Loaded Cauliflower Bake
This loaded cauliflower bake is full of cheese, bacon, and cauliflower for a low carb side dish that the whole family enjoys.
I kind of hate you.
First of all, the temperature is just ridiculous. I don’t know who authorized below zero temperatures, but I insist that we rethink all that. I mean, nose hairs should not freeze. That should not be a thing that happens to human beings.
Then there is the snow. Like, calm down, buddy. It was pretty the first time, but can we just take a step back and maybe chill out with the frozen stuff all over the place?
But worst of all? Diets.
Who decided to make December the month of Eat.All.The.Things. and January the month of Eat.All.The.Salad?
I’m sorry, but that’s a tough transition. I don’t handle change easily and this is probably the worst change ever.
Cookie, cookie, cookie, lettuce leaf. <—- Who thought that was a good idea? And where are the tacos in this equation? I can’t live life without tacos.
Anyway, it’s diet season. I’m not happy about it, but I’m doing my best to make it not miserable.
Low carb is the way to go for me. I mean, you still get to eat cheese. Sure, you miss the french fries and the sugar, but there is cheese. And bacon! Totally doable, if you ask me.
My kids love loaded mashed potatoes, so I decided to make a loaded cauliflower bake with dinner the other night. They’re generally pretty okay with cauliflower, so long as I do a little bit of doctoring. They even like my cauliflower risotto and cauliflower potato salad.
Neither one will eat it raw, one will eat it steamed, and both will eat it covered in cheese and bacon. So, this loaded cauliflower bake is a total win for everyone in the house. Love that!
You can serve this with my low carb meatloaf and you’ll be having a serious comfort food dinner.
Anyway, if you’re on a low carb diet or just trying to cut some potatoes, this is an excellent side dish. And if you’re not on a diet, I bet it will still be a total hit on your table.
Let me know if you try this one!
Loaded Cauliflower Bake
- 1 pound cauliflower florets
- 1 cup grated cheddar, divided
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 10 slices bacon, cooked and diced, divided
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick spray.
- Add the cauliflower to a large microwave safe bowl with 2 tablespoons of water. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes or until tender crisp.
- Add 1/2 cup of cheddar, cream cheese, sour cream, butter, and green onions to a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
- Drain the cauliflower and add to the cream cheese mixture along with half of the bacon. Stir well to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
- Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bacon.
- Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until cauliflower is as soft as you'd like.
- Serve immediately.
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|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 410kcal Calories from fat 336|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 37g||57%|
|Saturated Fat 17g||85%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|