Keto Loaded Cauliflower Au Gratin is one of the best side dish food that goes perfectly with just about anything.
What can I serve with loaded cauliflower au gratin?
You can serve this Keto cauliflower gratin with steak, chicken, beef, lamb, seafood, and just about anything your heart desires.
What can I add to this Keto Cauliflower Au Gratin recipe?
For this recipe, you can add any Keto-friendly vegetables, cheese, some beef, and chicken if you desire.
Can freeze cauliflower gratin?
You can freeze this keto cauliflower Au Gratin recipe using a freezer-friendly container or freezer-friendly bag.
Make sure you date it before placing it in your freezer.
It is important to note that the cheese will separate, but once you reheat the recipe, you can stir it and it will be fine.
If you don’t want to freeze it and save the leftovers, make sure you place it in an airtight container. The cauliflower au gratin should be good for up to four days in the refrigerator.
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How to make Loaded Cauliflower Au Gratin
To make this delicious loaded cauliflower recipe, you are going to need the following ingredients:
- cauliflower florets
- Cream cheese
- heavy cream
- unsalted butter
- garlic powder
- dried dill
- Sea salt and black pepper
- Italian cheese blend
- fresh chives
How to cook Loaded Cauliflower in the oven
Now that you have all of the ingredients, it is time to make this au gratin cauliflower recipe. Follow the step below, and in less than thirty minutes, you will be enjoying this recipe.
Move the top rack of your oven to the center position before you preheat your oven.
Preheat your oven to 400F or 200C.
To steam, the cauliflower, use a steamer basket and place it on top a pot with boiling water.
Steam the cauliflower for 6-7 minutes or until tender. Use a fork to test tenderness.
You can use another alternative way to steam your cauliflower, is how we do it for this recipe. Just make sure the cauliflower is tender.
Back to steaming.
Once you have steamed the cauliflower, remove it from the heat and into a cold-water bath. By doing this, you will prevent the cauliflower from overcooking.
Remove the cauliflower from the cold water and pat it dry.
Using a large bowl, add the cauliflower, cream cheese, heavy cream, butter, garlic powder, and dried dill and combined.
Add the salt and pepper to taste and mix again.
Using an oven-safe casserole dish, place the mixture and add shredded cheese on top, followed by the bacon.
Bake the cauliflower until the cheese is melted and the top is nicely brown.
After 8-10 minutes in the oven, remove the cauliflower and top it with fresh chives.
Your Loaded Cauliflower Au Gratin is ready to serve.
Keto Loaded Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe
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This recipe serves 6 and takes about 30 minutes to make.
- 4 c. cauliflower florets, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 6 oz. cream cheese, cut into chunks
- ¼ c. heavy cream
- 3 T. unsalted butter, softened
- ¼ t. garlic powder
- ½ t. dried dill
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1½ c. Italian cheese blend, shredded
- 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 T. fresh chives, chopped
Place top oven rack in the center position and preheat oven to 400°F.
Place the cauliflower in a steamer basket on top of a pot with boiling water and steam until fork-tender, around 6-7 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer cauliflower into a cold water bath to prevent further cooking. Drain well and pat dry.
Transfer steamed cauliflower to a large bowl and add cream cheese, heavy cream, butter, garlic powder, and dried dill. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine.
Transfer to an oven-safe casserole dish and top with shredded cheese blend and crumbled bacon. Place in preheated oven and roast until cheese is melted and nicely browned on top, around 8-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve immediately topped with fresh chives. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 378mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 13g