Low Carb Loaded Cauliflower Bake

December 22, 2018Laura

I made this Loaded Cauliflower Bake for Thanksgiving and my family raved about it! None of them follow keto, so I was surprised that they enjoyed it so much!

There are several recipe variations out there for Cauliflower Casseroles. Some of them are in a mashed form and some just use the florets. They all use cheese and bacon, which are the most important ingredients in my opinion!  

For Thanksgiving, I planned on making this casserole recipe that I had used in the past from keto karma. I didn’t have the cauliflower florets chopped or boiled yet and I was running super tight on time. I ended up throwing together my own version of it, inspired by her recipe. I microwaved a couple of bags of frozen cauliflower rice, mixed together some cream cheese and sour cream with a few spices and bacon. Luckily, I had cooked lots of bacon the night before.

It ended up turning out SO good and I liked how the casserole held together with the riced cauliflower. The flavor was spot on too. I didn’t measure anything when I made it and decided to recreate it so I could share the exact measurements with you all. It makes the perfect weekly dinner side dish and is perfect for the holidays as well! I hope you enjoy!

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Low Carb Loaded Cauliflower Bake

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 6
  • Calories 232

Ingredients

  • 2 12 oz bags cauliflower rice, steamed
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked & chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp each of salt & pepper
  • Pinch red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 & 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Method

  • 1)

    In a large skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Once cooled, chop and set aside.

  • 2)

    While bacon is cooking, preheat oven to 350 and steam cauliflower rice in microwave per bag directions. Make sure all water is absorbed.

  • 3)

    In a large mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, cream cheese, half the chopped bacon, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and all of the seasonings.

  • 4)

    Pour the steamed cauliflower rice into the mixture and stir until combined.

  • 5)

    Spread mixture into an 8×8 casserole dish. Top with remaining 1 cup cheese and the other half of chopped bacon.

  • 6)

    Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Notes

Net carbs per serving: 4.2g

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