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Loaded Cauliflower Casserole—Potatoes Are So Overrated!

Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 35 MINUTES

total time: 45 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower (2 1/2 to 3 lbs), broken into bite-size florets
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup block cream cheese (2 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, divided
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese blend, divided
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked until brown & crispy, chopped/crumbled
  • 3 green onions (white and light green portions only), finely sliced, divided

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 425-degrees. In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower florets with the melted butter, sea salt, and black pepper. Once well-coated, place the cauliflower in a single layer on a baking pan and roast for 20 minutes.

2

In the meantime, using the same bowl, add softened cream cheese, 2 tablespoons sour cream, 1 cup shredded cheese, and half the green onions. Mix well until fully combined. It will be thick.

3

Lightly spray a 1.5 to 2-quart baking dish. Add roasted cauliflower to bottom of baking dish. Drop small spoonfuls of cheese mixture evenly over the cauliflower. Then use a spatula to gently press the mixture down into the cauliflower layer.

4

Sprinkle with bacon, followed by the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Return to oven and bake at 425-degrees for 15 minutes.

5

Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Place remaining sour cream in a zip lock bag. Snip one corner off and then squeeze out sour cream in a zig-zag pattern over casserole. (Or you can serve the sour cream on the side.) Top with remaining green onions. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: about 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169, Total Carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 3g, Net Carbohydrates: 4g, Total Fat: 14g, Protein: 6g

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low carb loaded cauliflower casserole drizzled with sour cream

This keto cauliflower casserole is locked and loaded!

Nothing kicks off steak night like this loaded low-carb cauliflower casserole. It possesses all the qualities of a classic cheese and bacon topped potato minus the excess carbs. This butter roasted cauliflower is mingled with creamy, cheesy goodness, and studded with crispy bacon and green onions… it’s taste bud heaven, bite after bite.

Did you know that one (plain) medium baked potato averages 33g net carbs, while 1 cup of roasted cauliflower is only 3g net carbs?! To sum up, that’s a difference of 30g net carbs per serving! Less is often more. And when it comes to carbs—this keto casserole is no exception.

a baking dish with roasted cauliflower

an oven-ready dish full of roasted cauliflower topped with cheese and bacon

Hip Tips:
  • For the perfect sour cream drizzle every time, use a refillable condiment squirt bottle. These bottles also work great for homemade salad dressing and BBQ sauce. (Plus, they come in handy for paint and glue storage for art projects and DIY slime!)
  • For small casseroles, I absolutely LOVE my CorningWare 4-Piece Ovenware set! It’s colorful and the sizes are unique. It comes with a 12×9 inch low-rimmed baking dish which is an ideal size for this loaded cauliflower casserole.

a plate with a serving of low carb loaded cauliflower casserole


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Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 35 MINUTES

total time: 45 MINUTES

Butter roasted cauliflower mingled with creamy, cheesy goodness, studded with crispy bacon and green onions... Yum!

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower (2 1/2 to 3 lbs), broken into bite-size florets
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup block cream cheese (2 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, divided
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese blend, divided
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked until brown & crispy, chopped/crumbled
  • 3 green onions (white and light green portions only), finely sliced, divided

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 425-degrees. In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower florets with the melted butter, sea salt, and black pepper. Once well-coated, place the cauliflower in a single layer on a baking pan and roast for 20 minutes.

2

In the meantime, using the same bowl, add softened cream cheese, 2 tablespoons sour cream, 1 cup shredded cheese, and half the green onions. Mix well until fully combined. It will be thick.

3

Lightly spray a 1.5 to 2-quart baking dish. Add roasted cauliflower to bottom of baking dish. Drop small spoonfuls of cheese mixture evenly over the cauliflower. Then use a spatula to gently press the mixture down into the cauliflower layer.

4

Sprinkle with bacon, followed by the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Return to oven and bake at 425-degrees for 15 minutes.

5

Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Place remaining sour cream in a zip lock bag. Snip one corner off and then squeeze out sour cream in a zig-zag pattern over casserole. (Or you can serve the sour cream on the side.) Top with remaining green onions. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: about 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169, Total Carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 3g, Net Carbohydrates: 4g, Total Fat: 14g, Protein: 6g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

a baking dish with roasted cauliflower and spoonfuls of a cheesy, creamy mixture

Double it up to feed a crowd!

This low-carb cauliflower casserole is easy to double. It’s a fabulous side served with grilled steak, chicken, and bunless burgers. It’s also a satisfying and filling main course whether you’re making this for a group or you want leftovers!

 a heaping forkful of loaded cauliflower casserole with a big bite of bacon


Recipe creator, Marley (marley@hip2keto.com), loves to experiment with new and exciting keto-friendly meals.

Serve this loaded cauliflower casserole with a perfectly cooked steak!

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Comments 2

  1. Michelle L.

    I made this for Easter and it was a hit, even with the non-keto people.

    • Marley (Sister Sidekick)

      Woohoo! I LOVE hearing that!! Thanks for letting me know! 🤗

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