There's nothing about this that you can disagree with. It was an awesome flavor and also really interesting. I love that a lot of the cooking takes place in the microwave, but it does take a decent amount of time to prepare, in my opinion. Then again, I just like making marinades and grilling things.
Jalapeno Popper Cauliflower Casserole
from I Breathe... I'm Hungry
1 head of cauliflower
2 tbsp heavy cream
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tbsp raw jalapenos, chopped
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
Cream cheese layer:
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup salsa verde
3/4 cup colby jack cheese, shredded
1/4 cup raw jalapenos, sliced and seeded
For the puree: Clean and trim the cauliflower, breaking 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 in cream and butter. Microwave another 6-8 minutes on high. Remove from the microwave and put into a blender or food processor along with the cheddar, jalapenos and garlic powder. Puree until smooth. Season generously with salt and pepper.
For the cream cheese layer: Put the cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds to soften. Add the shredded cheddar and salsa verde, mixing thoroughly. It should be very soft and spreadable.
To assemble to casserole: In an 8x8" baking dish, spread out the cauliflower puree across the bottom of the dish. Spread the warm cream cheese mix on top of the puree. Top with a layer of shredded colby jack cheese and the sliced jalapenos. Bake at 375F for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted.