No, seriously. This dish is so tasty.
The experimentation started Friday night with a dish my mom found on Pinterest, twice baked cauliflower. She made it and it was quite yummy, but we both thought that with a few more tweaks it could be even more amazing. So here's what I came up with this past Sunday night.
Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
1 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
1/2 block reduced fat cream cheese
1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
Salt and pepper
Spray an 8x8 glass dish with non-stick cooking spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large pot, boil cauliflower florets until they slip easily off the tines of your fork. Drain off water. Add in the cream cheese and mash together with a potato masher. Once combined well, add 3/4 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese to the mixture and stir together. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour into glass baking dish and top with remaining 3/4 cup shredded cheese. Sprinkle paprika on top and bake until the cheese on top is golden and bubbly.
I served it alongside a pot roast. It was a great substitution for mashed potatoes and we both went back for seconds!