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Crock Pot Buffalo Bacon Cauliflower

Are you looking for a party food or a new and interesting way to add more vegetables to your meals?  This Crock Pot Buffalo Bacon Cauliflower is a super easy vegetable side dish that packs so much flavor into every bite!  We love that it's a low-carb option and works well for meal prepping!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Crock Pot Buffalo Bacon Cauliflower
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 195kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces frozen cauliflower
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 2.5 ounces bacon bits
  • 3 green onions sliced

Instructions

  • Grease a crock pot or use a non-stick liner.
  • Pour half of cauliflower in a 4.5 quart crock pot.  Layer thin strips of half of the cream cheese evenly over cauliflower.
  • Mix together buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, garlic powder, mozzarella cheese and bacon.
  • Spread half of sauce mixture over cauliflower.
  • Repeat by layering remaining cauliflower, cream cheese and sauce.
  • Cook on low 3.5 to 4.5 hours.  Stir one to two times while cooking.
  • Sprinkle green onions on before serving.

Notes

  • I used a 4.5-quart crock pot and made two layers of cauliflower and toppings
  • If using a larger crock pot one layer of cauliflower and topping would work better to prevent the sauces from sticking to the bottom
  • Fresh and frozen cauliflower taste the same in this recipe and frozen cauliflower is typically a good bit cheaper, so I prefer frozen
  • Slice the cream cheese into thin strips to help spread out the flavor as much as possible throughout the dish
  • Precooked and crumbled bacon is very convenient, so it works well for us, a couple strips of bacon could be easily substituted
  • Stir at least once during the cooking time to help blend all of the flavors
  • If using the keep warm setting at a party stir occasionally to prevent the sides from burning
  • Serve with additional dipping sauce, celery and blue cheese if desired

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 795mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1mg