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Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower (Video)

Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower is a side dish that the entire family will love, and this tasty cauliflower dish is also Keto, low-glycemic, and gluten-free. Use Cauliflower Recipes to find more recipes like this one!

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Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower found on KalynsKitchen.com
Today I have an exciting announcement, although I have to confess that for me personally it’s definitely a nervous excitement. Twelve years ago I started blogging here on a low-tech blogging platform called Blogger, never imagining what the site would turn into. I was pretty low-tech myself, so the simplicity of it suited me well. Then a few years into what had turned into a blogging career I hired the fabulous Jennette, who managed to make my Blogger site pretty great within the limitations of that platform.

Through the years I watched my friends who were on Blogger move to WordPress, but by then my site had so many posts that I was scared to move. But it gave me courage when my friend Gina successfully moved to WordPress about a year ago, and I loved her new site. So I made a decision and in my Welcome 2017 post, I talked about wanting my site to work for all types of carb-conscious eating, and mentioned changes I was making. And then I waited a long time for the talented folks at Purr Design to get to me on the long list of bloggers wanting to work with them.

In the meantime, blogging and everything web-based kept getting much more complex. Google controls the web, and they now require special back-end recipe coding and a secure connection to send search engine traffic. I couldn’t do those things on the current site, so I really couldn’t wait any longer, even if I was nervous about it.

So today I’m sharing this updated recipe for Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower, and then I won’t be posting anything here for about a week while we move all the content here to the new WordPress site. I think it’s fitting that it’s this popular and amazingly delicious cauliflower recipe that I’m leaving you with, because it completely represents the kind of low-carb but drool-worth foods I like to cook. And this recipe can be low-carb or Keto if you use high fat dairy and a liberal amount of bacon, but if you’re a low-glycemic eater, or someone following the South Beach Diet, it will still be delicious with lower-fat dairy and even turkey bacon if you want to use that. I believe everyone gets to make their own food choices, and I want to make that possible when I can!

The new site is going to be beautiful, I can promise you that. I hope long-time readers will take a look at the desktop version when it’s up, which is where the impressive new features will be most noticeable. But moving all the recipes from an enormous site like this is complicated, not to mention all the things I did wrong in the early days when I had no idea what I was doing. And since I already moved Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker to WordPress, I know that after it’s moved there will be lots of editing to get things looking perfect again. I hope people will be patient for the first little while, as we iron out the kinks. And everyone repeat after me: CHANGE IS GOOD!

Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower found on KalynsKitchen.com

Now let’s make some Low-Carb Twice Baked Cauliflower! Cut up the cauliflower and cook in boiling salted water until it’s barely soft, then drain and mash, leaving some chunks. (I mashed it a few times in the colander and then transferred to the pan I cooked it in and mashed a bit more.) Cook the bacon; then crumble bacon, slice green onions, cut cream cheese into cubes, measure sour cream, and measure Parmesan.

Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower found on KalynsKitchen.com

Combine mashed cauliflower, cream cheese, sour cream, green onion, Parmesan, and 3/4 of the crumbled bacon. Put the mixture into a glass casserole dish (with a lid) that you’ve sprayed with olive oil or non-stick spray, and top with sharp cheddar and the rest of the bacon. Bake with the lid on at 350F/180C until the mixture is bubbling and all the cheese has melted, about 30-35 minutes total. (I take the lid off for the last 10 minutes or so to brown the top a little.)

Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower found on KalynsKitchen.com

Serve hot, and totally expect that even cauliflower-avoiders are going to go crazy over this. (And as I am typing up this post I’m eating my last container of leftovers and I’m already planning to make it again soon!)

More Tasty Low-Carb Cauliflower Recipes:

Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Low-Carb Cauliflower Deep Dish Pizza ~ Sugar Free Mom
Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mock Potato Salad ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Mushroom Risotto ~ All Day I Dream About Food
Fried Cauliflower with Bacon and Mushrooms ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Baked Cauliflower Casserole with Goat Cheese ~ Cookin’ Canuck

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 Twice-Baked Cauliflower found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Twice Baked Cauliflower


  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup minced green onions
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (or more)
  • 6 slices bacon (or more), cooked until very crisp, fat blotted with paper towel and then crumbled
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Spray a glass casserole dish with olive oil or non-stick spray. Cut out stem and core from cauliflower, and cut into small pieces. Cook in large pot of boiling salted water until cauliflower is tender, but not overly soft. Drain well and mash with potato masher, leaving some chunks.
  2. While cauliflower is cooking, cook the bacon and crumble, slice green onions, cube the cream cheese, measure sour cream, and measure Parmesan. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, green onion, Parmesan, and 3/4 of the crumbled bacon into the drained cauliflower.
  3. Spread evenly in a 1.5 Quart Glass Casserole Dish. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and reserved bacon. Bake 20-25 minutes covered, or until hot and bubbly. Remove the lid and bake about 10 minutes more, or until the cheese is slightly browned. Serve hot.


