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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 164.6
  • Total Fat: 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 49.3 mg
  • Sodium: 442.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 10.8 g

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Cyn's Mock Potato Casserole

Submitted by: NADALIA
Cyn's Mock Potato Casserole

Introduction

You'll never believe that this creamy, rich dish doesn't have any potatoes! It's also high in protein for a side with 10 grams per serving! You'll never believe that this creamy, rich dish doesn't have any potatoes! It's also high in protein for a side with 10 grams per serving!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    16 oz bag frozen cauliflower
    2 T light butter with canola oil (like Land O Lakes brand spreadable)
    4 oz cream cheese, softened
    1 lb turkey bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
    8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
    2 T chopped green onions
    2 T Water

Directions

Serves 8

Microwave cauliflower with 2 T water for 10-15 minutes until VERY soft, drain, then mash with potato masher.

Blend in butter and cream cheese.

Add the shredded cheese (reserving about 1/2 cup) and remaining ingredients, and stir together.

Put in a casserole dish and top with remaining shredded cheese.

Bake 350 for 20 minutes, until brown and bubbly.






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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    We really enjoyed this! It did taste like cauliflower though... which is fine b/c we like cauliflower! I don't agree with the description that says you'll never believe it doesn't have potatoes... definitely no potatoes, but still VERY VERY yummy! Will definitely make it again and again! - 8/24/09

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  • 13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I make mashed cauliflower all the time, but this was way better! I substituted diced ham for the bacon and served it as a main dish, and my family loved it! - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Instead of using frozen cauliflower, I used a head of fresh cauliflower, cut it up into pieces, boiled it, and mashed it. I also used the Morningstar faux bacon. The casserole was delicious. My husband also really enjoyed it! It reheats well too! - 8/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I subbed out the turkey bacon for Morningstar faux bacon (to make it vegetarian) and subbed the cream cheese for FF sour cream and it tasted like sour cream and onion potato chips! I would sooooo make this again! A huge hit at our Thanksgiving table! - 11/22/07

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This was the first time I had cauliflower and it was V ERY GOOD. I have a passion for potatoes, so I could tell the difference between this and potatoes. That's OK. Cauliflower is MUCH better for me. I had to substitute alot because I didn't have everything. I wasn't prepared. Still, GREAT - 1/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This dish fooled a few at my Christmas dinner - some who say they do not like cauliflower. I make this dish often because it tastes fabulous - just like a twiced-baked potato. I only use 3 slices of the turkey bacon, not the whole pound. I recommend this to everyone - give it a try. - 1/25/11

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I couldn't stop eating it. My husband is NOT a fan of cauliflower, so I wondered how he would feel about it. He loved it. My kids didn't even know that it wasn't potatoes. This will be a regular side in our house. - 6/14/12

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  • Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My brother didn't like it, my boyfriend thought it was really good, my mom and i thought it was ok... - 3/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I also used sour cream and made it vegetarian by using morningstar faux bacon. My whole family loved it! - 1/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is pretty high calorie for the amount you get, but with that said I have to tell you it is simply DELICIOUS!!! I don't mind the extra calories for one day to indulge in this dish. I didn't taste the cauliflower AT ALL! I had my kid try it (she doesn't like cauliflower) and she loved it!! - 3/16/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    No, it's not quite like potatoes, but it is cheesy, yummy, wonderfulnss! I highly recommend it! - 1/10/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is one of our favorite recipe's. We started making it about a year ago when we were following a low carb diet. It is on our Thanksgiving menu this year. Love it! - 11/22/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I definitely enjoyed this! However I substituted green onion with a white onion. I'll definately won't do that again... it was too much! - 5/28/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make. Enjoyed it very much. - 4/16/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was very tasty & easy to make. I made it for a Thanksgiving Potluck & everyone Loved it! - 11/19/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good. A big weakness of mine is potatoes, this will for sure make up for that! (although, you can totally tell it's cauliflower, my boys weren't so sure about it, but they did eat it) Good sub for me while they eat their potatoes, nice and easy to get some frozen cauliflower and it my way! - 2/20/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! My husband and daughter and I all liked it! - 2/7/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My only issue was to stop eating it!!! - 1/30/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really tasty! We made this at Thanksgiving this year and everyone loved it! I highly recommend using less bacon, though - I didn't even have a whole pound, and it was too much. Delicious, though! - 11/27/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was a really good recipe! I made it how the recipe appears. Next time I am going to only use a half a lb of the turkey bacon. I also think it may be even better with ham diced up in it like another post recommended. I did use reduced fat cheddar. - 11/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I hoped that when I made this my husband would have an open mind and try it. Incredibly, he not only tried it but asked me to make again this week and he's always disliked cauliflower. I too used a fresh cauliflower instead of frozen and I've used the reduced fat cheddar and light cream cheese. - 11/11/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe! My whole family loves this, I use ham instead of bacon, and also use this as a main dish...Definitely worth checking out! - 11/9/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe! Used it as a "hash brown" casserole adding some eggs along with some other seasonings. It has the same consistency of hash browns if you don't mash them too much. Wonderful! - 2/13/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    SO good! - 2/7/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a great idea, think about substituting plain greek yogurt in place of the cream cheese. - 1/19/13

