Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Baked Potato Alternative

I love potatoes, as I’ve previously stated on here before. Every kind. Fries. Tots. Hash browns. Potato cakes. You name it. However, I don’t miss any of them as much as I miss a good ole loaded baked potato to go with my steaks, chicken or barbeque! My husband and I were missing it a lot until I did this recipe.

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

A great low carb alternative to those loaded baked potato cravings.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked “potato”, cauliflower casserole, low carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 285 kcal


  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tsp Garlic minced
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 6 strips Bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Green Onion chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.

  2. Break cauliflower into florets into a bowl.

  3. Drizzle olive oil over florets and mix to coat with oil.

  4. Salt and pepper florets to taste.

  5. Turn cauliflower onto a baking sheet.

  6. Bake cauliflower florets for 25 minutes until fork tender.

  7. Remove cauliflower from oven.

  8. Lower oven to 350°.

  9. Stir together sour cream and heavy cream until well blended.

  10. Stir in garlic, 3/4 cup of the cheese, bacon pieces and onions.

  11. Stir cauliflower into mixture and then put cauliflower mix into a casserole dish.

  12. Top cauliflower with remaining 1 1/4 cup of cheese.

  13. Bake 25 minutes or until cheese melted or bubbly on top.

Recipe Notes

  • I prefer sharp cheddar cheese.
  • You can use lower fat cheese or sour cream to lower calories and fat.  It isn’t quite the same, but you know your dietary needs best.
  • I could pretty much eat this whole casserole myself.
  • You can do a lot of what you do with back potatoes with this i.e. add steamed broccoli or barbecued meat, etc.
Nutrition Facts
Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 327mg14%
Potassium 320mg9%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Iron 1mg6%
Calcium 252mg25%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Vitamin A 558IU11%
Net Carbs 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I need to give a shout out to Maya Krampf over at Wholesome Yum that did give me the idea. There are differences in our recipes, but you should check hers out too! Easy Cheesy Loaded Cauliflower Recipe.

I hope you all enjoy this recipe!

Until next time… #lowcarb4ever


Nutrition Calculator

Finding what is in a recipe can be daunting when you are on a low carb diet and especially if you are in ketosis and don’t want to blow your weight loss.

Also, recently I had a bunch of questions about what the nutrition was on some of my recipes. I know I have that on all my recipes. I found out that when my site engine updated that it didn’t update the embedded calculator that I use. The problem is fixed now.

My recipes come with an built-in calculator that I pay good money for. It is as accurate as we can possibly make it. Can mistakes be made? Sure. I try my hardest not to!!! Still I recommend that you always check every recipe (yours, mine, your grandmother’s, whoever!). You can calculate by hand, but you can also use the link below to give a double check. It is a recipe nutrition analyzer by

It takes some time getting used to it. It breaks things down a bit differently, but it was close enough on the test recipe I did and sure beats calculating by hand!

There are other recipe nutrition calculators out there. Some you have to sign into their site to use and some you don’t.

Here are some others out there:

I haven’t tested any of them against the calculator, so double check anything you do, if you are concerned with its operation.

If you are worried about all these new fangled calculators being accurate, then learn to calculate by hand to double check accuracy. I did that on the first recipe I ever was going to post and decided “nope” not in my skill set. Thank goodness there are options for those of us not wanting to cipher out a recipe.

Let me know what you think of some of the calculators out there!

Until next time… #lowcarb4ever