Loaded Baked Cauliflower Casserole is a healthy alternative to the classic loaded baked potato. Cauliflower is cooked to perfection with cheesy goodness that melts into all the nooks and crannies. Our low calorie cauliflower casserole will be a favorite side dish recipe in no time!
Baked Cauliflower Casserole Recipe
How’s your New Year’s resolution to eat healthy going for you? I understand. No worries, because once you taste Loaded Baked Cauliflower Casserole you’ll be back on track in no time! Oven-roasted cauliflower is cooked to perfection with cheesy goodness that melts into all the nooks and crannies.
Studded with bits of crispy turkey bacon and scallions, this creamy cauliflower casserole really is the healthy alternative to the classic loaded baked potato that you’ve been looking for! Cauliflower is low in fat, calories and carbs. The bacon is low fat turkey bacon and the cheeses and sour cream are all reduced fat. The result? A twice baked cauliflower casserole that is guaranteed to become your soon-to-be favorite healthiest indulgent casserole of the new year!
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Cauliflower is cooked to perfection with cheesy goodness that melts into all the nooks and crannies. Cauliflower Casserole is a healthy alternative to the classic loaded baked potato.
- 1 head (about 1 1/2 lbs.) cauliflower, trimmed and cut into small florettes, 6 cups
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 2 cups shredded low fat cheddar cheese, divided
- 1 cup low fat sour cream
- 4 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
- 4 slices crisp-cooked turkey bacon, chopped
- 4 scallions, sliced on diagonal
Preheat oven to 425F. Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Toss cauliflower, oil, garlic powder, kosher salt and pepper until evenly coated and bake, covered, 30 minutes until tender-crisp.
Meanwhile, in small bowl combine 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and cream cheese until blended.
Reduce oven temperature to 375F.
Remove casserole dish from oven and carefully uncover. Stir in cheese mixture until cauliflower is evenly coated. Top with remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
Bake, uncovered, additional 25 minutes or until tender, hot and bubbly.
Top with bacon and scallions.
Makes 6 servings.
*Make it mashed! Prepare recipe up until Step 5, cooking 45 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. After removing casserole dish from the oven, mash the cauliflower using a potato masher. Then stir in cheese mixture and top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Return to oven as instructed in Step 6.