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Keto Twice Baked Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

 

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This is one of my favorite keto recipes, I make it at least once a week. If you are missing potatoes in your diet this is a great replacement, you may never want another potato again!

Keto Twice Baked Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Makes 9 servings

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 183

Fat per serving: 14g

Carbs per serving: 7g (5 net carbs)

Protein per serving: 9g

Ingredients

  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 4 oz. full fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup full fat sour cream6 slices of bacon
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup full fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder / or 1-2 cloves of fresh pressed garlic.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • (To make this recipe extra creamy, add 1 tbs of heavy whipping cream when adding ingredients, this will add 11 calories per serving to the macros listed. )

Instructions

  1. Fry 6 pieces of bacon. (Tip: You can use bacon bits if you're in a hurry!)
  2. Cut out stem and core from cauliflower, and chop into small pieces.
  3. Cook cauliflower in a large pot of boiling salted water until cauliflower is tender. (15-20mins)
  4. Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  5. In a large mixing bowl add cream cheese, sour cream, green onions, parmesan cheese and 4 pieces of chopped fully cooked bacon. (Add optional heavy whipping cream for a creamier consistency)
  6. Drain cauliflower well, then pour over top of the ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  7. Mash with potato masher/mixing whisk, until the consistency is to your liking.
  8. Spread evenly in a medium-sized (8x8) casserole dish.
  9. Top with cheddar cheese and two pieces of chopped bacon.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350F/180C
  11. Enjoy!
https://ketokarma.com/keto-twice-baked-cauliflower-casserole-recipe/

 

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95 Comments

  • Reply
    Cina
    July 19, 2015 at 4:44 am

    I can’t wait to make this!

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      diana
      July 7, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      I made this last night, it was absolutely DELICIOUS, I will be making it again and again

      • Reply
        Suzanne
        July 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm

        Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it!

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    Gwendolyn
    August 24, 2015 at 1:30 am

    I just made this for the first time. It was delicious!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      October 15, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      Awesome, so glad you enjoyed it!

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    Jessica
    August 24, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    I made this tonight and it was a hit! Even my family who isn’t eating Keto enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      September 15, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Thank you so much! Glad everyone loved it!

  • Reply
    Steve
    September 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Your recipe seems as it will fit perfectly in my Keto lifestyle adventure. I am not much of a cook but I can follow directions well. Keep up the good work.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      September 15, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it!

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    Nathavia Smith
    October 5, 2015 at 2:27 am

    I made this tonight and the pizza… Awesome

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      October 12, 2015 at 5:09 am

      Glad you liked it!

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    t_getsfit
    October 14, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Ohhh emmmmm geeeee I think I’m in love! IDK why it took me so long to try this recipe. It will be a Iife saver for sure!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      October 15, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      Haha! Thank you so much!

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    MistyBeau
    October 31, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Made this last week and it was delicious so thanks for great recipe idea. It got me thinking about making a broccoli and blue cheese version too so I’ll give that a try some time.

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    Heidi
    November 5, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Hi Suzanne! This looks delicious. I noticed it says serves 9, dumb request but, but any chance you could estimate serving size into a cup serving for me? My hubby and I just started keto, and I’m trying to be very particular on our servings.

    Thank you 🙂

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      November 9, 2015 at 6:52 am

      Hey, I’m really sorry but I haven’t measured. I just bake it and then cut it into 9 squares. Next time I make it ill measure it and let you know!

      • Reply
        Sylvia
        January 7, 2016 at 2:39 am

        I’m pretty sure I had more than a serving tonight. Wow!!! This is soooooo good!!

        • Reply
          Suzanne
          January 11, 2016 at 10:35 pm

          Thank you!! So glad you enjoyed it!

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    Denise
    November 10, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Made this tonight for the first time, it is delicious!! Thanks for sharing and continue your great work. A true inspiration!!

