Cheesy Cauliflower Dip with Bacon

Serves
32
Ready in
1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (about 1/2 large head) small cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onions
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 3/4 cup KRAFT Mayo with Olive Oil Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Italian Five Cheese Blend, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. sliced green onions

Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Ready in
1 hour
  1. HEAT oven to 350ºF.
  2. USE pulsing action of food processor to process cauliflower until chopped to pea-size pieces. (Some recognizable small florets may still remain.) Place in large microwaveable bowl; stir in water.
  3. MICROWAVE on HIGH 3 min.; stir. If necessary, continue microwaving 2 min. or until any larger cauliflower pieces are crisp-tender. Drain cauliflower.
  4. COOK bacon in medium cast-iron skillet on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 Tbsp. drippings from skillet.
  5. ADD yellow onions to reserved drippings; cook 3 to 4 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Add cream cheese and hot sauce; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended. Stir in cauliflower, mayo and 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese; smooth top.
  6. CRUMBLE bacon; sprinkle over dip. Top with remaining shredded cheese.
  7. BAKE 25 to 30 min. or until dip is heated through and top is golden brown. Sprinkle with green onions.
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