Loaded baked cauliflower casserole
- 4 oz. 110 g bacon
- 1 lb 450 g cauliflower
- 2⁄3 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
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Chop the bacon into small pieces. Fry until crispy in a hot frying pan. Reserve the fat for serving.
- Break the cauliflower into florets. Boil until soft in lightly salted water. Drain completely.
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve with the bacon, the rest of the chives, and the bacon fat that adds a nice extra flavor and taste.
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.
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.
Roughly means to leave it in slightly larger chunks. You want it to keep its texture as it bakes.
It is 13g net carbs.
The majority of the carbs come from the cauliflower, then the rest are from the sour cream, cheese, and chives.
Try it with the bacon next time for an over that top side. I am glad you enjoyed it even without the bacon :)
Hi Robin, yes, that is correct!
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.