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    Jennifer DelSesto
    November 16, 2015 at 12:05 am

    I made this this evening and it was a hit! I probably had more than 1 serving worth since it was so good. My husband, who is non-keto, absolutely loved it! The kids, not so much, but they at least tried it. I served it with grilled brats. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I am hoping to weigh in tomorrow at an even 25 pounds lost.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      November 20, 2015 at 3:00 am

      Thank you so much! Kids can be funny about new recipes! Luckily my daughter loves it! Congrats on your weight loss!!

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    Patricia
    November 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Although I was a little skeptical about this (due to a bombed garlic mashed fauxtatoes recipe), I made this yesterday for Thanksgiving and it was delicious. Even my hubby love it! Thank you for sharing this tasty recipe.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      January 4, 2016 at 6:07 am

      So glad you liked it! Thank you!

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    Jessika
    December 11, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I’m about to give this a try, but wondering how well it stores. We are only two so there are often leftovers but not quite sure how well this will do reheated or frozen.

    What do you suggest?

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      January 4, 2016 at 6:00 am

      It reheats very well, but doesn’t do as well with being frozen and then defrosted. Sadly cauliflower just holds a lot of water so when you thaw it turns soupy. That being said it lasts in the fridge a few days and does great with reheating.

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    Amanda
    January 4, 2016 at 3:26 am

    Amazing!! So good! And I was able to import the recipe right into MyFitnesspal. Thank you!!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      January 4, 2016 at 6:13 am

      Great! Thank you!

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    Kirra
    January 5, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I made this 3 days ago and my husband and I just finished the last of it tonight. After dinner he looked at me with sad eyes and said “..no more cauliflower?” from a man who has never eaten it in his life. This will become a weekly regular in our house. Thanks for sharing it!!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      January 11, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      Haha! Awesome! Glad you both love it!

  • Reply
    Nikki
    January 25, 2016 at 4:57 am

    I tried this tonight and absolutely loved it! As did my cauliflower-hating family! Thank you!!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      January 27, 2016 at 4:53 am

      Haha! Awesome, Thank you!

  • Reply
    Ellen K
    February 2, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    This was my dinner tonight! I made it to be a side dish, but I loved it so much and one serving was so filling!!!! Delicious! Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      February 7, 2016 at 12:24 am

      Thank you so much!

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  • Reply
    Amy Little
    February 18, 2016 at 2:47 am

    Could you use riced cauliflower from Trader Joe’s instead of steaming your own cauliflower?

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      February 18, 2016 at 2:51 am

      I generally use fresh with this recipe.

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    Liz Sanocki
    February 19, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Omg … this recipe is amazing! So delicious.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      February 19, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Jerica
    February 21, 2016 at 3:58 am

    Could you use low fat cream cheese and sour cream? That’s what I have in my fridge. I can always go buy more though. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      February 24, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      You can, just check the sugar content.

  • Reply
    Jeannine Q
    March 5, 2016 at 1:21 am

    I made this tonight and it was a huge hit with my 9 year old!
    I call that a major success

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      March 6, 2016 at 2:23 am

      Awesome! So happy to hear that! My little one loves it too!

  • Reply
    Sandra
    March 16, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    My husband and I started out keto journey about two weeks ago, I think it’s safe to safe this is going to become a go-to dish in our house. It’s so good, thank you for sharing 😊

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      March 18, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Awesome, thanks so much!

  • Reply
    Christina
    March 21, 2016 at 1:13 am

    We made this tonight and it was amazing! We doubled the cauliflower (two heads) and increased the rest of the ingredients by about 1.5X. This is definitely going into the rotation. Such a yummy dish, thank you for sharing!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      March 21, 2016 at 7:44 am

      Thanks so much!

