Loaded Cauliflower


Loaded Cauliflower

If you are sick of mac and cheese or potatoes but still want a hearty side, try this delicious recipe that will make everyone want to eat their vegetables. This healthy, loaded cauliflower with cheddar cheese tastes like a loaded potato without the carbs, and it’s the ultimate side for keto diets.‎
Keyword keto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 199kcal


  • 1lb cauliflower florettes
  • 4oz sour cream
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices cooked bacon crumbled
  • 2 tbsp snipped chives
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut the cauliflower into florettes and add them to a microwave safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cover with cling film. Microwave for 5-8 minutes, depending on your microwave, until completely cooked and tender. Drain the excess water and let sit uncovered for a minute or two. (Alternately, steam your cauliflower the conventional way. You may need to squeeze a little water out of the cauliflower after cooking.)
  • Add the cauliflower to a food processor and process until fluffy. Add the butter, garlic powder, and sour cream and process until it resembles the consistency of mashes potatoes. Remove the mashed cauliflower to a bowl and add most of the chives, saving some to add to the top later. Add half of the cheddar cheese and mix by hand. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Top the loaded cauliflower with the remaining cheese, remaining chives and bacon. Put back into the microwave to melt the cheese or place the cauliflower under the broiler for a few minutes.
  • I visually divide the cauliflower into sixths. Serving size is approximately 1/3-1/2 cup.


Nutrition Facts
Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2g
Fat: 17gProtein: 8g
Saturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 46mg
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 242mg
Monounsaturated Fat: 5gPotassium: 291mg
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