I Can’t Believe It’s Not Potato | Keto Twice Baked Cauliflower Mash

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I hate cauliflower. Like- with a passion. But this low-carb faux twice baked potato recipe? I eat the heck out of! This was one keto recipe I avoided until the sirens call of holiday mashed potatoes was on the horizon. This is now a favorite keto family meal and you’re going to want to give this keto twice baked cauliflower mash a try!

 

final cauliflower mashed potato in a dish

 

Just goes to prove that if you add enough cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic to something you will fall in love.

See also why I love keto: all totally low-carb high fat legit on the keto diet.

Cauliflower was a hard “no!” in my house.

But when I started the keto diet, I discovered that just about every keto recipe that I was interested in included the dreaded white veggie.

 

cauliflower

 

I was definitely a skeptic; and so were the kids.

But we made this Loaded, Low Carb Twice Baked Cauliflower faux mashed potato casserole and were shocked to discover this became a favorite keto family meal.

Remember: I’m not a chef or a cook. Just a mom searching for good tasting food for the family – that will also help me reach my health goals.

I put together the keto family meal ideas to help other parents like me.

 

What is the Keto Diet?

Be sure to check out these easy tips for starting the keto diet for beginners.

So what is the keto diet anyway? The keto diet is a low carb way of eating that focuses on fats and proteins.

It’s very low-carb, lower even than an Atkins diet. But it focuses on high-fat foods and a big reduction in carbohydrates.

This fat loading puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis (aka, keto).

And when this happens: watch out! Your body becomes an effective engine for using fat as fuel, which in turn helps you lose weight.

 

twiced baked Cauliflower Mash recipe

 

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Potato | Keto Twice Baked Cauliflower Mash

 

Keto Cauliflower Mash Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 8 strip bacon, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • sea salt and black pepper

 

chopping green onions

 

Keto Cauliflower Mash Directions

This is really as easy as making mashed potatoes. You’re just using something a bit more low-carb!

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Boil or Steam the cauliflower in a large pot. Use the chicken stock and garlic for his part.

It should take about 15 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft enough to mash.

 

boiling cauliflower on stove

 

3. Drain the chicken stock from pan. Mash the cauliflower, add the heavy whipping cream, cream cheese and sour cream.

Once well mashed and smooth, mix in the cheese, bacon, green onions, sea salt, and black pepper.

 

adding cheese, bacon and onion to cauliflower mash favorite keto family meals

 

4. Transfer the mixture to a casserole dish and bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes.

 

 

I Can't Believe It's Not Potato | Keto Twice Baked Cauliflower Mash

I Can't Believe It's Not Potato | Keto Twice Baked Cauliflower Mash

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Low-carb, keto and gluten-free alternative to the traditional twice baked mashed potato. Perfect for holiday meals!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 chopped green onions
  • 8 strip bacon, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and black pepper

Instructions

This is really as easy as making mashed potatoes. You're just using something a bit more low-carb!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Boil or Steam the cauliflower in a large pot. Use the chicken stock and garlic for his part. It should take about 15 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft enough to mash.
  3. Drain the chicken stock from pan. Mash the cauliflower, add the cream cheese and sour cream. Once well mashed and smooth, mix in the cheese, bacon, green onions, sea salt, and black pepper.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a casserole dish and bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:Carbohydrates: 4 net carbsg

 

twiced baked Cauliflower Mash recipe keto family meals

 

More Keto Family Meal Options

Keto Green Bean Casserole | Keto Family Recipes

Keto Pumpkin Pie | Easy Keto Desserts For The Holidays

3 Ingredient Keto Whipped Cream

Baked Eggs in Avocados | Atkins and Keto Family Meals


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