Loaded Cauliflower Bake

Loaded Cauliflower Bake

Loaded Cauliflower Bake is the perfect side dish – lower in carbs and so so good! It’s made with a little bit milk and grass fed butter, garlic and herbs and topped with bacon, cheese, and chives. So flavorful, creamy and so easy to make.

I love mashed potatoes, but sometimes I prefer a side dish that is lower in carbs. This loaded cauliflower bake is a great substitute for mashed potatoes. There are so many ways you can enjoy cauliflower – raw, in salads, sauteed, roasted, in gratin and in a  casserole dish.

Loaded Cauliflower Bake

This loaded cauliflower bake looks fancy enough that you can serve to special guests, bring to a family gathering or Thanksgiving dinner. It’s rich and delicious! The addition of the garlic, bacon and chives make this over the top cauliflower dish. Hope you enjoy it!

What are your favorite ways to eat cauliflower?

Loaded Cauliflower Bake

What you need

1 head of cauliflower (about 6 cups), chopped in florets

4 slices bacon

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup almond milk (or regular milk)

1 Tbsp grass fed butter

salt and ground black pepper, to taste

fresh chives, chopped

1/4 cup shredded cheese

Preparation

Boil cauliflower florets in water in a large pot, until the cauliflower is soft, about 15 – 20 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.

While cauliflower is boiling, cook bacon slices in a skillet until crisp. Crumble and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Puree cooked cauliflower with a potato masher or hand blender. Add minced garlic, milk, butter and season with salt and pepper. Mix in some chopped chives.

Transfer cauliflower mash to a 8 x 8 casserole dish, top with crumbled bacon and shredded cheese.

Bake in the oven until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.

Top with some more chives before serving.

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Loaded Cauliflower Bake
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 head of cauliflower (about 6 cups), chopped in florets
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup almond milk (or regular milk)
  • 1 Tbsp grass fed butter
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • fresh chives, chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese
Instructions
  1. Boil cauliflower florets in water in a large pot, until the cauliflower is soft, about 15 - 20 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.
  2. While cauliflower is boiling, cook bacon slices in a skillet until crisp. Crumble and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  4. Puree cooked cauliflower with a potato masher or hand blender. Add minced garlic, milk, butter and season with salt and pepper. Mix in some chopped chives.
  5. Transfer cauliflower mash to a 8 x 8 casserole dish, top with crumbled bacon and shredded cheese.
  6. Bake in the oven until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.
  7. Top with some more chives before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 159 g Calories: 186 Fat: 13.5 g Saturated fat: 7.3 g Unsaturated fat: 6.2 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 7.9 g Sugar: 3.3 g Sodium: 673 mg Fiber: 3.4 g Protein: 9.8 g Cholesterol: 29 mg

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