      • Reply
        Connie
        August 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm

        I just found out about the keto diet and I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • Reply
    Claudia
    March 21, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    HUGE hit! This was amazing.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      April 12, 2016 at 6:04 am

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply
    Jules Bianchi
    March 21, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    I just tried this recipe and noticed that although you call for garlic or garlic powder, the instructions never say when to add it. When are you supposed to add it? Also, what is the consistency supposed to be like when its baked? I can’t tell if its done!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      April 12, 2016 at 6:13 am

      You add the garlic with all of the other ingredients right before you pour the cauliflower on top. The consistency is up to you, but I like for it to be smooth, so I boil the cauliflower for about 18-20 mins. Baking it is just to melt the cheese and warm it through, so 15 mins at 350 is perfect. Enjoy!

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    Lisa
    March 26, 2016 at 12:59 am

    WOW, that is SO good, thank you!!!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      March 28, 2016 at 5:49 am

      Thank you!!

  • Reply
    Jessica Lebrun
    March 27, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    I just wanted to say thank you for giving us so much of yourself and your “gems” to success. As someone who has very little time but much energy towards this journey I greatly appreciate all you do to help others like myself that you barely know.
    Karma indeed should have your address.
    Best

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      March 28, 2016 at 5:49 am

      Aw, thank you so much! You made my day! Keep in touch!

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    Crystal
    April 26, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    This was AMAZING!!!! I plan to make it once a week also! Thank you! I was wondering if you remember what you did food wise the first 10 weeks? I’m having a hard time staying within my macros especially carbs. Please let me know. Thanks!

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    Samantha
    May 24, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Have you ever frozen this dish? Wondering how well it’d hold up and how I’d reheat it. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      May 24, 2016 at 6:35 am

      I have, and I wasn’t a fan. Mine came out really soupy when I tried to reheat it. : (

  • Reply
    Ginger
    June 23, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Excellent every single time!!! I’ve made it 4 time this month, my family loves it! Thank you!

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    Karen Bessel
    June 27, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I’m not a veggie fan but I’m following the keto WOE and I’d like to incorporate more veggies. I was looking for a fauxtato recipe and I tried this one yesterday.

    The texture of the cauliflower was a little “grainy”, for lack of a better word, and I expected it to be more creamy. I used full fat cream cheese, full fat sour cream, and a splash of heavy cream (didn’t have time to measure because I’d already drained the cauli).

    Do you think that I didn’t cook the cauliflower long enough? What’s the best way to test that it’s tender enough?

    I’m going to try it again because it is so simple and I want to get it right. A side dish that I can scoop and reheat – yes please!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      June 28, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      Try boiling the cauliflower on high for 20 mins. That will make it a lot softer.

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    Jenn
    July 4, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    I accidentally added the cheddar cheese into the mixture and then just sprinted some on top with the bacon! It’s baking now I hope it comes out good I’m bringing it to a 4 th of July cookout mainly so I have something to go with my burger!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      July 15, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      Cheese usually makes things better, so I’m sure it will come out just fine! : )

    • Reply
      Kelly
      September 3, 2016 at 3:25 am

      I did the same thing!

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    Lynn
    July 18, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Have you ever used the fresh cauliflower rice from Trader Joe’s to make this? It’s a 16oz bag… would that be enough for a batch?

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      July 23, 2016 at 1:47 am

      I have once, I would say 1.5-2 bags is about right.

  • Reply
    Gulena
    August 6, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    I am starting Keto, and I was trying to get enough recipes together to last 2 weeks I intend to recycle the same recipes every two weeks

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    Kelly
    September 3, 2016 at 3:24 am

    Wow it’s amazing. I bet by boyfriend won’t even know they’re not potatoes when I put them on his plate. You are such an inspiration. Thanks for all your posts and recipes.

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    Suzanne O.
    September 5, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Well, I admit I misread the instructions and put the shredded cheddar in with everything else. So, I added a bit more to the top before baking. This was AWESOME!!!!!!

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    Sam
    September 24, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    This is delicious thank you I was getting really bored with my usual food and will definitely do this again. I added some Stilton as I didn’t have parmesan. worked out really well :0)

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    Monique
    September 29, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Thank you. I loved this. You’really amazing. I wanna be amazing like you.

