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Low-Carb Ham and Cauliflower Casserole au Gratin (Video)

Low-Carb Ham and Cauliflower Casserole Au Gratin is definitely a treat for low-carb comfort food and this is one of my personal favorite casseroles! 

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I created this Low-Carb Ham and Cauliflower Casserole au Gratin on a January day a few years back when I wanted some low-carb comfort food. I had ham and cauliflower in the fridge, and thoughts of Low-Carb Twice Baked Cauliflower gave me the idea for this casserole with lots of cauliflower with ham, cream cheese, Greek yogurt, Parmesan, green onion, and cheese. I’d love this delicious low-carb dinner for a cold winter night!

Of course I had to include this one when I updated my collection of 20+ Delicious Low-Carb and Keto Casserole Recipes recipes. There’s not much I don’t love about low-carb casseroles, but one of the biggest reasons I love to make them is the way they guarantee leftovers. And most low-carb casseroles also freeze well, including this one. (Did you know there’s a recipe index page for things that Can Freeze? I love to pull dinner out of the freezer when I don’t want to cook!) This Low-Carb Ham and Cauliflower Casserole au Gratin has been wildly popular; hope you enjoy trying it if you haven’t made this one yet!


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How to Make Low-Carb Ham and Cauliflower Casserole au Gratin:

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  1. You need at least 6 cups of cauliflower, cut into small pieces.
  2. Cook the cauliflower in boiling salted water until it’s just getting soft; don’t overcook.
  3. Drain the cooked cauliflower well (at least 5 minutes).
  4. While the cauliflower cooks, cut up two cups of ham.
  5. Soften cream cheese in the microwave for a minute or so, then mix in the Greek yogurt (or sour cream), Parmesan, and sliced green onions.
  6. Mash the cauliflower slightly (in the pan you cooked it in) then stir in the sauce mixture so it’s completely mixed with the cauliflower and gently mix in the ham.
  7. Season to taste with fresh-ground black pepper.
  8. Spray the baking dish with nonstick spray or olive oil, put the casserole mixture in in the dish, and sprinkle with cheese.
  9. Bake 30-35 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and starting to brown and the mixture is hot throughout and starting to slightly bubble.
  10. Let sit about 10 minutes for any liquid in the dish to be absorbed, then serve hot and enjoy! This will keep in the fridge for a few days and reheats well.

Low-Carb Ham and Cauliflower Casserole au Gratin found on KalynsKitchen.com

Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

Low-Carb Ham and Cauliflower Casserole au Gratin would taste great with Peperoncini Chopped Salad, American Greek Salad, or Caesar Salad with Kale, Romaine, and Shaved Parmesan for a low-carb meal.

More Tasty Low-Carb Ideas with Cauliflower:

Roasted Cauliflower with Red Bell Pepper, Green Olives, and Pine Nuts ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Indian Spiced Cauliflower Rice ~ the Food Charlatan
Low-Carb Cheesy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon and Green Chiles (Instant Pot or Stovetop) ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Garlic and Paprika Roasted Cauliflower ~ Barefeet in the Kitchen
Fried Cauliflower with Bacon and Mushrooms ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Cauliflower Tortillas ~ Recipe Girl

Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Low-Carb Ham and Cauliflower Casserole au Gratin

Low-Carb Ham and Cauliflower Casserole au Gratin

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

This Low-Carb Ham and Cauliflower Casserole Au Gratin is definitely a treat for low-carb comfort food.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups raw cauliflower flowerets, cut fairly small
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (for water to cook cauliflower)
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt (see notes)
  • 2 T finely-grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  2. Fill a medium-sized pot half full with water, add 1/2 tsp. salt, and start to bring to a boil.
  3. Cut up the cauliflower into small flowerets, discarding the leaves and core.
  4. Put cauliflower pieces into the water and cook at a low boil until the cauliflower is starting to get barely sort. Check it often and don't overcook; the cauliflower will soften more in the oven.
  5. While cauliflower is cooking, cut the ham into very small cubes and slice green onions.
  6. Put cream cheese into a glass dish or measuring cup and soften it in the microwave for a few minutes. (Or you can soften it on top of the pre-heating oven if you don't have a microwave.) When cream cheese is soft stir in the Greek yogurt (or sour cream), Parmesan, and sliced green onions.
  7. When cauliflower is cooked enough to start to soften, pour into a colander placed in the sink and let it drain well (at least 5 minutes; don't rush this step)
  8. Put the drained cauliflower back into the pot you cooked it in and mash with a potato masher until it's barely mashed with quite a few chunks left.
  9. Stir in the sauce mixture and combine well with the cauliflower; then gently mix in the diced ham.
  10. Season to taste with fresh-ground black pepper. (I didn't use salt because the ham and the Parmesan are both salty.)
  11. Spray glass or crockery casserole dish with non-stick spray or olive oil. (I used a glass casserole dish that was about 8" x 10".) Pour cauliflower mixture into the dish, spread out evenly, and sprinkle with the cheese.
  12. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and lightly browned and all the mixture is hot throughout and starting to bubble. Let sit 10 minutes for any liquid to be absorbed, then serve hot.
  13. I am assuming that this freezes well, but I still haven't tried freezing it because I never have any leftovers.

