Keto Twice Baked Loaded Mashed Cauliflower

by KetoFocus.com
4.8 Stars (14 Reviews)

Twice baked potatoes was always a favorite side dish. Get excited for Keto Twice Baked Loaded Mashed Cauliflower! It has all the flavors of your the favorite creamy side dish but not all the carbs. Crispy, crumbled bacon, chopped green onions, and cheddar cheese are mixed in fluffy cauliflower faux-tatoes.

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Keto Twice Baked Loaded Mashed Cauliflower Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 1 cup turkey stock or chicken broth
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons ground pork rinds

Keto Twice Baked Loaded Mashed Cauliflower Directions

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Low Carb Loaded Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

bowl of loaded mashed cauliflower Whenever I would see loaded mashed potatoes on a menu, I would order it. This is pre-keto days of course. But I love mashed potatoes and when you add cheese and bacon, they become next level! I had to create a keto friendly loaded faux-tato version and use the ketogenic potato, cauliflower instead! This is recipe for low carb loaded mashed cauliflower is a side dish I like to make around the holidays. It’s so rich and creamy. This twice baked cauliflower is heaven when paired with turkey or prime rib. And it’s lighter and not so heavy compared to regular loaded potatoes. This recipe starts by making my incredible recipe for keto mashed cauliflower. This mashed cauliflower is thick, creamy and doesn’t have that funky cauliflower taste. Then we add my favorite – bacon, green onion and cheddar cheese. Everything gets baked in the oven and the result is creamy, drool-worthy loaded keto cauliflower!! creamy mashed cauliflower

How to Make Thick Mashed Cauliflower

collander with cooked cauliflower in it Achieving thick mashed cauliflower is key to making a loaded keto cauliflower side dish. Cauliflower tends to absorb moisture as it cooks, so it’s important to get out all that excess moisture in order to have thick, creamy cauliflower mash. I like to use a paper towel to do this. Simply place your cooked cauliflower in between sheets of paper towels and press to release the excess fluid. The more moisture you are able to ring out, the thick the cauliflower mash.

Make Ahead Keto Side Dish

You guessed it! You can make this side dish ahead of time which is ideal if you are preparing many recipes for the holidays – like Thanksgiving or Christmas. To make keto loaded mashed cauliflower ahead of time, prepare the mashed cauliflower. Add the bacon, cheese and green onion. Scoop in the casserole dish you wish to bake it in. Then refrigerate until you want to heat it up. On the day of your dinner, cook in a 400 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes.

Mash or Puree Cauliflower

pureed cauliflower in a blender I prefer to use a blender to mix my mashed cauliflower. It’s easy and doesn’t require a lot of time. You can also use a food processor. If you don’t have either of those kitchen appliances, you can use a potato masher to mash up your cauliflower. This produces a more chunky cauliflower mash. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases

Secret to Delicious Mashed Cauliflower

  The secret to the best tasting mashed cauliflower without that funky cauliflower smell is to use chicken broth to cook the cauliflower florets. You can make your own chicken bone broth with chicken legs or chicken feet or you can purchase pre-made bone broth at the store.

Variations

If you love variations in recipes, try adding the following to your keto loaded cauliflower:
  • cayenne pepper
  • roasted garlic
  • blue cheese
  • sour cream
  • cream cheese

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Twice Baked Loaded Mashed Cauliflower

Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 272
Fat 21g
Protein 15g
Total Carbs 7g
Net Carbs 4.8g

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1 Comment

  1. I can’t wait to try this recipe with your tips & tricks. I’ve got some mashed potato extract that I wanted to try too! Haven’t been a fan of the cauli-taste but with strong seasonings it’s tolerable (Spanish Rice).

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