This reheats very well and can be frozen and thawed in the fridge, then reheated.

Recipe adapted slightly from The Low Carb Gourmet.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Cauliflower is very low in carbs, and this should be a good dish for most any low-carb eating plans, including Keto. For the South Beach Diet it’s probably a once-in-a-while treat due to the amount of saturated fat, although you can make a more South Beach friendly version with light cream cheese, light sour cream, low-fat cheese, and even turkey bacon if you prefer, and it will still be delicious.

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314 comments on “Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower (Video)”

  1. Hi. This sounds so good. I see people have used frozen and riced cauliflower, which I love. Have you tried making this and freezing for meal prep side dish before baking? I was hoping this could freeze and then, since I’m trying to utilize my IP some, maybe this can be cooked Pot in Pot from frozen and then thrown in the toaster oven to brown the top a bit? Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts?

    • Hi Tammie. I haven’t made it with frozen riced cauliflower or tried making and freezing for meal prep. But I’m guessing it would work, although that’s only a guess. The recipe is pretty versatile though. Love to hear how it works if you try it!

  2. Does anyone have the carb/calorie count for this?

    • The nutritional information in Yummy looks pretty accurate to me for this recipe. You need to sign up for a free account at Yummly.com to see it, then just click the little orange button that says YUM (under the recipe title) to go to the yums page, then click this recipe.

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  5. This is by far my favorite keto/low carb recipe! My kids even love it!! So glad I found this recipe!! I make it at least once a week now!! 

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  8. Made this today and it was a hit with the boyfriend! I used frozen cauliflower and bacon bits instead of making my own bacon. I boiled the cauliflower too long, so I think it turned out mushier than it should have, so I’ll have to keep a closer eye on that next time. Boyfriend asked me to add more green onions next time I make it including sprinkling some on top because he likes green onions so much. He went back for a second helping and talked about how good it was. It was such an easy and quick recipe. Will definitely save it and make it again soon! Thanks so much for sharing it.

  9. I have made this recipe many times since I first found it in 2010. The original recipe I have is called Just Like Stuffed Baked Potatoes from Linda’s Low Carb Menus & Recipes. It was made with frozen cauliflower and no sour cream. I buy huge heads of cauliflower almost weekly and am always looking for new ways to prepare it. Have tried it on guests who enjoy it also. Low carb has gotten easier for me.

    • I first made it in 2006 and it’s been popular ever since! (I had to scroll back to the first comment to see jus thow long ago it was. So glad you’re enjoying the recipe and that it’s helping with your low-carb goals!

  10. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!!

    I am so tired of just “roasted cauliflower”!

    I did a couple changes. I chopped the cauliflower into small pieces, and roasted it for 20 minutes. I used applewood smoked bacon. It has a strong flavor, so I only used 4 pieces. I used 2 ounces of cheddar, because my husband thinks “a little cheese goes a long way”.

  11. Just made this and it’s delicious! Thanks for the recipe

  12. Hit with the entire family! I used frozen cauliflower rice and it was delicious. I microwaved the cauliflower per directions on the bag and then used an immersion blender to smooth it a bit. So good!

  13. This looks delicious!  Do you have any thoughts on if this would work with frozen riced cauliflower?

    • You might read through the comments to see if anyone has made it that way. I don’t think the texture will be quite as good but it might be ok. I would thaw the cauliflower first or it will take too long to get cooked through.

  14. Just made this and so glad I did!  I converted to low carb lifestyle in November and finding myself bored with the sides, as I sorely miss potatoes and yet to find a close replacement…..I have found a winner!   The cauliflower dish is so full of flavor and I love the texture!  Thank you so much for sharing!

  15. My husband and I love this dish❤️ Great alternative to potatoes! THank you!

  16. This was so delicious and easy. I had a package of frozen Traders roasted cauliflower and once heated, followed the recipe exactly. Hubby raved about it and did not miss his mashed potatoes. A real winner.
    Thanks for the blog and fabulous recipes.

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  19. You say it is low carb, but my question is, why don’t you post the nutritient numbers for you recipies?

    • 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.

      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.

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