Loaded Cauliflower Bake

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What could possibly be better than a low-carb, high-fat, and completely satiating meal that includes both cheese and bacon?! This Loaded Cauliflower Bake is a perfect game day party meal option or for a night in with the family. This recipe is sure to become a household staple and is ready in under an hour!

Green Onions

The ingredient of the day is very recognizable but is probably a vegetable you often overlook. Aside from adding a pungent flavor to your dishes, green onions (or scallions) are dense with health-enhancing vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.

Green onions provide 9 milligrams of Vitamin C per half cup serving. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects your cells and promotes healthy tissue growth. The high Vitamin C content contributes to helping lower high cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Both Vitamin C and Vitamin K aid in strengthening bones as Vitamin C synthesizes collagen, and Vitamin K maintains bone density.

Green onions also contain potassium, calcium, phosphorous, and sulfur, all of which play a role in the following health benefits that green onions offer.

Health Benefits

  • Promotes heart health
  • Improves bone density
  • Maintains normal vision
  • Reduces risk of cancer
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Great for skin
  • Natural remedy for colds
  • Reduces stress and tiredness

Fun Fact

Green onions can reach about 20 inches in height. They’ve been used as a popular remedy in Asian folk medicine for thousands of years. In addition, Eastern herbalists commonly use green onions to fight against colds, headaches, indigestion, and insomnia.

We don’t call this a loaded recipe for nothing! The next time you want an extra boost of nutrition for your salads, omelets or stir-fries, you’ll know what to reach for.


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Loaded Cauliflower Bake


  • Author: Sara Blackburn
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, separated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large pot of boiling water, blanch cauliflower florets for 2 minutes. Drain cauliflower.
  • In a medium pot, melt together butter, heavy cream, cream cheese, 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper until well-combined.
  • In a baking dish, add cauliflower florets, cheese sauce, all but 1 tbsp. crumbled bacon, and all but 1 tbsp. green onions. Stir together.
  • Top with remaining shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and green onions.
  • Bake until cheese is bubbly and golden and cauliflower is soft, about 30 minutes.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes


Nutrition

  • Calories: 498
  • Fat: 45
  • Carbohydrates: 5.8 (Net: 4.1)
  • Protein: 13.9

Sara is the face behind Real Balanced, a blog dedicated to sharing low-carb recipes. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband and their Boston terrier.

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Responses (24)

  1. The macro panel on the right lists 300g of carbs for the meal. I think that’s a typo. If the recipe has 5.8g of carbs per serving and serves 4, it should be 23.2 for the whole dish.

  2. I won last night’s casserole cook off! Even with so many people who were afraid to try anything “Keto”. Thanks. This is definitely delicious comfort food.

  3. all the recipes say that the serving size is as prepared. I’m following calories also. How do I know the exact serving size?

  4. Paula to get exact serving size you might need to weigh every ingredient in either oz or g as you enter the ingredients into your calorie counting program. That way your calorie counting program will be most accurate as it builds the recipe.
    Then weigh the total finished product before placing in the baking pan.
    If you a enter the recipe into a program like My fitness Pal, then 1oz of the prepared recipe could equal 1 serving. So if the prepared recipe weighs 14 oz then there are 14 servings in that recipe.
    If you eat 4 oz of the recipe you will log 4 servings in MyFitnessPal and that will give you the most accurate account of calories and macros.
    It’s a bit fiddly but once it’s entered you have it forever.

  5. I’m on the keto diet. How big is a serving? If it serves 4 how big are the serving sizes if it’s in a 9×13 in. Pan?

  6. Just made this, my kids and husband ate is and asked for more…. so it’s a Win in any book. I did not book the cauliflower, I roasted it with the bacon on top(I thought it might make the dish a bit watery) glad I did, the roasted cauliflower flavor is amazing.

  7. Why cant it be simpler and talk in cups , half and quarter cup. Also tsp tbsp, counting calories and using my fitness pal makes everthing so much more difficult and time consuming?

  8. Recipe is delicious. I am logging it into My Fitness Pal. Can you clarify the macros for 1 cup of this recipe for me? Thank you

  9. To meal prep this would I just make it up to the point of cooking and then throw in fridge until day I want to eat it?

  10. Made this last night and my whole family loved it. Super easy and all ingredients already in my kitchen.

  11. Made this with a mix of broccoli and cauliflower. Put florets on cookie sheet, tossed with evoo, sprinkled Himalayan salt and roasted them at 450f for about 20 minutes. Let them cool before putting in casserole pan/baking dish. Very Good -Thanks!!

  12. Made this recipe twice and once with Broccoli. Cheryl would not eat Cauliflower, she loves this recipe. For the Broccoli,Ijust poured the cheese sauce on top. Delicious

  13. trying to print the recipe and why does the “guides , products, recipes, blog , podcast , search pop up box enter into the printing. It blocks out
    half of your recipe. Any one else have this problem with printing

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