Loaded Cauliflower Casserole with Cheese and Bacon | KETO
Loaded cauliflower casserole is a side dish recipe that makes you feel like eating your veggies is a treat. Low Carb, Keto Friendly, this casserole is 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.
You need to first steam your fresh cauliflower head. 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.
If you prefer to use cauliflower rice, you need approximately 6 cups of steamed cauliflower rice.
Set aside 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese and then add remaining cheddar cheese, sour cream, ranch seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder and 3 tablespoons of bacon bits to the cauliflower and mix well. If you are adding whole whipping cream as the optional ingredient, add at this stage.
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 white hot and melty.
CAULIFLOWER Note: You can skip the whole steaming fresh cauliflower heads by purchasing Cauliflower Rice.
1 bag is typically 3 cups, so you need 2 bags of cauliflower rice ( 6 cups total) and then proceed at the mashing part once steamed.
Additionally, we went back and tested adding 1/4th cup whole whipping cream to the recipe and like the creamy texture option. If you have any in your house, add that in at the sour cream stage!