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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, 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.
  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.

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

  1. Kalyn, I just found your blog. Thank you for giving South Beach suggestions. I've been off and on South Beath Diet for 10 years, and I try to stay with the lifestyle chages they suggest, but I LOVE food, and its hard to say no.

  2. I've made this several times and loved it. Today, I went to the store to get a couple ingredients, and they were out of parmesan, so I got Romano. I think it made it even more flavorful!

  3. Mines in the oven right now! Can't wait to try it, it looks delicious

  4. Mine is in the oven now!! I left put the green onions, but otherwise followed the recipe. Can't wait to try it again!

  5. Nana, so glad you enjoyed it!

  6. My DIL made this for our Christmas get-together and it was super yummy. I'm going to make it for New Years Day dinner. Bsince I am diabetic and keep my carbs low, this recipe is perfect for me!!

  7. Joanna, I love the sound of your lighter version; going to try it!

  8. Amazing recipe! I didn't have the cream cheese but I had Laughing Cow Swiss wedges and used four of them instead. I also had to substitute the sour cream with plain Greek yogurt. Amazingly, they all worked out deliciously. Thanks for the great recipe. It will be on my Christmas dinner table.

  9. I've made this twice and seem to love it even more the second time! AMAZING!! This will forever be a go to side dish in my home. THANK YOU!

  10. OMG this sounds wonderful will be trying it this weekend thanks so much for sharing your great food ideas

  11. How fun to hear that! I love getting people to like vegetables they had not previously been fans of. (And I'm lucky to have a great web designer to help me with getting my photo to show up in Google.)

  12. Kalyn, I had to tell you that I really liked your recipe and actually went for seconds. The things is as a kid I would refuse to eat cauliflower and even as an adult it's not something that makes it on my shopping list.

    I needed a side dish and at a moments notice tossed a head in the shopping cart. Even on the way home I thought to myself what a stupid thing to do. It probably will get all moldy before I do anything.

    Once home, I googled Cauliflower recipes and saw your face next to the google post ( your SEO tagging works like a charm) and decided to try your recipe.

    Everyone loved it – including me! 🙂 Thanks!

  13. I will definitely be trying this with the head of cally I have in my fridge. I would like to add that you consider subbing out the the sour cream with low fat Greek yogurt. It has many health benefits and I have found that it is almost undetectable as a substitute. Perhaps you may want to drain it a bit in this recipe though. Thanks for the recipe.

  14. We made this last night and it was delicious…I will not only add to our monthly rotation, but also to my Thanksgiving table. I didn't use as much cheddar since I didn't have much in the house, also used 1/3 less fat cream cheese…YUM!

    Also, does it bug you that people look at a recipe and say "oh looks good?" I just don't get it…make the recipe and then comment…oh well, just a minor pet peeve of mine:)

  15. Mamak, so glad you are enjoying the recipes!

  16. I think I've died and gone to SBD heaven!! I made this for dinner tonight as a side dish to accompany chicken breasts grilled with red peppers and onions. Even the non-dieters in this house loved it! This dish will remain in my regular dinner rotation. Thanks so much for all the good recipes, and please keep'em coming! BTW, the Marinated Flank Steak was also a hit around here!

  17. oh my! this looks delish!

  18. Theresa, glad you enjoyed it!

  19. Absolutely fabulous! I did microwave the cauliflower, just longer than normal. I also used a food processor, but was careful not to puree it. Thanks for the recipe!

  20. Glad we're on the same wavelength.