Loaded Cauliflower Bake – 2 SmartPoints

Loaded Cauliflower Bake – 2 SmartPoints

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices center cut bacon
  • 6 cups (about 24 oz) cauliflower florets
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/3 cup 1% buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon whipped butter
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced fat shredded cheddar

Directions:

Cook the bacon in a skillet until crisp; set aside on a paper towel then crumble.

Fill a large pot with water, bring to a boil and add cauliflower and garlic. Boil until the cauliflower is soft, about 15-20 minutes. Drain, and return to the pot.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Add the buttermilk, butter, salt and pepper to the cauliflower and purée with a hand blender. If you don’t own a hand blender, a regular blender would work fine as well. Mix in 1 tbsp of the chives
and transfer to 4 individual casseroles (3/4 cups each) or one 8 x 8 casserole dish and top with cheddar and crumbled bacon. Bake in the oven until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes then top with remaining chives.

Servings: 4 ; Size: 3/4 cup ; Points+: 3 ptsplus ; Smart Points: 2
Calories: 112 ; Fat: 5.5 g ; Carb: 10 g ; Fiber: 4 g ; Protein: 1.5 g ; Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 107 g (without the salt)