Cheesy Cauliflower Dip with Bacon

45 min.
32 Servings
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You don’t even need a party for this cheesy cauliflower bacon dip. Just pull it out of the oven, add some crackers and get ready for a deliciously good time!


  • 4 cups small cauliflower florets (about half a large head)
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 slices Oscar Mayer Bacon
  • ½ cup yellow onions, finely chopped
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • ¾ cup Kraft mayonnaise with olive oil
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Kraft shredded Italian 5 cheese blend, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. green onions, sliced


  Prep Time: 15 min. • Cook Time: 30 min.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Use pulsing action of food processor to process cauliflower until chopped to pea-size pieces. Place in microwavable bowl and add water.

Microwave on high for 3 minutes; stir. If necessary, microwave another 2 minutes to make sure any larger pieces are crisp-tender. Drain.

Cook bacon in medium cast-iron skillet on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet and drain on paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon of drippings in pan.

Add onions; cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Add cream cheese and hot sauce; cook and stir 2-3 minutes until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended. Stir in mayonnaise, cauliflower and 1½ cups of shredded cheese. Smooth dip surface.

Crumble bacon over dip and top with remaining shredded cheese.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until dip is heated through and top is golden brown; sprinkle with green onions.

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