"A lower in carb version of my favorite baked potato salad. Most people when I serve this can't tell right away that this is made with cauliflower. Even my cauliflower hating husband enjoys this salad!"
1Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. When cool, crumble into bacon bits.
2Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil.
3Combine the cauliflower, olive oil, garlic, salt, and black pepper in large bowl. Spread the cauliflower on the foil-lined baking sheet, and roast in the preheated oven until the cauliflower is lightly browned, about 15 to 20 minutes. Cool.
4Place the cooled roasted cauliflower, sour cream, and mayonnaise in a large bowl; stir. Fold in the shredded Cheddar cheese, bacon bits, green onion, chives, pepper sauce, and paprika. Adjust salt and black pepper. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours before serving.
Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.
4 slices bacon
1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite size pieces
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
4 ounces shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese
4 green onions, chopped
1 bunch chopped fresh chives
2 dashes hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)