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The Best Loaded Cauliflower Bake with Cheddar and Bacon

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This Loaded Cauliflower Bake with Cheddar and Bacon is the creamiest casserole in the world and my favorite comfort food. Whether if you are making it for a weeknight dinner or for holidays, it’s the best way to get everyone to enjoy vegetables. Enjoy a delicious, irresistible, extremely easy to make cauliflower keto casserole that’s super low in carbs.

keto cauliflower casserole with ceddar and bacon

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole is one of my favorite side dishes for Thanksgiving, and it’s loved by my entire family (even the kids eat it).

What’s not to love? This recipe has tons of cheddar cheese, cream, and bacon. Super creamy Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole!

Watch the video below to see how easy is to make this loaded cauliflower bake!

Casseroles are great for meal prep and keep me on track even on the busiest days of the week. You have to try my breakfast veggie loaded casserole. It’s a game-changer!

You’ll love this Cauliflower Bake with Cheddar and Bacon even if cauliflower it’s not your favorite vegetable. It’s super indulgent and filled with all the good stuff: cheddar, bacon, cream, and green onion.

Ingredients for Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

To make this fantastic cauliflower casserole you’ll need a few ingredients that happen to be very low in carbs. This Cauliflower casserole is naturally gluten-free. Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • 1 small steamed cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup water or broth
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1 green onion stalk, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
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How to make Loaded Cauliflower Casserole?

Once you have all the ingredients ready, all you have to do is to steam the cauliflower florets, make the fabulous low carb garlic-infused cheesy sauce and combine them into a casserole dish. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, and it’s ready to serve.

  1. Start by preheating the oven and cooking the bacon until crispy.
  2. To make the cheesy sauce I melt the butter in a non-stick pan and then cook the garlic until fragrant. Then, I pour heavy cream, incorporate the cream cheese and cheddar. It’s important to season the cauliflower with salt and black pepper.
  3. I add all the steamed cauliflower into a casserole dish and pour in the decadent cheesy sauce making sure all the florets are covered.
  4. Transfer the steamed cauliflower into a 9X13 inch casserole dish. Mix in the bacon and green onion. Feel free to substitute with parsley or coriander (if you’re a fan)
  5. Stir all the ingredients until the sauce is well distributed — top with the remaining cheddar cheese. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes. Serve hot!
cheesy cauliflower bake

Is cauliflower a good vegetable for the keto diet?

Cauliflower is a non-starchy cruciferous vegetable that’s perfect for eating on a ketogenic diet. One cup of chopped cauliflower has 5g net carbs, 2.1g fiber, and only 2.9g net carbs.

On the blog, you can find a few interesting cauliflower recipes that are perfect for a low carb diet: cauliflower rice or creamy cauliflower mashed potatoes.

cheesy cauliflower bake with bacon and cream cheese
keto cauliflower casserole
1.5 from 8 votes

The Best Loaded Cauliflower Bake with Cheddar and Bacon

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, cauliflower
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com
This Loaded Cauliflower Bake with Cheddar and Bacon is the creamiest casserole in the world and my favorite comfort food. Weather if you are making it for a weeknight dinner or for holidays, it’s the best way to get everyone to enjoy vegetables. 

Ingredients


  • 1 small steamed cauliflower chopped into florets (about 1 pound)
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup water or broth
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 3 tbsp green onion chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  • Cook the bacon until crispy. Set aside on paper towels.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and melt the butter. Cook the garlic for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the heavy cream and water and bring to a boil.
  • Incorporate the cream cheese and continue stirring.
  • Add 1 cup of cheddar cheese into the cream cheese mixture and stir until completely melted.
  • Season the cheese sauce with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Transfer the steamed cauliflower into a 9X13-inch casserole dish.
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the cauliflower. Add the green onion and chopped bacon.
  • Stir all the ingredients until the sauce is well distributed — top with the remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes. Serve hot!

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
290kcal
Total Carbs
3g
Net Carbs
3g
Protein
9g
Fat
26g
Fiber
Sugar
1g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

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The Best Loaded Cauliflower Bake with Cheddar and Bacon

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One comment
  1. 5 stars
    Good morning Ioana,

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I made it exactly as directed and it was absolutely delicious!


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