Loaded Creamy Cauliflower Casserole - Keto and Low Carb
One of my husband's favorite sides is a loaded baked potato. He's not on Keto, but he does enjoy the Keto meals that I prepare, so I made this dish for him and he LOVED it! I must admit, it's honestly the best cauliflower recipe I've made to date. Yes, it's THAT good! I take fresh cauliflower, along with many of the traditional toppings on a loaded baked potato and transform it into a guiltless Keto friendly side dish. It's smooth and creamy with cheesy goodness and of course the bacon takes it to the next level! You really must make this, it will not disappoint!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
- 1 head of cauliflower cut into small pieces
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
- 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
- 4 slices of uncured bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Chopped parsley for garnish
Preheat oven to 450F.
Add the cauliflower to a microwave-safe bowl, cover with a paper plate and cook in the microwave for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain well and pat with paper towels pressing gently to dry. It's important to make sure it's dry so that it doesn't get watery when you bake it.
Add to the bowl of a food processor. Add in all the remaining ingredients except for the bacon and half the cheddar cheese. Pulse until smooth and creamy.
Pour the mixture into a butter baking dish that's been sprayed with nonstick spray. Top with the remaining cheddar cheese and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly golden. Top with the crumbled bacon and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
Allow to cool slightly before serving.