Notes

You can also use sour cream if you're not a Greek yogurt fan; yogurt has just slightly less carbs. Definitely use more cheese if you'd like!

This recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from Twice Baked Cauliflower.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 855mgCarbohydrates: 7.7gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 20g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Low-Carb Ham and Cauliflower Casserole Au Gratin as shown would be suitable for low-carb, Keto, or low-glycemic diets. If you’re wanting it to be suitable for the South Beach Diet they would recommend lean ham, reduced-fat cream cheese, fat-free Greek yogurt, and low-fat cheese.

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    183 Comments on “Low-Carb Ham and Cauliflower Casserole au Gratin (Video)”

  1. Can I ask what the carb content is for the Ham & Cheese Broccoli Casserole, please. Thank you.

    • I am currently not able to add nutritional information to the site. More than a year ago I switched my site to WordPress, which created the need to edit by hand to add more than 2,000 recipes to the preferred format for google. I have been working on that (with three assistants) for more than a year, so there is no possibility of me being able to calculate nutritional information until that project is completed. And I know that once I start doing nutrition info on one recipe people will expect to see it on every recipe, which is why I have decided to keep these two projects completely separate. Thanks for understanding that.

      If you look after the recipe itself, I give two links (where it says “Nutritional Information”) for suggestions of two ways to get that information. That’s all I am able to do at this time.

  2. This was delicious! For a minute I actually thought I was eating potatoes. 

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  4. Wonder if this would be ok in a crock pot all day?

    • Truthfully I am not sure. I haven’t cooked anything like this in a crockpot. I wonder if it might be really watery, since the oven dries things out and the slow cooker creates more liquid. But if you are careful to drain the cauliflower really well it might work. Let me know how it goes if you try it!

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  6. I have this saved in Pinterest and it will NOT take me to the recipe, grrr, so aggravated!!! When I click on visit it takes me to just a large picture to pin. No recipe!! Please fix this. If anything happens to Pinterest I guess I lose my recipes!! This is a wonderful recipe! Takes some time to make it but worth it and no carbs. I always double it for a 9×13 pan.

    • Hi Deborah,
      Unfortunately anybody can copy one of my pins, make a new pin with it, and link it to any site they want. There is no way for me to fix that or even find the pin. But if you pin from the link at the top of my post (where it says “Click here to PIN) that’s the pin I made and it will always link to my site.

      Glad you have enjoyed the recipe!

  7. Can you use frozen cauliflower in this? 

    • I wouldn’t use frozen cauliflower, I worry that the casserole would be watery and the cauliflower too mushy since the frozen cauliflower is already partly cooked. But I know sometimes people do successfully use frozen vegetables in recipes where I’m skeptical it will work. I’d love to hear how it goes if you try it.

  8. Made this today and it is delicious!! Didnt change a thing other than I didnt add green onions. Will definitely make this again!

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  13. Kalyn,
    Would you consider using whipped cream cheese?

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  15. Absolutely Delish! 

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  17. Do you have the nutritional count?

    • I have over 2000 recipes on the site and spend 6-8 hours most days working on the blog. I’m not able to provide nutritional information for the recipes for several reasons, including the additional time it takes, the difficulty in doing it accurately, and the sheer number of recipes on my site. If you look after the recipe itself, I give two links (where it says “Nutritional Information”) for suggestions of two ways to get that information.

      I just can’t edit over 2,000 recipes to add that info, and I know once I do it on one recipe people will expect to see it on every recipe.

  18. Can i replace the yogurt with sour cream?

  19. What type of ham do most people find the best to use? Ham steak?

    • I always buy the ham steaks that come in a 3-pack at Costco, so I’m sure that’s what I used. But I think any kind of ham will work except for thinly sliced deli ham.

  20. This casserole is absolutely DELICIOUS.  It puts macaroni and cheese to shame!