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Bacon Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

Bacon Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Casserole

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"This twist on cauliflower casserole combines the traditional green bean casserole-style dish with a tastier, spicier flavor. Fresh cauliflower, bacon, and Italian ingredients make this casserole just delicious. This casserole really celebrates the cauliflower therefore should not be soupy and doesn't overdo the flavorings and cheese."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Pour water in a large bowl; add cauliflower florets. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap.
  3. Cook cauliflower in microwave oven on High for 4 minutes. Pour excess water from bowl. Transfer cauliflower to a 12x9-inch baking dish; add mozzarella cheese, bacon, garlic, paprika, pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes. Gently stir cauliflower mixture to season evenly. Pour cream of mushrooms soup over the cauliflower mixture; stir to coat. Spread French-fried onions over the mixture and top with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until browned, about 45 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before serving.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Don't worry about the top burning it will look dark but won't burn if your oven temperature is correct. If you really think the top is getting too done, cover it loosely with aluminum foil but remove the foil the last 15 minutes so the top can get crispy.

Reviews More Reviews

Feb 24, 2015

If I could find more recipes like this I could become a vegetarian! I made my own mushroom soup, which was really good on its own so I have to think it is better than canned. The flavors worked perfectly together. I chose to omit the French fried onions and instead mixed the bacon with breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan, then topped the whole thing with more Parmesan half way through baking. I thought about leaving out the red pepper flakes but I am so glad I didn't. There isn't enough to make the dish hot, just enough to make your taste buds pay attention. Thanks, 2bMary!

Apr 03, 2015

Made this recipe for my family with pork chops & stuffed mushrooms. Turned out great! Everybody loved it. Will deff make this again. The French fried onions are my favourite! ??????


4 Ratings

Mar 27, 2015

I thought the flavors were great but was challenged by the ratio of cauliflower-to-sauce ingredients. I will definitely make this again. I love cauliflower but seldom have because even a single head of cauliflower is way too much cauliflower for one person! With this recipe, I think I can freeze the additional servings. Thanks!

Oct 19, 2014

I forgot to pick up bacon, but still wanted to make this recipe so here's what I did: Instead of steaming the cauliflower, I cooked it a la Roasted Garlic Cauliflower; then I made Homemade Cream of Mushroom soup and used about two cups of it in this. I skipped the French Fried onions and used Panko and grated Parmesan. Really good! I can't wait to make this with bacon next time, but I will probably still use homemade cream of mushroom soup for the flavor and reduced sodium.


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  • Calories
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 5.4 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 11.1 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 697 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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