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Loaded Cauliflower Casserole (Low Carb, KETO Side Dish)

Grab this Loaded Cauliflower Casserole Recipe with bacon and cheese for a “skip the baked potato recipe” that will make you want more. And because its low carb and Keto friendly, you can keep this side dish on the menu no matter who is coming to dinner tonight!

loaded cauliflower casserole

People say you can trick your kids into thinking mashed cauliflower is the same as mashed potatoes. I am here to tell you…never in the history of the world have my kids been fooled by cauliflower. And truthfully, why trick them?

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole is freaking delicious and kids have crappy palettes, so try not to be too disappointed if they push this aside and ask for french fries.

I say, if you are feeling extra feisty, also serve up this broccoli cheese casserole and really make them made at you. Cause…green things.

For us seasoned adults, you will release in this healthy loaded cauliflower casserole that makes you feel like eating your veggies is a treat. Smother in cheese, top with bacon and sour cream, and you will have a piled up plate of goodness that makes you want to eat your veggies.

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

This loaded cauliflower recipe is so good and its pretty easy. Honestly, the hardest part is steaming up your cauliflower. I have a machine that does it on top of my rice but obviously that doesn’t really do me much good if I am not making rice…you can do it the old fashioned way on the stove by buying a steamer here.

Ingredients:

Note: You can also use frozen, cooked cauliflower.  You’d have to thaw it and then mash.

loaded cauliflower

 

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Preheat oven to 350!

Break apart the head of the cauliflower and discard the green leaves.

Steam cauliflower until a fork can easily be stuck into the vegetable.

Mash cauliflower in a large mixing bowl.

Season with salt and pepper.

cauliflower casserole

Set aside 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese.

Add remaining cheddar cheese, sour cream, ranch seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder and 3 tablespoons of bacon bits to the cauliflower and mix well.

Keto Friendly Side Dish

 

low carb casserole

Transfer cauliflower into a small baking dish and heat for 35 minutes until hot.

Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and 1 tablespoon bacon bits. You can even top with this cheese sauce!

Serve.

 

keto friendly recipe

Try not to feel guilty about killing your cauliflower.

low carb cauliflower casserole

 

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5 from 2 votes
Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
Prep Time
6 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
41 mins
 

Healthy loaded cauliflower casserole that makes you feel like eating your veggies is a treat. Smothered in cheese, topped with bacon and sour cream, you have a piled up plate of goodness that makes you want to eat your veggies...twice.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, cauliflower, side dish
Servings: 6 people
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons dry ranch seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons real bacon bits divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Break apart the head of the cauliflower and discard the green leaves. Steam cauliflower until a fork can easily be stuck into the vegetable. Mash cauliflower in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Set aside 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese.
  4. Add remaining cheddar cheese, sour cream, ranch seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder and 3 tablespoons of bacon bits to the cauliflower and mix well.
  5. Transfer cauliflower into a small baking dish and heat for 35 minutes until hot. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and 1 tablespoon bacon bits. Serve.

 

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