Loaded Cauliflower Casserole (S)

I know what you’re thinking.  “Jen, there are already many other cauli casserole recipes out there!”  I hear ya, but we each like things our own way when it comes to recipes.  I had posted this recipe quite a while ago in an old post entitled,  “Top 5 “S” Side Dishes”.  I thought this gem of a casserole deserved it’s own post since so many of you go to that post to hunt it down.  Plus, now you’ll have a printable recipe if you have a recipe binder for Trim Healthy Mama that you like to use.  If you like this one, you’ll also love my Loaded Spaghetti Squash Casserole!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 bag cauliflower, cooked  (I think the bags are 12-14 oz)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 pieces bacon or turkey bacon, crisped and diced
  • 3 Tbs. butter (cut into little pieces)

Directions:

Cook one bag of cauliflower until tender and drain well.  I set the cream cheese out early to warm a bit or you could “nuke” it a bit to make it soft. Stir all the ingredients together and place in a pie pan or 9 by 9 baking dish.  I top it with another sprinkle of cheese. Cook at 350 for 30 minutes.  I love mine bubbly and a little browned on top.  I often broil it at the end for the crispy, brown, cheesy top to bubble up just how I like it!

I take this to holiday gatherings a lot!  Just double the recipe for a larger group.  Triple it if it’s a large crowd. Everyone seems to love the recipe.

To make this a full meal, you could add in some protein of your choice.  A favorite of mine is roast beef.  I often have leftovers from a roast.  Shred that yumminess up and add it into the mix.  Chicken is a popular choice as well.

I think cauliflower needs some type of award for the most versatile veggie of all time.  I know the zucchini often tries to take that spot and might cause a close tie, but I <HEART> cauliflower.

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Loaded Cauliflower Casserole (S)
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Loaded Cauliflower Casserole makes a delicious side dish to any "Satisfying" meal!
Ingredients
  • 1 bag cauliflower, cooked (I think the bags are 12-14 oz)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 pieces bacon or turkey bacon, crisped and diced
  • 3 Tbs. butter (cut into little pieces)
Instructions
  1. Cook one bag of cauliflower until tender and drain well.
  2. I set the cream cheese out early to warm a bit or you could "nuke" it a bit to make it soft.
  3. Stir all the ingredients together and place in a pie pan or 9 by 9 baking dish.
  4. I top it with another sprinkle of cheese.
  5. Cook at 350 for 30 minutes.

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Loaded Cauliflower Casserole (S) — 15 Comments

  1. This sounds wonderful! Would there be any problem with using fresh cauliflower and do you think there would be any needed changes if using fresh?

    • [email protected] on said:

      As long as it’s cooked first, I think it would be fine. 🙂

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  3. Is there not enough protein in the cheese and bacon? Could you just add more bacon for extra protein or possibly chucks of beef kielbasa?

    • [email protected] on said:

      Yes, more protein for sure. This is more of a side dish. I’m sure some beef kielbasa or real beef hot dogs would be a good add. 🙂

    • [email protected] on said:

      Sure! It’s a non-starchy veggie! If you read your S chapter of the book it might help explain it more. It’s full of protein and make sure you are subtracting the fiber.

    • [email protected] on said:

      I follow the directions on the bag for the stove. 🙂 If you have fresh, I cook it on the stove, cut into small pieces in some boiling water. I put the lid on and let it boil/steam until soft.

  4. Thank you for making a separate post for this recipe! It is definitely a family favorite and so I was one of the ones who had to hunt it down. 🙂 I have served it to many non-THMer guests with rave reviews. My husband loves to grill a filet and have this with some roasted asparagus – his fav meal. Love it!

    • [email protected] on said:

      I haven’t.

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