Baked Cauliflower Dip Recipe

Baked Cauliflower Dip
Heather Christo

Ingredients

  •   Salt, to taste
  • head cauliflower, cut into small pieces
  • cloves garlic, peeled
  • ounces cream cheese
  • ounces Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 ounces  goat cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon  cayenne
  •   Cut vegetables and crackers, for serving

This particular dip is a hot, baked cauliflower dip. It is inspired by a classic hot artichoke dip, but slightly healthier and without my nemesis (mayo). The boiled cauliflower has a creamy texture all on its own, but the addition of cream cheese, Monterey jack, and a bit of goat cheese makes for an incredibly flavorful, smooth, and rich dip. Does the fiber count make it healthy?!

It’s great with fresh cut veggies or crackers, and blessedly can be made the day beforehand and baked until hot and bubbly right before serving. However, if you have to bake and serve later, don’t worry, it also tastes great at room temperature.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Bring a salted pot of water to boil over high heat. Boil the cauliflower until just fork tender, about 2-3 minutes. Drain the cauliflower. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cauliflower and the garlic. Add the cream cheese and pulse until combined.

Add the Monterey jack cheese and pulse until fairly smooth. Add the goat cheese and pulse until very smooth. Add the cayenne and season with salt, to taste. Pour the dip into a baking dish.

Transfer to the oven (if your baking dish doesn’t have handles, I recommend putting the dish on a baking sheet) and bake until hot and bubbly and a bit golden on top, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven. Serve the hot dip with veggies and crackers for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

208 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

10%

Servings:

10
  • Fat 17g 26%
  • Carbs 6g 2%
  • Saturated 10g 49%
  • Fiber 2g 7%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Monounsaturated 4g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 10g 19%
  • Cholesterol 51mg 17%
  • Sodium 283mg 12%
  • Calcium 203mg 20%
  • Magnesium 22mg 6%
  • Potassium 306mg 9%
  • Iron 1mg 3%
  • Zinc 1mg 8%
  • Phosphorus 185mg 26%
  • Vitamin A 161µg 18%
  • Vitamin C 41mg 68%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 4%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 12%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 10%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 57µg 14%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 4%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin K 15µg 18%
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