Cauliflower baked in a red casserole dish topped with bacon and cheese
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Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole with bacon and cheese is an easy, delicious side dish you can prep ahead.
Prep Time 3 hours 13 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 13 minutes
Author loveonaplate

Ingredients

  • 4 c. cauliflower florets chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 6 oz. cream cheese cut into chunks
  • ¼ c. heavy cream
  • 3 T. unsalted butter softened
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • ½ t. dried dill
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • c. Italian cheese blend shredded
  • 4 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 T. fresh chives chopped

Instructions

  • Place top oven rack in the center position and preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place the cauliflower in a steamer basket on top of a pot with boiling water and steam until fork-tender, around 6-7 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer cauliflower into a cold water bath to prevent further cooking. Drain well and pat dry.
  • Transfer steamed cauliflower to a large bowl and add cream cheese, heavy cream, butter, garlic powder, and dried dill. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine.
  • Transfer to oven-safe casserole dish and top with shredded cheese blend and crumbled bacon. Place in pre-heated oven and roast until cheese is melted and nicely browned on top, around 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately topped with fresh chives. 

Notes

Total Carbs: 5.36g
Fiber: 1.5g
Net Carbs: 3.86g