Low-Carb, Twice-Baked Cauliflower Casserole


This healthy cauliflower casserole is a delicious twist and a tasty alternative to a twice-baked potato.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 8-inch dish


  • 1 large head cauliflower, chopped

  • 1 ½ cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup bacon bits (such as Hormel®)

  • ½ (8 ounce) package low-fat cream cheese

  • ½ cup low-fat sour cream

  • ¼ cup minced green onions

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make cauliflower casserole.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add cauliflower and cook until tender, but not overly soft, 3 to 5 minutes.

    Cauliflower cooked until tender.

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  4. Drain well and transfer cauliflower to a large bowl. Use a potato masher to mash cauliflower, leaving some chunks.

    Cauliflower mashed with some chunks left.

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  5. Reserve 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese and 1 tablespoon bacon bits. Mix remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese, remaining bacon bits, cream cheese, sour cream, green onions, butter, salt, and pepper into mashed cauliflower in the bowl.

    Remaining ingredients added to bowl of cauliflower.

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    Ingredients mixed together.

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  6. Transfer mixture to an 8-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle reserved Cheddar cheese and bacon bits on top. Bake in the preheated oven until hot and bubbly, 30 to 35 minutes.

    Everything transferred to baking dish, topped with cheddar cheese and bacon bits, ready to be baked.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

240 Calories
16g Fat
11g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 640mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 66mg 330%
Calcium 195mg 15%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 514mg 11%

* 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.

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