Bacon and Smoked Gouda Cauliflower Mash (Low Carb and Gluten Free)


Silky, smoky, bacony perfection - your family will request this low-carb and gluten-free side dish recipe over and over again!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
28 mins
Total Time:
38 mins
4 servings


  • 4 slices bacon

  • 4 cups cauliflower florets

  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels; crumble into small pieces.

  2. Combine cauliflower, heavy cream, butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and garlic powder in a pot; bring to a boil. Cook until cauliflower is soft, 18 to 20 minutes.

  3. Transfer cauliflower mixture carefully to a food processor. Add crumbled bacon and smoked Gouda cheese; blend until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
17g Fat
6g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 644mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 47mg 233%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 380mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.