keto cauliflower bake

Cauliflower bake

This dish is a Keto go to. It is simple ,easy and the whole family will like it. This is one of the dishes I  made for Thanksgiving and It was gone. Even the family members who were not following a Ketosis lifestyle were eating it and remarking how tasty it was. Do not let the fact that it is made with cauliflower deter you from making the dish if you are not a cauliflower fan. Everyone said that they did not even know it was cauliflower and tasted more like potatoes. We have really tried to incorporate more vegetables in to our eating plan so if we make a new vegetables and we do not like it, we try to find a different way to make it to suit our taste. This recipe is a definite win for cauliflower, and was adapted from Naturally cracked on Pinterest.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head of Cauliflower cut into bite size pieces (approx 6 cups)
  • 6-8 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 cups cheddar Cheese (I prefer a strong cheese so I use Old cheddar)Directions:
  1. Turn oven on to 425°
  2. In a large pot bring cauliflower to a boil. Cook for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Drain cauliflower and set aside to cool
  4. Combine 1 cup of cheddar cheese, 1/2 of the crumbled bacon, 1/2 of the chives, sour cream, Mayonnaise, and cauliflower and mix well.
  5. Place the mixture into a baking dish and sprinkle the rest cheese and bacon on top.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes so the cheese will melted.
keto cauliflower bake

keto cauliflower bake

Start with bacon. The recipe calls for 6 to 8 slices cooked and crumbled.When I make bacon I usually just make a whole pan and keep the rest in the fridge in a ziplock baggie. I use bacon several days per week. Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes. A little more or less depending on how well done you like your bacon.

keto cauliflower bake

keto cauliflower bake 

While your bacon is cooking, clean a head of cauliflower and cut in to bite size pieces.
Put them in a pan of water and cook them for about 20 minutes till they start to soften. Drain them and allow to cool completely.

 

keto cauliflower bake

keto cauliflower bake

keto cauliflower bake

keto cauliflower bake

In a bowl place your cooled cauliflower, 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheeses , 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of sourcreme, and half of the bacon crumbled up. Stir until mixed and transfer to a 9X13 baking dish. (  Make sure you read the label for mayonnaise and sour creme. Use full fat for both. Some brands of sour creme have carbs and some do not. Go with the lowest carb for full fat.

keto cauliflower bake

keto cauliflower bake

keto cauliflower bake

keto cauliflower bake

Top this with the rest of the cheese and bacon!

keto cauliflower bake

keto cauliflower bake

Place in the oven and bake at 425 for 15 to 20 minutes.

keto cauliflower bake

keto cauliflower bake

This dish is so very good and warms up great the next day too. You can take this to the office party or a family gathering and be sure you will get asked for the recipe. Do not forget to count the carbs because cauliflower is not carb free. I said this was 8 servings which is about 7 net carbs per serving,  but this could easily be 10 servings since it is a side dish which would lower your carb count. Please let us know if you make this and how you like it or if you change it up at all. Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28 g 43 %
Saturated Fat 11 g 54 %
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 56 mg 19 %
Sodium 415 mg 17 %
Potassium 358 mg 10 %
Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 11 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 11 g 23 %
Vitamin A 10 %
Vitamin C 81 %
Calcium 26 %
Iron 3 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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