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!
2 servingservings


  • 4 oz. 110 g bacon
  • 1 lb 450 g cauliflower
  • 23 cup 150 ml crème fraîche or sour cream
  • ½ lb 225 g cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • salt and pepper


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.


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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  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.

  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.

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