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Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 334kcal


  • 24 Ounces Cauliflower florets (about 2 small heads of cauliflower)
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/3 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 1/2 Cup Keto Milk I use unsweetened/plain almond milk to save carbs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Tabasco
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese divided
  • 2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper freshly ground
  • 6 Slices Bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Green Onions
  • 1/4 cup parmesan grated


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Prep cauliflower. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Once boiling, add cauliflower florets (24 ounces) and soften for 3-6 minutes -- you'll know they're done once they're fork-tender. Drain water, and wrap drained cauliflower in clean kitchen towels while we prep the rest. Once cool enough to handle, give the cauliflower a gentle squeeze to release as much liquid as possible, without mushing the cauliflower.
  • Make the sauce. Heat a medium oven-safe pan over medium heat. Add butter (2 tablespoons) once melted add minced garlic (3 cloves) and cook until fragrant (about 2 minutes). Add the xanthan gum (1/4 teaspoon) and whisk until it dissolves into the butter. Add heavy cream (1/3 cup), almond milk (1 1/2 cup), cream cheese (4 ounces), tabasco (1/2 teaspoon ), salt (2 teaspoons), and pepper (1/2 teaspoon), and bring to a simmer. Whisk until cream cheese completely dissolves. Remove from heat, and add 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese completely dissolves. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.
  • Combine. Add the cauliflower back to the pot with cheese sauce, along with 1/2 of the bacon and green onions. Stir to coat the cauliflower. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese, parmesan (1/4 cup), and remaining bacon on top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese on top has melted. Sprinkle with the remaining green onions, and enjoy!


Calories: 334kcal | Total Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 29g | Sodium: 1045mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Net Carbs: 5g

Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com