Riced cauliflower, loaded with cheese and bacon, is the perfect creamy keto side dish.
Made from steamed rice cauliflower, this is a super quick and super delicious, low carb friendly side dish that keeps you on your KETO diet. And good news – no matter whether you are or are not on a Keto diet, cauliflower riced “potatoes” are the perfect replacement for mashed potatoes, pasta, or regular white rice to really mix up and flavor a meal.
Creamy Riced Cauliflower
This loaded cauliflower rice is just SO good! I also have a fantastic recipe for loaded cauliflower casserole, which is similar in ingredients, but continues to twice bake in the oven and has an amazing top cheesy layer and I also have a recipe for creamy keto cauliflower mashed potatoes, which also concludes in the oven. No matter the method, the fact remains true that cauliflower had a major glow up!
This recipe is a QUICK 10 minute side dish.
- 6 cups steamed cauliflower (riced)
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 2 tsp ranch seasoning
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/4th cup whole cream
- 4 tablespoons real bacon bits
Cooking with Cauliflower
For the longest time, I would buy an entire head of cauliflower, cull it down, steam it and then mashed it up. Thankfully cauliflower has gained some major market share at the grocery stores, which cuts those steps down. All you need to do is buy cauliflower already riced, steam it (takes about 3 minutes in the bag) and measure out 6 cups. Most bags of riced cauliflower are 3 cups, so you typically need 2 bags. I find mine in the FRESH PRODUCE department, usually on the wall by fresh bagged green beans.
Can you buy riced cauliflower frozen? You can! There is riced cauliflower in the frozen department, just steam before proceeding to step by step recipe.
Riced Cauliflower Loaded with Cheese and Bacon
First measure and steam your cauliflower rice to 6 cups.
Once steamed, dump your cauliflower in a bowl.
Add 2 cups of shredded cheese, 2 tsp of ranch seasoning, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 cup of full fat sour cream and 1/4th cup whole cream.
Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 418Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 463mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 15g