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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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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.

Notes:

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

  1. That's so funny. That's exactly what I did. I used a few triangles of garlic herb laughing cow cheese. Thanks! We absolutely love this recipe. I can't convince my kids (they're 4 and 3) yet but I keep trying. 🙂

  2. I'm sure it is too late now, but if it happens again I might try Laughing Cow Cheese or even goat cheese.

  3. HELP!!!! I was planning to make this tonight (for the 3rd glorious time) and just realized my cream cheese was completely molded (the joys of organic). Do you have a substitution idea? I already have my cauliflower in the pot to boil.

  4. Tammy, that sounds like a great dinner. I just bought cauliflower to make it again myself!

  5. I made a double batch of this on Sunday. So yummy. By Monday night it was all gone. Will make again. Thanks for another great recipe. I paired this with Phase 1 Balsamic Onion Pot roast. Awesome!

  6. Thanks Shirley. This recipe is so delicious. The only problem is that it's hard to stop eating it!

  7. Love this idea, Kalyn! 🙂

    Shirley

  8. Bill so glad you enjoyed it so much!

    Jill if you're not willing to ever, ever eat even a small amount of bacon, then you definitely shouldn't make this. We wouldn't want to "ruin your diet."

  9. Cauliflower is good especially for those who are in a diet because it is high in fiber that making them harder to digest thus the "full" feeling in the stomach lingers long, but on the other side, mixing it up with other fatty foods like bacon will ruin your diet.

  10. I fixed this last night and my wife and I almost ate the whole thing in one sitting. With a salad and a piece of leftover turkey it was a perfect meal. Thanks for another new staple to our menu.

  11. Lauren, wish I had a big head of cauliflower. I'd make this again right away if I did!

  12. This looks fantastic! I now have a use for my HUGE head of cauliflower that has been sat in my kitchen for a few days!

  13. Courtney, hope you enjoy it!

  14. Yum! Talk about comfort food, can't wait to test out this recipe as I too have been a huge fan of twice-baked potatoes since as long as I can remember. Cauliflower is an interesting choice I'd like to try.

  15. Katie, I am fascinated that they don't have fluffy baking potatoes in France. The waxy potatoes are so much better for South Beach. I think this will be great with yogurt; hope you enjoy!

  16. We love twice-baked potatoes – but we can't get fluffy baking potatoes here so it just doesn't work. This wood!(With French modifications of course – we don't have lo-fat stuff, so I would use yogurt…..)

  17. Jeanette, I would still consider it a bit of a splurge, even though I used all low-fat products. But well worth it. Hope you can figure out a dairy-free version.

    CJ, I know, I'm just cruel aren't I? I ate the very last of it for breakfast yesterday, sigh.

  18. How dare you wave that cheesy-bacony cauliflower under my nose when I'm going through post-Thanksgiving rich food withdrawls… *L*

    Oh, this looks so delicious. Give me a week of soups and salads, then this is going on the menu!

    I love cauliflower and this looks awesome.

  19. This is so decadent looking, it's hard to believe it's low-fat! I might have to try making a dairy-free version of this so my son can try it.

  20. Hi Amy. Trust me, this is just absolutely delicious! Even my sister-in-law who "hates" cauliflower loved it.