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    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 a 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!

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    Loaded Cauliflower Bake

    How To Make 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, optional

    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 an 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.

    Loaded Cauliflower Bake

    Loaded Cauliflower Bake
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     

    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.

    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 4 -6
    Calories: 186 kcal
    Author: Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy
    Ingredients
    • 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 optional
    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 an 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 Facts
    Loaded Cauliflower Bake
    Amount Per Serving (159 g)
    Calories 186 Calories from Fat 122
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 13.5g 21%
    Saturated Fat 7.3g 37%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 6.2g
    Cholesterol 29mg 10%
    Sodium 673mg 28%
    Total Carbohydrates 7.9g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 3.4g 14%
    Sugars 3.3g
    Protein 9.8g 20%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Cauliflower is so versatile, it can replace so many starches and be healthy at the same time.

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