Loaded Cauliflower “Mash” Bake

Loaded Cauliflower “Mash” Bake

Loaded Cauliflower “Mash” Bake

Loaded Cauliflower “Mash” Bake … Cheesy mashed cauliflower made with a touch of whipped butter, buttermilk, garlic, and herbs. This loaded cauliflower recipe tastes like loaded potato skins without all the carbs! … it’s the more simple recipes that hit home.

Servings: 4 – Size: 3/4 cup

Loaded Cauliflower “Mash” Bake

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices center-cut bacon
  • 6 cups (about 24 oz) cauliflower florets
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/3 cup 1% buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon whipped butter
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat shredded cheddar

Directions:

  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet until crisp; set aside on a paper towel then crumble.
  2. Fill a large pot with water, bring to a boil and add cauliflower and garlic.
  3. Boil until the cauliflower is soft, about 15-20 minutes. Drain, and return to the pot.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  5. Add the buttermilk, butter, salt, and pepper to the cauliflower and purée with a hand blender.
  6. If you don’t own a hand blender, a regular blender would work fine as well.
  7. Mix in 1 tbsp of the chives and transfer to 4 individual casseroles (3/4 cups each) or one 8 x 8 casserole dish and top with cheddar and crumbled bacon.
  8. Bake in the oven until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes then top with remaining chives.
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Nutrition information:

  • Calories: 112
  • Fat: 5.5 g
  • Carb: 10 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 107 g (without the salt)
  • Pointsplus: 3
  • Smart Points: 2