A great way to add some zip to your cauliflower. This recipe is low-carb and resembles a loaded potato! Very unique and down right tasty!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until very tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer cauliflower to a bowl, mash, and strain excess water.

  • Mix cauliflower, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, ranch dressing mix, onion powder, and garlic powder together in a 9-inch baking dish; top with butter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, 30 to 45 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

195.9 calories; 8.2 g protein; 9.8 g carbohydrates; 38.4 mg cholesterol; 226.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2014
Made this for dinner tonight, minus the onion powder-we didn't have any and used greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I have 3 kids (7-11) which gobbled it up and asked for seconds-they normally won't eat cauliflower. Will make again and again--thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2015
The first few bites were great but the flavor got rich too fast. I skipped the sour cream and used a hint of ranch dressing (maybe a tablespoon). I may make again and I'm glad I tried it! Read More
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  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2014
Made this for dinner tonight, minus the onion powder-we didn't have any and used greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I have 3 kids (7-11) which gobbled it up and asked for seconds-they normally won't eat cauliflower. Will make again and again--thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2014
Made this for dinner tonight, minus the onion powder-we didn't have any and used greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I have 3 kids (7-11) which gobbled it up and asked for seconds-they normally won't eat cauliflower. Will make again and again--thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2014
One of our favorites! So good. I always double this one since it is so popular. I read some of the reviews and was a bit confused. The recipe clearly calls for steaming first. Perhaps it has been edited? At any rate, this is a must. And as to the mashing, I prefer my dish to be more of a "crumble" than a mash. The object is not to make it smooth, just broken up. I do sometimes sprinkle a bit of extra cheese on top. We like the bubbly cheese topping. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2015
Very easy and delicious. I did not add the ranch dressing mix but instead added bacon bits and sliced green onions. Decadent but at least its low carb, something we need to add more to our diets. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2015
This is delicious and great way to disguise cauliflower if you have picky eaters that wouldn't usually eat it. A couple things I do to make this easier are, run the cauliflower through my food processor and then put it in a microwave safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap and zap it for about 8-10 minutes and let it sit for a couple minutes to steam through. Then I mix all the above ingredients, I substitute plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream for less fat, and bake as directed. Comes out great every time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2014
I steamed the cauliflower in the microwave which expedited that part of the recipe. I'm never totally on board when it comes to mashing cauliflower, since you simply can't get the consistency really as smooth as you can with potatoes. However, I love the fact that this dish is low carb, easy to make, and although I wouldn't go as far as to say it tastes "...like a loaded potato," I positively will say that some of those flavors are in it, and it's a very nice way to style up a cauliflower side dish. Bookchickadee, thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2014
Love this recipe! Took the advice from lutzflcat and steamed the cauliflower first. This dish diasappeared quick! I am making this for Thanksgiving this year and am going to add some fresh broccoli pieces to it. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2015
This recipe was really good. Thoroughly enjoyed it and a great way to eat cauliflower! I made it without the ranch as it sometimes has MSG in it. And added 1/2 tsp of paprika for color. yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2015
Great side dish! I did not mash the cauliflower and it turned out great. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exact. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2015
i make 1 c. sour cream and 1 c. mayo mix w/ green onions and bacon and sliced fresh mushrooms and cheddar cheese mix all add more cheddar and green onions to the top bake for 20 minutes... wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2015
The first few bites were great but the flavor got rich too fast. I skipped the sour cream and used a hint of ranch dressing (maybe a tablespoon). I may make again and I'm glad I tried it! Read More
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