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. It’s creamy cheesy perfection and I can never get enough!

This loaded cauliflower bake makes a great low carb side dish! #keto #lowcarb #cauliflower #sidedish

Oh, January.

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?

Keto cauliflower recipe - this loaded cauliflower is full of bacon and cheddar!

But worst of all? Diets.


Who decided to make December the month of Eat.All.The.Things. and January the month of Eat.A.Little.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.

This loaded cauliflower bake is full of cream cheese, cheddar, bacon, and cauliflower. It's a great low carb side dish and perfect for the keto diet. #keto #lowcarb #healthy #sidedish

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.

loaded cauliflower casserole on white plate

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. I mean, who would look at that pile of goodness up there and say no?

You can serve this loaded cauliflower casserole with my low carb meatloaf and you’ll be having a serious comfort food dinner.

This loaded cauliflower bake makes a great low carb side dish! #keto #lowcarb #cauliflower #sidedish

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!

Want more low carb recipes? Find me over on ThatLowCarbLife.com, my new blog dedicated solely to low carb living!

This loaded cauliflower bake makes a great low carb side dish! #keto #lowcarb #cauliflower #sidedish
4.72 from 7 votes

Loaded Cauliflower Bake

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Calories: 365 kcal

This loaded cauliflower bake is full of cheese, bacon, and cauliflower for a low carb side dish that the whole family enjoys.


  • 1 pound cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup grated cheddar divided
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter soft
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 10 slices bacon cooked and diced, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Add the cauliflower to a microwave safe bowl, add 2 tablespoons of water to the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 3 minutes or until tender crisp. 
  3. In a large bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of the cheddar, cream cheese, sour cream, butter, and green onions until well combined.
  4. Stir in the cauliflower to coat. Stir in half of the bacon. 
  5. Pour cauliflower mixture into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining cheddar and bacon. 
  6. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until cheese has melted and cauliflower is as soft as you'd like. 
  7. Serve immediately. 
Nutrition Facts
Loaded Cauliflower Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 484mg21%
Potassium 368mg11%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 675IU14%
Vitamin C 37.2mg45%
Calcium 186mg19%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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