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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, Loaded Baked Cauliflower Casserole really is the healthy alternative to the classic loaded baked potato that you've been looking for!
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3.62 from 26 votes

Loaded Baked Cauliflower Casserole

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked cauliflower, cauliflower casserole, loaded baked cauliflower
Servings: 6
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Makes 6 servings.
Variations
Make it a loaded mashed cauliflower casserole!
  • Prepare recipe up until Step 5, cooking 45 minutes or until cauliflower is tender.
  • After removing the 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 the oven as instructed in Step 6.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
  • Delicious with broccoli too!
  • Use minced fresh garlic in place of the garlic powder
  • Make with shredded mozzarella cheese

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 721mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 388IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 1mg