Try this healthy loaded cauliflower casserole. Made with butter, sour cream, chives, cheddar cheese and bacon. It’s the ultimate in low carb comfort food! Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower!
Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower
For me, it’s the more simple recipes that hit home – like this loaded cauliflower mash. It’s the ultimate in comfort food. If you were one who enjoyed ordering loaded potato skins at Friday’s after work or preferred a loaded baked potato with your steak, this recipe will take you back to the days. At least, it did me!
And those who loved twice-baked potatoes need not mourn an old favorite because this healthy low carb cauliflower tastes so good, I could have called it twice baked cauliflower casserole!
The Trick To Getting A Fluffy Cauliflower Mash
- steam instead of boil.
- let it sit uncovered to release some moisture
- drain well before putting it in the food processor
- add the ingredients that make it taste great – like sour cream, cheddar cheese, chives and bacon.
That’s it. Easy, cheesy and delicious!
- 1 pound cauliflower florettes
- 4 ounces sour cream
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 2 slices cooked bacon crumbled
- 2 tablespoons snipped chives
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cut the cauliflower into florettes and add them to a microwave safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cover with cling film. Microwave for 5-8 minutes, depending on your microwave, until completely cooked and tender. Drain the excess water and let sit uncovered for a minute or two. (Alternately, steam your cauliflower the conventional way. You may need to squeeze a little water out of the cauliflower after cooking.)
- Add the cauliflower to a food processor and process until fluffy. Add the butter, garlic powder, and sour cream and process until it resembles the consistency of mashes potatoes. Remove the mashed cauliflower to a bowl and add most of the chives, saving some to add to the top later. Add half of the cheddar cheese and mix by hand. Season with salt and pepper.
- Top the loaded cauliflower with the remaining cheese, remaining chives and bacon. Put back into the microwave to melt the cheese or place the cauliflower under the broiler for a few minutes.
- I visually divide the cauliflower into sixths. Serving size is approximately 1/3-1/2 cup.
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 242mg 10%
Potassium 291mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 8g 16%