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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


  • 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


  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.


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

Recipe created by Kalyn.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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.

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!

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

  1. Love this! We’re trying to clean out our fridge & freezer so used 2 bags of frozen cauliflower, steamed it and partially mashed it. Did add some hot sauce just because I add it to almost everything. My husband thinks it would better as filling for stuffed peppers but I like it as is.

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  3. So glad I came across this recipe. very simple but great! I cooked it for Thanksgiving and it was the hit of the meal. I did use 3 small heads of cauliflower though – so added a bit more green onions, one block of cream cheese upped the Parmesan and sour cream – and added more salt. Fantastic!

  4. I made it this morning and it is completely baked and ready to go but we don’t go to Thanksgiving dinner until 5. What’s the best way to reheat this? Do you think that it will work alright in the microwave as I think there will be limited oven space where we are going

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  6. I am surprised at that also. My husband and I are both low carb. We hosted Thanksgiving last year and made this so we could have a low carb side besides salad and plain veggies. We told everyone it was a low carb dish but everyone tasted it and it was the only dish that was completely empty after dinner. Everyone loved it.

  7. I just made this recipe. Oh my goodness this is so delicious!! I will be making this for a Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Thank you so much for sharing!! 

  8. Also, nutritional information can be different depending on the brand you use. I think it’s more irresponsible to hand out information that could be incorrect. Wow what a nasty comment, the Internet ceases to amaze. 

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  12. I’m a fan of Kalyn, I made this cauliflower twice baked recipe today, and really looked forward to it. All the things I love..cream cheese ( a special purchase for this recipe) sour cream, parma etc. I flowed the recipe exact, no changes and was/am surprised at how much I did  not like it…AT ALL, so after my portion, it was dumped. I had made a special trip to get the bacon at the  butcher..and more of the parma cheese…Anyway, Not many times I’ve been so let down and disappointed w/a recipe from kalyn…I’ll live, but still very disappointed. Rj

    • Very surprised to hear that. You can see all the raving comments and everyone I know (low-carb eaters or not) love this recipe. Sorry you had that experience. If there is one thing I know from blogging, it’s that everyone has different tastebuds!

  13. Best cauliflower treatment yet – and mega bonus points for something that freezes/reheats! Instant-potted the cauliflower and separated the florets and chunky stalks after, and served it with instant pot butter chicken from myheartbeets. The flavor combo is just off the hook. This “cheesy cauli cassie” is going on the Repeat list – my wife would kill me if it didn’t!

  14. Can riced cauliflower be used instead of a whole head of cauliflower?

    • Several other people have asked that, and I’m sure it will still taste good. But personally I prefer the chunkier texture of starting with a whole cauliflower for this recipe.

  15. I’ve been wanting to try something like this for quite a while, but since I’m not a cauliflower fan, I couldn’t bring myself to. Lo and behold, my husband and I decided to try Keto, and so I figured I had nothing to lose. I made this a few days ago and OMG it was delicious. My husband is former military and will eat ANYTHING even if he hates it. If he likes it, he’ll go back for seconds but won’t give a compliment. This dish not only ended up with a second helping, but a “This is delicious!”. I ran out of sour cream, so I used heavy whipping cream instead. I’m making it again right now, and I’m out of the sour cream AND parmesan, so now I’m using more cream cheese to make up the difference. I’m convinced it will be every bit as tasty. It also reheats well in the microwave so I can take the leftovers to work and enjoy them. This recipe definitely makes me more willing to try cauliflower in the future in other dishes.

  16. I’ve been making this for a few years now and love it!! I usually pair it with your pesto baked chicken. It’s so good that even my picky teen likes it! Thanks for so many great recipes!

  17. This recipe is amazing! A diabetic friend shared this with me. I’m keto and my husband is diabetic. This was a big WIN for us! Sharing with other keto friends as well! Thank you so much!

  18. I made this for dinner tonight and it was so delicious!!  I need help with the nutrition facts though.  I tried to find it on Yummly with no luck.  Help please as I religiously load everything I eat into my food diary.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

      It’s working in Yummly for me. You click the orange YUM button at the top of the recipe. Then an orange box pops up on the right with the recipe. You click “View Recipe Box” which takes you to all the recipes you’ve saved. This should be the first recipe there, you click it to see the nutritional info below the ingredients.

      If you can’t get that to work you’ll have to copy the recipe and enter it into the nutrition analyzer.

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  20.  How can I tell which one of your recipes are Freezer friendly