Life, Books, & Loves Presents: Low Carb – Loaded Mashed Cauliflower Casserole

Life, Books, & Loves Presents: Low Carb - Loaded Mashed Cauliflower Casserole

[b]Low Carb – Loaded Mashed Cauliflower Casserole[/b]
Recipe Type: Healthy
Cuisine: American
Author: Monique Austin
Serves: 6
[i]If you are watching your carb intake and have given up on potatoes, then I have the substitute for you…it is a smash of cauliflower and loaded mashed potatoes with very little carbs per serving. It is so good that my children ask for it all the time and my non-veggie lovers also ask for the recipe![/i]
Ingredients
  • 1 Medium Organic Cauliflower Head[br]
  • 1/4 cup Bobs Red Mill Potato Flakes, or instant of your choice[br]
  • ½ cup of Horizon Organic Sour Cream[br]
  • 1 cup grated Horizon Organic Cheddar Cheese[br]
  • 3 tablespoons Kerrygold Irish Unsalted Butter[br]
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tones Garlic Powder[br]
  • 6 slices cooked crumbled Applegate Naturals Uncured Sunday Bacon[br]
  • 2 teaspoons Tones Chopped Dry Chives[br]
  • Himalayan Pink Salt, to taste[br]
  • Tones Restaurant Ground Black Pepper, to taste[br]
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.[br]
  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer.[br]
  3. Bring water to a boil.[br]
  4. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until tender, approximately 15-20 minutes.[br]
  5. Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl, and use a potato masher or fork to mash until the cauliflower mixture is fluffy.[br]
  6. Then add the following to the bowl of cauliflower: mashed potato flakes, sour cream, butter, and garlic powder.[br]
  7. Add half the cheddar cheese, half the bacon, and half of the chives, mix by hand until everything is incorporate, and then season with salt and black pepper as needed.[br]
  8. Pour mixture into a baking dish and sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives on top of the dish [b]OR[/b] divide into six even portions, which should be approximately 1/3-1/2 cup.[br]
  9. Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melts, about 10 minutes. (Note: The time may be less, if making individual portions.)
Serving size: 6 Calories: 226 Fat: 18 Saturated fat: 11 Unsaturated fat: 2 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 9 Sugar: 3 Sodium: 589 Fiber: 2 Protein: 9 Cholesterol: 50
Notes
A Single Serving is approximately 1/3-1/2 cup and the Nutrition Fact table is base on the ingredients I used in the recipe.