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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 side 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

This post starts with an exciting announcement, although 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 Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower, and then I won’t be posting for about a week while we move all the content here to the new WordPress site. The new site will be beautiful, and 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 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 as we iron out the kinks. And everyone repeat after me: CHANGE IS GOOD! Now let’s make some Low-Carb Twice Baked Cauliflower!


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How to Make Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Cut up the cauliflower and cook in boiling salted water until it’s barely soft, then drain well.
  2. Mash the cauliflower, 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.)
  3. Cook the bacon until it’s very crisp; then crumble bacon, slice green onions, cut cream cheese into cubes, measure sour cream, and measure Parmesan.
  4. Combine mashed cauliflower, cream cheese, sour cream, green onion, Parmesan, and 3/4 of the crumbled bacon.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.)
  7. Serve hot, and totally expect that even cauliflower-avoiders are going to go crazy over this.

Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower
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

Low-Carb Twice Baked Cauliflower

Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

Notes

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

Recipe created by Kalyn.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 468mgCarbohydrates: 6.4gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 14g

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.

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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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    327 Comments on “Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower (Video)”

  1. While I don’t do the SB diet, I am diabetic and have to watch my carbs. I once tried smashed cauliflower at a restaurant and loved it. Since then, I’ve tried to find a recipe I liked. I think this is it. It was really great…thanks for sharing it!! I even posted about it on my blog!

  2. Carolyn, thanks but credit should go to Karen Barnaby. I just adapted her recipe, and I agree, it’s totally a winner! You might check out her cookbook. There are so many other interesting recipes, and the book is so old now I bet you can get it on Amazon.com for just a few dollars.

  3. This recipe is a real winner, Kalyn. It’s also very flexible – I’ve made it several times and I don’t always have everything in the ingredient list, but you just substitute or make do without. And it’s still wonderful. I’m posting the recipe on my blog, and giving you all the credit, though. Thanks so much for another great recipe.

  4. This is true comfort food, Kayln!

    I think it will work with the ham we are having.

  5. Kalyn,

    This sounds fantastic. We have some orange cauliflower sitting in the fridge at the moment…but none of the other ingredients (I’m in the opposite situation from where Alanna was when she wrote her comment…), but that’s easily remedied. I’m dying to make this!

    Genie
    The Inadvertent Gardener

  6. Thanks everyone. I see I’ve been too busy teaching school and getting behind on responding to my comments, but never fear, I read them all and appreciate you guys.

  7. wow, i think i actually drooled on my keyboard! can’t wait to try this. and i agree with jeff, bacon makes everything taste better! 🙂

  8. Sounds sooo good. Will definitely try this. Reminds me of a dish my mother-in-law used to serve using rutabaga so I think you could substitute rutabaga for the cauliflower for a change. (Might want to leave the butter in for that.)

  9. Oh my! I really love twice baked potatoes with all the fixings–and that’s a lovely substitute. And cauliflower is very popular in our house–so perfect!

  10. This just looks devine. The crust is gorgeous. I prefer dry heat methods of cooking cauliflower anyway and this just looks sooo good!

  11. I LOVE Karen Barnaby! This cauliflower dish sounds too good. I’m going to try this very soon.

  12. I love cauliflower too…actually I love all those vegetabes that people generally tend to hate…broccoli, green beans etc..
    I prepare twice baked cauliflower too with indian spices and tomatoes. It’s just heavenly!
    I’ll try your version the next time I’m hankering for some cheese

  13. Fantastic Kalyn! I love cauliflower too and usually do it ‘South Beach mashed potato style’. This is a great new twist that I’ll be trying this fall.

  14. Talk about comfort food! Yum.

  15. Let me just add that even if you think you *don’t* like cauliflower, you should try it. Or some version of roasted cauliflower… Poor ugly vegetable got such a bad reputation somehow, and your recipe ought to fix that right up. 🙂

  16. Oh this looks and sounds WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for posting I’m totally going to make this. My mouth is watering already!!!!

  17. Bacon makes all taste so much better

  18. I have everything except the cauliflower: easy to fix THAT.

  19. Absolutely delicious, and I think it’d be a perfect side for any dinner table!

  20. Kalyn,
    That I’ve got to try.