It's only been a couple of weeks since I originally posted the following recipe, but I feel the need to repeat it. And scream and shout about how good this recipe is. It's amazing. It's awesome. I've made it four times. I haven't been without it for more than a few hours since I first made it.
BAKED CHEESY MASHED FAUXTATOES
1 large head of cauliflower
4 oz. cream cheese
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2-cup sour cream
1/4-cup grated Parmesan
Bacon bits (real ones!)
Chopped green onion, chives or sauteed white onions (to taste)
1 cup grated cheddar
Salt and pepper to taste
Dollop heavy whipping cream (optional)
(Extra butter, cream cheese, sour cream, whipping cream, Parmesan and cheddar cheeses, and bacon will only make this better. Use your own discretion.)
Steam cauliflower until it is soft and mushy. Mash it. Put butter and cream cheese into mixing bowl. Put hot mashed cauliflower in bowl to melt the butter and cream cheese. Put in all other ingredients except for cheddar (and save a little bacon for later), and stir it all up. Put the mixture into an 8" x 8" baking pan. Sprinkle shredded cheddar on top, along with some of the bacon. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
I found this at (of all places) a body building site. But who cares, it's great!