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5 from 7 votes

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Keto Loaded Cauliflower Casserole is packed with creamy cheesy goodness and bacon. This delicious side dish is quick and easy to make with all the flavors of a loaded baked potato without all the carbs.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minutes, cauliflower, keto cheese crisps, loaded cauliflower casserole, low carb
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cauliflower florets, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 ½ cups Italian cheese blend, shredded
  • 4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped

Instructions

  • Place the top oven rack in the center position and preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Place chopped cauliflower in a large pot with half a cup of water. Steam cauliflower for around 6-7 minutes, until fork-tender. Remove from heat and transfer cauliflower into a cold water bath to prevent further cooking. Drain well and pat dry.
  • Transfer steamed cauliflower to a large bowl and add cream cheese, heavy cream, butter, garlic powder, and dried dill. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine.
  • Transfer to an oven-safe casserole dish and top with shredded cheese blend and crumbled bacon. Place in preheated oven and roast until cheese is melted and nicely browned on top, around 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately topped with fresh chives.

Notes

  • Substitute Monterey Jack and cheddar for the Italian cheese blend. Or, use your favorite blend of cheeses.
  • If you don't have cream cheese, you can use sour cream.
  • If you have leftover roasted cauliflower, use it in place of the fresh or frozen.
  • Add broccoli or replace cauliflower with broccoli.