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Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Stuffed Cauliflower

Deliciously crispy on the outside, while smooth, creamy and cheesy on the inside. This is how you can describe this outrageously mouth-watering comfort dish. Before baking it, cover the Cheddar stuffed cauliflower with a hot sauce just to make it more lively.
Deliciously crispy on the outside, while smooth, creamy and cheesy on the inside. This is how you can describe this outrageously mouth-watering comfort dish. Before baking it, cover the Cheddar stuffed cauliflower with a hot sauce just to make it more lively.

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Ingredients

1 cauliflower
water
7 ounces of cheddar, cut into sticks
12 ounces of bacon, sliced
For the sauce:
¼ cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons of paprika powder
salt
pepper
1 cup low moisture mozzarella, for the topping
fresh dill, for garnishing

Ingredients

  • For the sauce:

Steps

1
Done

Add the cauliflower to a water-filled deep pot over high heat and bring it to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes.

2
Done

Place the cooked cauliflower on the work surface and bore deep holes in it using a cylindrical cutter. We made 13 of them. Insert the Cheddar sticks into the holes.

3
Done

Line a medium bowl with the bacon slices. Do that so that they radiate from the bottom center of the bowl upwards to its rim. Place the stuffed cauliflower in the bacon-lined bowl.

4
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For the sauce: Add the heavy cream, garlic powder, and paprika powder to a smaller bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix.

5
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Cover the cauliflower with this sauce using a kitchen brush. Wrap it with the bacon slices.

6
Done

Transfer the wrapped cauliflower on a parchment paper-lined baking tray and bake for 50 minutes at 320⁰F/160⁰C.

7
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Remove from oven and add the mozzarella on top. Bake for 10 minutes at 360⁰F/180⁰C. Serve garnished with fresh dill.

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Nutritional Chart

362 kcal
Calories
17 g
Protein
30 g
Fat
8 g
Carbohydrates

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Andrei Gusty

Well, I love to eat! I guess I always did. Tasty foods, traditional foods, fast-foods, healthy foods and, again, not so healthy ones. You name it.

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Sounded good, but never could get the ingredients to print. What’s up with that? got the directions.

Yeah, we have some issues with a bug. Our programmers are still trying to get the hang of it.

We loved this and I will make again. A couple of things I found was that boiling for 10 mins was too long, it almost fell completely apart getting out of pot. Also had to cook at higher temp and I did trim bacon at the top.

I plan on making this for sure. I’m strict Keto. I was wondering if you could tell me approximately how many slices of bacon you used so that I may create a nutritional chart? Thank you.

I tried this myself and it tasted really good but the bacon was only crispy at the top. The bottom was cooked but chewy. Any hints for crispy overall. The only difference from the original recipe was cheddar instead of mozzarella. I did give it an extra 15 mins at 400 to try and crisp up the bacon.

Yes, the bottom part of the bacon wrap, overrun by that melting cheese, cannot be as crispy as the upper part which gets total exposure to the heat. If you’re really looking for a crispy lower part, you can try to grill the whole thing a little just before getting it to the oven. Try that.

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