Go ahead- treat yourself to a dish that is just as yummy and loaded as baked potatoes. Does it taste like potatoes? No, but I promise you, this version is just as delicious and satisfying, but without the high carb count. Add a simple salad and you will have a beautiful, complete meal with very little fuss.
One note before I share the recipe- I have seen this done as mashed cauliflower, but I prefer chunky, hearty foods and not those that have been pureed to within an inch of their life. If you would rather mash for a creamy casserole, then by all means, go ahead. This casserole will still be just as delicious.
OK, one more note- if you do not have an oven, just use your microwave to first cook the cauliflower, as per instructions, and then proceed to cook all of the ingredients together after you have combined them. No oven? No reason not to enjoy a good meal.
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 6 slices bacon cooked to a crisp and broken into small pieces ( you can substitute a good brand of
bacon bits if you don’t have fresh bacon on hand)
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- sour cream and cut chives for topping
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a baking dish with Ghee or you can use a nonstick, non-aerosol spray if you like. Pure avocado oil has a neutral taste and works well.
Chop cauliflower into small pieces. Place it along with 1/4 cup water into a microwave safe dish. Microwave on high for about 6 minutes. Remove and drain cauliflower. Pat with a towel to get rid of excess water.
Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl to combine.
Bake in a prepared oven safe casserole dish for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Top with sour cream, chives and more bacon bits if you like. Serve warm.
That is it! One easy recipe to enjoy! ❤