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  • My husband liked this dish, but hates when you call it "faux potatoes", just say it's creamed cauliflower and admit it!! It didn't serve 8, by the way, served 5. But it does taste good. If you are doing a lower fat plan, don't get near this, just steam your cauliflower and sprinkle some cheese. - 11/30/14

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  • OMG - I made it for T-day pot luck at work. They (& I) LOVED it. Made a double batch with one package of turkey bacon (& that was a lot of bacon). The guys all called it "twice baked potatoes". No left overs! - 11/27/14

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  • Our Thanksgiving dinner. DH and I love cauliflower. I had bought a head and cooked it in the microwave. I saw this recipe and our 11 year old GD helped me make it. Some fell out of the bowl she loves cheese so she tried it. We all ate it today and there were raves about it. Thanks it is a keeper. - 11/26/14

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  • I made this tonight, but didn't mash the cauliflower. I preferred to leave off the bacon, but the sauce was creamy and delicious, even w/o the bacon. Another way to get more veggies in my eating plan. - 11/25/14

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  • THIS IS REALLY GOOD, BUT I LEAVE THE CREAM CHEESE OUT OF IT! - 11/25/14

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  • There's absolutely NO reason to add 2 T water just to microwave frozen cauliflower to make this dish. Frozen vegetables have more than enough water for microwave cooking. Fresh cauliflower is 75% water -- plenty of water content to microwave/cook the cauliflower. - 11/25/14

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  • Delicious recipe! The family loved it and I will definitely make it again. I used imitation bacon bits because my daughter is a pescatarian. - 9/18/14

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  • LOVE this! Made exactly as written and everyone, including my picky eaters, loved it. My husband liked it so much he took some to the neighbors to try, who liked it as well! - 8/19/14

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  • Not like potatoes, but it comes close. Well worth the trade off on the carb side. I did cut the cheese to only 4 oz. and used half a pound of the bacon. Yummy stuff. - 6/27/14

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  • We love this. I add a bit of onion salt and it's just delicious. Don't over-mash, or the texture will get wonky and gross. I just break up the pieces a little bit. We like it chunky. SUPER GOOD! - 1/18/14

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  • This was really good. Will definitely be making it again. - 1/8/14

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  • This was a hit! My 9-year-old niece couldn't get enough! I only added about 1/3 lb. of bacon however, and accidentally added chives I had out for another recipe instead of the green onions, but they worked great. - 12/2/13

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  • It's okay. I think all the extra stuff really didn't contribute much to the taste. You would be better off using lower fat choices (not cream cheese) and well chosen spices and have more flavor. - 11/15/13

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  • This was easy to make and yet good for you. My husband really loved it. I will make it again. - 10/20/13

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  • Calories are off by at least 57 calories per serving. Recipe calls for 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese, but per serving breakdown only accounts for 4 oz. (Also changes fat, cholesterol, sodium and protein counts). Still a great tasting recipe. I've made it with low sodium, low fat ham. - 10/17/13

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  • My son loved this! Heading to the store to get more ingredients to make more! - 9/4/13

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  • Good! I omitted the butter and reduced the cheese to reduce the calories. - 8/9/13

