Our loaded cauliflower casserole is a really good substitute for loaded potatoes if you are on the keto or low carb diet. The key here is the “loaded” part which means indulge in the cheese and bacon. Which is obviously the motto of us keto / low carbbers. I might have made up the word – that looks a little too much like crabbers. Just go with it.
Loaded Cauliflower Casserole Ingredients
You can wing this recipe easily. You may find you like different cheeses or want to add some additional spices. But I’ve found my favorite spice combo for this recipe and mac and cheese. And it’s not what you’d expect!
You start with the basics. Cheeses, butter, greek yogurt, cream, bacon, cauliflower rice and cinnamon and nutmeg! Yes, those are my special spices. It’s a simple as blending all the ingredients together.
Here’s a bacon tip. Sometimes I chop my bacon in my food processor, but this time I used my kitchen sheers. See? Kitchen tips AND new words.
Placing the ingredients in the pan and sprinkling some extra loaded goodness on top. Like I said, the level of loaded is up to you!
I probably used a bit more cheddar than I should have with the bacon added, and this was a bit greasier than others I’d made. But that didn’t stop us from finishing it in a day.
Sometimes in cauliflower dishes you get the cauliflower taste. Not this time. It was cheesy, baconny goodness. Yes, baconny – like carbby – real words. I promise.
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Nutritional information is dependent on the ingredients / brands you use and is an estimate. If calculating macros, be sure to use your brands when adding them to your app.
- 12 oz cooked cauliflower rice
- 1 cups shredded cheddar
- 1 cup shredded parmesan
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 Tbs butter, softened
- 3 Tbs greek yogurt
- 7 strips bacon chopped
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- Mix all ingredients together, saving some cheese and bacon to garnish
- Spread in 8x8 baking dish
- Garnish with remaining cheese and bacon
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes
Depending on the saltiness you like, you can vary the cheeses. Cheddar tends to be not only salty but oily, so you may want to try out other options. Onion and chives would be a great addition as well!
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 500 Total Fat 37g Saturated Fat 20g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 14g Cholesterol 103mg Sodium 952mg Carbohydrates 18g Fiber 3g Sugar 3g Protein 25g