat. Steam the cauliflower until it is fork-tender.
While the cauliflower is steaming, warm a large sauté pan or skillet over medium heat and cook the bacon for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the fat has rendered off and the meat becomes crispy.
Once the bacon is cooked, scoop out the bacon pieces with a slotted spoon and place into a medium size bowl covered with paper towels. Remove a ¼ of the bacon pieces in a separate small bowl for garnish.
Place the minced red onions on the same pan with the bacon fat and stir and cook until translucent. When it is mostly translucent, add the mushrooms and cook until they begin to soften. Once everything is softened/fork-tender, place the mixture in the same bowl as the bacon. Stir to fully mix.
Drain your cauliflower in a large colander. Place the softened cauliflower pieces, chicken broth, butter, and spices in a food processor or blender and process until creamy, about 5 minutes, scraping down the sides often.
Pour in the bacon pieces, onions, and mushrooms and stir using a wooden spoon until fully mixed. Serve cauliflower mash in a large bowl and garnish with reserved bacon pieces and fresh minced herbs.
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