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  • This is absolutely delicious! I have made this several times and my boyfriend loved it. - 7/18/13

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  • My husband and I really enjoyed this. We halved the recipe and made just enough for dinner tonight. We also used fresh cauliflower and boiled it on the stovetop - other than this, we made it as stated. This was so good that it actually didn't need the bacon at all. Great recipe! - 6/29/13

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  • Unbelieveable, tastes just like a stuffed baked potato. So good. - 6/23/13

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  • this is very good! - 5/16/13

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  • This recipe does sound good, however, I think I'm correct in saying that adding 8 ounces of cheddar cheese will make the calorie count much higher than noted for one serving. - 5/9/13

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  • a very sneaky way of getting more veggies into my family's meals. - 5/8/13

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  • So good! Even got my husband to eat his vegetables. We used Bacos instead and more onion and less cheese. - 4/18/13

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  • I made this over the weekend and just finished the last serving. it was so good that I had it for breakfast. thanks for sharing - 4/10/13

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  • We really liked it, and my leftovers made converts out of some friends the next day, who asked for the recipe. My only critique is the same as most recipes through SP, the portion sizes are unrealistically small for my family. I doubled everything and still only got 7 servings, but that's my issue. - 9/24/12

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  • I sutstitute cauliflower for rice, too. It makes an excellent "spanish rice" and takes only about 20 minutes start to finish. This dish is definitely a contender for low carb yummy!
    - 9/19/12

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  • My kids didn't like to much but my husband (the one I am cooking healthy for) and I really enjoyed this dish. I didn't have bacon on hand except the REAL Bacon bits so I used that instead. I think I would like to add some chicken to it next time. - 9/17/12

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  • I used Oscar Meyer Turkey bacon bits rather than cook a whole pound of bacon. Couple of palm fulls of that did us just fine! I also had some fonduta cheese left from another recipe so I added about 1/4 cup of that. - 9/6/12

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  • I'm not much of an onion person we only added 1 Tbsp instead of 2. Still taste great without the crazy onion flavor/smell. - 9/2/12

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  • Given the calories and fat, I prefer just plain mashed cauliflower - 6/27/12

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  • I hate changing recipes, but I didn't have cream cheese or turkey bacon. I subbed 4T sour cream, 2T eggbeaters, and 4 slices bacon, chopped. I also used a leek instead of green onions. My non-cauliflower eating husband and daughter each ate two servings. Thank you SO much for this low carb sub! - 6/12/12

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  • excellent!! absolutely delicious and full of flavor! - 5/29/12

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  • Easy and delicious! What more could you ask for? - 5/27/12

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  • Super easy to prep and very tasty
    - 5/20/12

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  • This is SO GOOD!!!! I love the fact that it has bacon in it :) I substituted a couple fresh jalepenos for the green onions becaues my husband doesn't like onions. it added a nice flavor to it, but wasn't spicy. - 5/8/12

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  • sounds yummy will try for sure!!
    - 5/4/12

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  • I made this and my whole family loved it. We're having it Easter Sunday in place of the Party Potatoes I usually make. - 4/4/12

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  • This is a great substitute for potatoes. - 3/27/12

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  • Not as good as description. Could tell it wasn't potatoes! But good anyway. - 3/23/12

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  • I make this once a week. That's how good and how much my
    daughter & I like this. I divide into muffin pan for individual
    servings. Great to take in lunch. - 3/16/12

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  • everything I love. Marvellous! - 3/7/12

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  • This was great! It taste so much like real potatoes! Took it to a Ladies Church group and they all took some home to share with family. I had none to bring back home with me! This is a favorite! - 2/16/12

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  • good - 2/13/12

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  • My VERY picky husband loved this dish, it was delicious and satisfying! I cut the creamed cheese in 1/2 and subbed in sour cream, it came out great. Very easy dish to make ahead of time and then pop into the oven. - 1/29/12

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  • This is RIDICULOUSLY good!!! Only thing that sucks is that it is pretty high in calorie for the serving size. BUT... totally worth it! - 1/28/12

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  • This dish was awesome! Fixed it tonight for dinner and my husband loved it as well. I used a jar of Hormel's 50 % less sodium bacon bits in place of the turkey bacon. It worked very well as a substitute. Will fix this on a regular basis!! - 1/25/12

