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Foodie Friday: Pizza Cauliflower Casserole

It’s back! Foodie Friday is back!

For no other reason than I’ve been flat out busy, Foodie Friday has been gone for about a month, but I’ve been trying new Pinterest recipes each day this week, and with beautiful sunshiney weather, I had great light for my pictures!

I found this recipe and pinned it in my secret board of recipes I am going to try “soon”. Here’s how you can make it (I used I breathe I’m hungry’s recipe exactly)

    For the Puree
  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 8 slices pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Casserole
  • 12 slices pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions
Cut stems off cauliflower, breaking it into medium sized pieces.
Place in a microwave safe bowl with 2 Tbsp of cream and 1 Tbsp of butter.
Microwave, uncovered, on high for 10 minutes. Stir to coat cauliflower with cream/butter mixture. Microwave for another six minutes on high (or until tender.)
Remove from the microwave and put into a high speed blender or food processor along with the 8 slices of pepperoni and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese.
Puree until smooth.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
You can adjust the cream and butter to your preference for consistency. 

For the Casserole
Spread the cauliflower puree into an 8 x 8 oven proof casserole dish.
Cover with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, and layer with pepperoni.
Bake at 375 degrees (F) for about 20 minutes. Alternatively you could microwave this for 5 minutes.
Serve hot.

Here is my two cents on this recipe: I thought it tasted delicious! I’m not sure why I was thinking it was enough to eat as the main dish, but it’s not. It makes a pretty small amount. The head of cauliflower I got was probably more on the side of small, rather than medium, but even if it were medium, it still doesn’t make a lot. So I ended up making french dips also and it was great as a side.

After we ate it I asked everyone what the verdict was and Zachary (11) said I should never make it again. Tyler didn’t really like it, Summer wouldn’t eat it and Travis said it needed onion. But like I said, I thought it was really good and after dinner I finished it off. If you like cauliflower even a little, you’ll like it!

Give it a try!

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