Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable and it goes from zero to 100 in this Loaded Cauliflower Casserole! This will be your families favorite low carb side dish!
I turned simple riced cauliflower into something creamy and dreamy. I had to resist eating the whole dish in one sitting!
HOW TO MAKE LOADED CAULIFLOWER CASSEROLE
To get started I used 4 cups of already riced cauliflower. I used the cauliflower from my post on Microwave Cauliflower Rice.
I put my frozen cauliflower rice, butter, garlic, salt, and pepper in a microwave safe casserole dish. I covered it with the lid and microwaved it for 6 minutes.
Alternatively, you can put this in a 400F oven for 5 minutes to get the cauliflower rice thawed.
Next I stirred in 6 slices of already cooked and chopped bacon, heavy cream, and cheddar cheese. I smoothed the top and then put even more cheese on top. More cheese please!
I then baked it uncovered for 10 minutes.
Here it is right out of the oven!
To serve, I put spoonfuls onto plates and topped it with a big dollop of sour cream and chopped chives.
This loaded cauliflower casserole with bacon will be your families favorite low carb side dish!
Pre-heat oven to 400F. Combine cauliflower, butter, and garlic in a microwave safe casserole dish. I used this one. Microwave for 6 minutes, covered. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add the cooked bacon, heavy cream, and 1.5 cups of the shredded cheddar cheese to the cauliflower rice. Stir to combine and smooth the top. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
Place in the pre-heated oven, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
When finished, serve with dollops of sour cream and chopped chives.
For 1 Serving: 473 calories / 41g fat / 7g carbs / 2g fiber / 22g protein
- To use an oven instead of a microwave, Cook the rice in the oven for 6 minutes instead of the microwave.
- I used my recipe for How to Cook Bacon in the Oven to get the bacon crispy. You could also use bacon bits.
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