4 twelve ounce bags of fresh cauliflower florets
6 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. white or black pepper
1 cup of sour cream
3 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
9 slices of crisp cooked bacon chopped
Bake bacon in oven for 14 minutes at 400 degrees. Set aside.
Boil cauliflower in salted water until very soft.
Drain, squeezing out excess moisture in a colander with a potato masher. (This is a critical step.)
Combine the cauliflower, butter, salt, pepper, sour cream and cheddar cheese (not the bacon) in a food processor.
Process until smooth.
Fold in the bacon.
Bake uncovered in a 9 X 13 inch metal pan at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.
For parties, this recipe can be prepared unbaked the day before, covered in a bowl, and refrigerated. Bake the next day uncovered in a 9 X 13 inch metal pan at 400 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.