Loaded baked cauliflower casserole

Loaded baked cauliflower casserole

Mmmm, a creamy cauliflower casserole with crispy bacon and lots of cheese. It's super easy to prepare and the result is super delicious. If you're looking for satisfaction, give this superlative cheesy low-carb dish a try!

Loaded baked cauliflower casserole

Mmmm, a creamy cauliflower casserole with crispy bacon and lots of cheese. It's super easy to prepare and the result is super delicious. If you're looking for satisfaction, give this superlative cheesy low-carb dish a try!
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. 110 g bacon
  • 1 lb 450 g cauliflower
  • 23 cup 160 ml sour cream
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) 475 ml (230 g) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • salt and pepper
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Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Chop the bacon into small pieces. Fry until crispy in a hot frying pan. Reserve the fat for serving.
  3. Break the cauliflower into florets. Boil until soft in lightly salted water. Drain completely.
  4. Chop the cauliflower roughly. Add sour cream and garlic powder, if you're using any. Combine well with 3/4 of the cheese and most of the finely chopped chives. Salt and pepper.
  5. Place in a baking dish and top with the rest of the cheese. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  6. Serve with the bacon, the rest of the chives, and the bacon fat that adds a nice extra flavor and taste.

Tip!

If you don't want to use your oven, you can microwave the cauliflower until the cheese has melted - especially if you have a microwave with grill function. If you don't have any fresh chives at home, you can use dried chives or any finely chopped mild onion. This casserole works great as a simple meal with a crispy salad or as a side dish.

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27 comments

  1. Annica forsell
    Är det jag som missat någon inställning? Varför står recepten på engelska?
    Reply: #2
  2. Hej Annica! You're on the English Diet Doctor website, hence the language. For the same recipe on the Swedish site, please visit: https://www.dietdoctor.com/se/recept/blomkalsgratang-med-bacon :)
  3. Jon
    Gotta say, I really liked this. Had it as the main course with a salad. Good contrast to the crunchy kale.
  4. Steve
    Hi Guys, can you please please please sort out the ml to g ratio conversion, it should be 1-1 but its more than double on this recipe!
  5. Skye
    @Steve I guess you're referring to the 225 g (475 ml) cheddar cheese. The 1:1 relationship between ml and g is true for water, but I imagine if you grate 225g cheese it would probably fill a 475ml volume (as it fluffs up a bit)
  6. Julie B
    i didn’t like it enough to wanna make it again.
  7. Katarzyna
    Super tasty! I used grana padano cheese instead of cheddar.
  8. Denise Brockie
    What can I use instead of dairy
    Replies: #9, #11
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What can I use instead of dairy

    There may not be great dairy free options for this recipe. We do have categories of dairy free meals that may be what you're looking for.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/dairy-free

  10. Leigh Batten
    I made this for 4 servings, absolutely delicious but I didnt use as much cheese, only used 350g.. glad I did otherwise I'd be in a cheese coma now! Also only used 750g cauliflower with some broccoli mixed in, 900g would have been too much! Got a good meal out of this for myself and hubby and enough for us to have for lunch the next day.
  11. Leigh Batten
    If you live in the UK, try some of the lactose free creme fraiche and cheeses available in Tesco. If you can't have any dairy, there are vegan alternatives if you look online
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  13. Colleen
    Added fried mushrooms and 1/2 small fried onion . . . also didn't have enough sour cream so topped it up with mayonnaise.
  14. Janet
    I made this for a cookout I was having with my immediate family. It was absolutely amazing! Everyone loved it!!! It is so good, I deem it company worthy. It is far better than loaded potatoes. Incredibly delicious. Will be a staple in my house.
  15. Elise
    Chop the cauliflower roughly???
    Reply: #17
  16. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Chop the cauliflower roughly???

    Roughly means to leave it in slightly larger chunks. You want it to keep its texture as it bakes.

  17. Alaa
    Hello, is the net carb 13g or shall we take out the 5g fiber?
    Reply: #19
  18. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Hello, is the net carb 13g or shall we take out the 5g fiber?

    It is 13g net carbs.

  19. timi4iowa
    I added a ground hamburger, pork, bacon combo..Very good. Wondering where you get the thirteen carbs? sour cream 1 cheese I used 0 meat 0 and cauliflower 7. Thanks
    Reply: #21
  20. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I added a ground hamburger, pork, bacon combo..Very good. Wondering where you get the thirteen carbs? sour cream 1 cheese I used 0 meat 0 and cauliflower 7. Thanks

    The majority of the carbs come from the cauliflower, then the rest are from the sour cream, cheese, and chives.

  21. Sherri
    Wow! This is delicious! And so simple to make too. (I left the bacon off to make it easier.) This recipe reminds me of potatoes au gratin which is definitely not keto.
    Reply: #26
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  23. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Wow! This is delicious! And so simple to make too. (I left the bacon off to make it easier.) This recipe reminds me of potatoes au gratin which is definitely not keto.

    Try it with the bacon next time for an over that top side. I am glad you enjoyed it even without the bacon :)

  24. Robin
    A half pound of cauliflower for one serving?
    Reply: #28
  25. Charlotte Zwart Team Diet Doctor

    A half pound of cauliflower for one serving?

    Hi Robin, yes, that is correct!

  26. David O
    This recipe is fantastic and so easy to create. I made it last evening to go with NY Strips and pan fried green beans. I had half of it left over this evening and ate the rest. I made ample use of the bacon drippings and bacon. I made double what the recipe calls for, it's bacon. After one time making it I have it memorized and will be making this, and variants of it for a long time to come. Thanks for the great recipe and inspiration. Keto ain't easy, but it's easier with more variety.
    Reply: #30
  27. Britta Patterson
    Thank you for sharing and so glad that this recipe is a keeper for you David!
  28. Dee
    What cream cheese do I use
    Reply: #32
  29. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    What cream cheese do I use

    As we don't know where you are located, we cannot recommend a specific brand. However, you'll want to find one that's low in carbs with clean ingredients. Be sure to avoid any added starches or sugars.

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