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  • The only thing I did different was substitute the bacon for ham. I've never had mashed cauliflower so this was new to me. Definitely a keeper! - 1/21/12

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  • Great alternative - 1/18/12

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  • I liked this recipe, but I think it has far too much bacon. I made it with 12 oz, and think it would be better with maybe 6 oz. - 1/1/12

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  • very good - I used yogurt butter and light cream cheese - 12/9/11

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  • Yum! used steamed cauliflower, lite cream cheese, 3/4 lb. oscar mayer bacon, extra sharp cheddar, and extra green onions. - 12/3/11

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  • Yummy, yes, Try it!!! minor substitutions. 3 strips of real bacon instead of turkey bacon. 8 oz. of Neufchatel instead of cream cheese. no butter.
    OMG! glad I did it.
    - 10/18/11

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  • What is a serving size??
    - 10/16/11

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  • Can't believe how good this is and how much my whole family liked it. Will definitely make again. - 9/16/11

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  • So very tasty! It really did taste like potatoes and I LOVE potatoes! It was a big hit at dinner and people actually wanted to take home leftovers. This would be a great holiday dish as well. - 7/21/11

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  • oh lord yes. i have never voluntarily put a cauliflower ANYTHING in my mouth before and i practically licked the plate! Good stuff! - 7/9/11

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  • OMG this was delish! I made this to accompany a meatloaf and by husband who HATES cauliflower even liked it. Only used 5 strips of turkey bacon and didn't have any green onion so I used about .25 cup chopped white onion. Lots of cheesy flavor, only slightly different texture from has brown casserol - 6/27/11

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  • I have 2 children under the age of 5 and they can be picky eaters. I told them that these were mashed potatoes and they loved them! It was so easy to make, I will definitely be making this again! - 6/14/11

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  • I made this last night for supper and it turned out great. - 6/6/11

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  • Excellent! - 6/2/11

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  • GREAT! It did however taste like cauliflower but it was still very good! If you like cauliflower try this, it dresses it up a bit! My 2 yr old LOVED it! I will definitely make it again!
    I used to heads of fresh cauliflower instead of frozen. - 5/18/11

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  • Made this for Easter and we really liked it. Next time I make it, I'll be using more cauliflower and less bacon and cheese. I only used about 1/4 lb of bacon today and it could easily be cut down yet. Even my BIL who is picky liked this! - 4/24/11

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  • WOW....enough said :o) - 4/7/11

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  • I just made this tonight. It doesn't taste exactly like potatoes, but it is delicious! 2/3 family members loved it, and all ate it. :) - 3/28/11

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  • Way too cheesy for me. Other than that, it was great. I will probably make it again with less cheddar next time. - 1/29/11

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  • Great recipe. I used fat-free cream cheese and only 2/3 of the recommended bacon. When I make it again I'll use half the cheese and half the bacon. - 1/28/11

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  • Was surprised at how creamy it was. I adding some chicken and Italian seasonings. Was a great "comfort food" casserole. - 1/27/11

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  • Yummy absolutly loved this one! The whole family did too. - 1/13/11

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  • I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it!! Even my picky son ate it!! Thanks. - 11/28/10

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  • AMAZING! I hate cauliflower but decided to give this a try since it got such good ratings. It's delicious. I couldn't believe how much it tasted like potatoes. - 11/18/10

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  • This is just fantastic!!!!!! Have made it 4 times already and it is a huge hit with the family. How can I get the cauliflower softer? I haven't been able to get it creamy enough. - 11/15/10

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  • This was really good, made it for Thanksgiving dinner and everyone who tried it liked it. I've already been asked to bring it to Christmas dinner at my brothers! - 10/11/10

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  • This turned out really yummy! My kids even gobbled it up (my two year old wanted more before she had even eaten anything else on her plate). I didn't add as much turkey bacon as called for - just 3/4 of package... - 8/3/10

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  • This dish was A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! I used fat free cream cheese and 2%milk shredded sharp cheddar & I only had 8 slices turkey bacon leftover in fridge so thats all i used, then I sprinkled 2 TBSP real bacon bits on the top. Incredible!! (only 118cal/svg made this way) not including bacon bits though. - 6/8/10

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