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Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

A game changer for the cauliflower hater in the family. This Loaded Cauliflower Casserole is low on carbs, and high on flavor.

I have to say this Loaded Cauliflower Casserole is going to be on my holiday table because it’s worthy of being shared with all your loved ones.

A game changer for the cauliflower hater in the family. This Loaded Cauliflower Casserole is low on carbs, and high on flavor.


There’s always room for a new side dish on the table, and this one is so good that it will stand the test of time as a keeper. It dresses up the the pot luck buffet with all the flavor and color you can ask for in a side dish. It’s defiantly not the same ole mushy thing that everyone walks right by.

It might even be a game changer for the cauliflower hater in the family. Plus it’s low on carbs, and high on flavor.

But this is not just a pretty dish. The cauliflower is tossed in a creamy ranch sauce, covered with melted cheese, and topped with crispy bacon.

I’ve made it twice just in the last couple weeks, it’s so good, and I don’t normally repeat a recipe that often. I’m always on the lookout for something different to try, but I have to say this one is going to be on my holiday table because it’s worthy of being shared with all your loved ones.

Another favorite side dish with lots of flavor and color is this Southwest Corn Salad with Honey Lime Dressing. It’s more for when the weather warms up, but another show stopper for a pot luck.

I’m even thinking of turning this into a main dish by adding some shredded rotisserie chicken. That actually sounds pretty good, we’ll see how it goes.

A game changer for the cauliflower hater in the family. This Loaded Cauliflower Casserole is low on carbs, and high on flavor.


What can you serve with this Loaded Cauliflower Casserole?

A game changer for the cauliflower hater in the family. This Loaded Cauliflower Casserole is low on carbs, and high on flavor.

Some tips:

  • If you prefer you can roast the cauliflower (25-30 minutes at 400) rather than steam it before adding the ranch cream sauce.
  • You could used yogurt instead of mayonnaise and sour cream, or even vegan mayo.
  • You can mix half of the bacon in with the cauliflower and top with the other half.
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Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A game changer for the cauliflower hater in the family. This Loaded Cauliflower Casserole is low on carbs, and high on flavor.

Ingredients

  • 6-8 slices bacon (cut 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1 large head cauliflower (cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons Ranch seasoning (I used from a Ranch Dip Packet)
  • 4 scallions (sliced thinly)
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Colby Monterey Jack Cheese Blend
  • Fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° and spray a casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 8 minutes. Remove to paper towels.
  3. Add the cauliflower to a large microwave safe bowl along with about 1/4 cup of water (enough to cover the bottom of the bowl). Cover with a plate and steam in microwave for 3-4 minutes or until cauliflower is just tender and drain excess water.
  4. Mix sour cream, mayonnaise ranch seasoning and pepper well and pour over cauliflower and mix really well.
  5. Place in the casserole dish and cover with foil, bake for 20-25 minutes, (until desired tenderness). Uncover and top with cheese and bacon continue baking until cheese is melted about 5-8 minutes and garnish with scallions.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 295Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 45mgSodium 743mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 12g

Nutrition data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix, and should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate.

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A game changer for the cauliflower hater in the family. This Loaded Cauliflower Casserole is low on carbs, and high on flavor.

A game changer for the cauliflower hater in the family. This Loaded Cauliflower Casserole is low on carbs, and high on flavor.

A game changer for the cauliflower hater in the family. This Loaded Cauliflower Casserole is low on carbs, and high on flavor.

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Pam

Sunday 7th of April 2019

Can thus dish be frozen & reheated later?

Mr. Yum

Monday 8th of April 2019

We have never tried doing that. However, nearly all of the ingredients can be found in other frozen dishes, so I do not see a reason why that should be an issue. You may want to drain any excess water from your casserole dish prior to freezing...that is really the only advice I have on it at the moment. If you do try freezing to reheat for later, let us know how it worked out for you, as I am sure there are others who are curious as to how that works out.

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