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    Miyuki
    November 4, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Just made this today and I love it!! Will definitely make this weekly. I started Keto in early September after finding your videos and I’m down 30lbs! Your recipes and videos have really helped and inspired me. I can’t thank you enough!

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    Patty Sisk
    November 5, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    I am trying to plan ahead and prepare ahead for Thanksgiving. Can this dish be made ahead and frozen? Thank you!

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      Suzanne
      December 27, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      It doesn’t reheat very well from frozen, so I recommend cooking it fresh!

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    Becky
    November 14, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Could you put this in a slow cooker on low? Making for Thanksgiving and oven space is at a premium.

    Thanks !

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      December 27, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      That should be fine on low!

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    Bernadette Wheeler
    November 18, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I just wanted to say that of all the mashed cauliflower casseroles I’ve made this one is by far the very best. Superbly delicious.

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    Elizabeth
    November 24, 2016 at 3:24 am

    I made this for a staff thanksgiving luncheon, and I have things prepped to make again for Thankgiving tomorrow! It’s a GREAT substitute for mashed potatoes. Thank you so much for this recipe!!!

    BTW, I used a handheld beater to “mash” the cauliflower mixture, which was super quick and easy.

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    Jessica
    November 28, 2016 at 12:48 am

    I made this and I’m definitely not a cauliflower taste fan, when it first came out of the oven i thought it didn’t taste all that great as the cauliflower taste was strong. However I had made it as lunch prep for the coming week so I served it out into little containers with cut up sausage and put it in the fridge. Re-heated at work today and it was much better! it had lost a little of the cauliflower taste and was perfect with the beef sausage, also not too soggy, no extra liquid really came out but I made sure to not freeze any portions as you mentioned it didn’t freeze well. Thank you for the recipe, it is so hard sometimes to find recipes that are suitable for people who need to make lunches for the whole week in advance, and I also don’t feed a family, just myself, so it can be disheartening when every recipe serves 6+! I think i will make this recipe again.

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    Kim
    December 10, 2016 at 1:11 am

    Gonna chop and add some jalapeños

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    amanda
    December 24, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Just wondered what to do with the garlic we cut up? Does it get mixed in or put on top with cheese?

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      Suzanne
      December 27, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      Mixed in : )

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    Julie
    December 31, 2016 at 2:04 am

    This recipe is what will help me keep eating keto! SO good! This will definitely be a regular in my house.

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    Cherie
    January 30, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I am pregnant and diabetic and I am so glad I found this recipe. I have made it twice now and my husband and I both love it. It has helped keep my blood sugar nice and low. This will become a weekly regular even after the baby is born. Thank you!

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    Heather Carmichael
    February 12, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    This is delicious! I made it with two bags of Cauliflower Rice from Trader Joe’s (just heated it up in saucepan) and mistakenly added the cup of cheddar cheese to mixture, however it was DELICIOUS! Very decadent and consistency of mashed potatoes. A+++

    Heather

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    vegketoer
    February 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Hi! I made this yesterday, with some modifications due to the ingredients that I had at hand. It turned out pretty awesome and I can’t believe how simple it was to put this together! I’m going to experiment more with casseroles 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Chrystal
    February 23, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    This is in the oven right now! It smells delicious, can’t wait to taste it.

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    Alison
    April 7, 2017 at 2:52 am

    This was super delicious! Even my fiancé liked it and asked for it to be packed in his lunch… and he always says he can’t stand cauliflower! I will absolutely be making this again!

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    Courtney
    October 5, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I just found your website. I can’t wait to read more about your weight loss journey. My hubby and I started the keto diet about 6 weeks ago. I’m at 17 lbs lost! Feels awesome!!

    This looks like a great recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

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    Arantza Asali
    October 11, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I’ve been seeing you make this for a while now and can’t wait to give it a shot myself! Looks amazing.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      October 11, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      I hope you love it!

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