Loaded cauliflower bake is super EASY and packed with lots of yummy flavors. It’s the perfect low carb side dish you have been waiting for. You can serve it to go compliment any of your meals, or it’s so tasty you can eat it on its own. Either way, you are going to love every bite .
I don’t always eat a low carb diet, but there are times when I feel like cutting back a little. So, I started experimenting with some low carb recipes to see if I could get them to taste like what I am accustomed to! Guess what, while it’s not perfect; this potato substitute is as close as I could get to the real thing and it’s great.
You will find that even your kids will eat this recipe and won’t even have a clue that it’s full of healthy food! If you have ever struggled to get them to eat cauliflower, that will be a thing of the past. I mean it has bacon and cheese, so how can they not love it?
2 Small heads of cauliflower cut into florets
3 tbsp Flour
2 tbsp Butter unsalted
3 Cloves minced garlic
2 c Milk
1 ½ c Shredded cheddar cheese
2 oz Cream cheese softened
6 Slices bacon cooked and crumbled
¼ c Chopped green onions
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large pot, bring the cauliflower florets in salted water to a boil for 3 minutes. Drain completely, and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
Add in the garlic, and cook for 30 seconds.
Sprinkle in the flour and cook for a few minutes, stirring often.
Slowly whisk in the milk, and cook to thicken.
Add in the cream cheese, and stir until melted completely.
Remove the thickened mixture from the heat, and add in 1 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese, as well as salt and pepper to taste.
Place the drained cauliflower in a greased casserole dish.
Pour the cheese sauce over top of the cauliflower, and toss to coat.
Add ¾ of the crumbled bacon and chopped green onions, stirring to mix well.
Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of cheddar cheese on top of the cauliflower.
Top the mixture with the remaining crumbled bacon and chopped green onions.
Bake for 30 minutes until bubbly and slightly browned on the top.