Easy Loaded Keto Cauliflower Casserole

Easy Loaded Keto Cauliflower Casserole


This easy Loaded Keto Cauliflower Casserole is packed with bacon, cream cheese, sour cream, shredded cheese, and green onions. It’s a great low carb side dish! You can also make this recipe vegan!

Keto Cauliflower Casserole in a cast iron skillet on a grey background with a wooden spoon and green onions to the side.

We’re loving this easy Loaded Keto Cauliflower Casserole as a perfect low carb side dish! Cauliflower recipes are usually shunned but we happen to LOVE them. I think most of you agree since you love our Keto Sticky Sesame Cauliflower and our Keto Street Style Cauliflower. No boring mashed cauliflower here (even though our Keto Mashed Cauliflower is 💣 – recipe in our cookbook but also coming to the site this fall).

Ingredients in this keto loaded cauliflower casserole

  • bacon
  • head of cauliflower – either fresh or frozen cauliflower will work – if short on time buy frozen and steam the cauliflower florets in the microwave
  • cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • spices: garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, salt and pepper
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • shredded Monterey Jack
  • green onions

How to make low-carb cauliflower casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Heat a cast-iron skillet (10.25” or larger) over medium heat. Cook the bacon pieces until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate. Drain fat from skillet.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sour cream, dry seasonings, half the bacon, half the cheese, half the green onions, and the salt. Mix well then add in the cauliflower and mix again until combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the skillet and top with remaining cheese and bacon. Bake for 15 minutes, and then broil on high for 3-5 minutes to brown the cheese on top. Remove from the oven and garnish with remaining green onions. Serve immediately.
Keto Cauliflower Casserole closeup with a spoon scooping into the casserole to remove a serving.

What makes a loaded cauliflower casserole keto?

Ah, the age-old question of what’s keto and what’s not. Since there is no specific “keto food” keto simply refers to things that can be easily eaten on a very low-carb diet. Yeah, you could eat one small piece of fried chicken and be in ketosis, but that’s not easy. Just because this casserole can be called keto-friendly, doesn’t mean it’s only for folks who eat a low-carb keto diet.

Dairy-Free options

Easy! Make these swaps:

  • use vegan cream cheese – we like Kite Hill
  • use vegan sour cream – we like Forager
  • use vegan shredded cheese – Violife all the way!

Want to take it a step further and make this recipe not only dairy-free but vegan? You can leave out the bacon or use a vegan alternative.

Key tools used in this recipe

You can also use a baking dish or another casserole dish instead of a skillet.

Nutritional information

As always, you can find the full nutrition info breakdown including the carb count (total carbs and net carbs) at the bottom of the recipe card (listed per serving). You can find the serving size/yield at the top of the recipe card. You should always double-check your ingredients since different ingredients may have different values.

To get a specific serving size you’ll want to weigh the final dish. Next, divide the total weight by the number of servings. We can’t provide this information as your cooking style will vary from ours and your ingredients may be different brands than ours which can skew values.

Looking for more keto recipes for casseroles? We have you covered! Click the images below for the other recipes.

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Loaded Keto Cauliflower Casserole

This Loaded Keto Cauliflower Casserole is packed with cheese, bacon, and green onions for one great low carb side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword keto casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 401kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of bacon chopped
  • 1 lb cauliflower florets steamed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 8 ounces freshly shredded mild cheddar divided
  • 6 ounces freshly shredded Monterey Jack divided
  • 5 green onions chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet (10.25” or larger) over medium heat. Cook the bacon pieces until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate. Drain fat from skillet.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sour cream, dry seasonings, half the bacon, half the cheese, half the green onions, and the salt. Mix well then add in the cauliflower and mix again until combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to the skillet and top with remaining cheese and bacon. Bake for 15 minutes, and then broil on high for 3-5 minutes to brown the cheese on top. Remove from the oven and garnish with remaining green onions. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 998IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 423mg | Iron: 1mg

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