Cauliflower is a magic vegetable and we've got the best cauliflower recipe on Pinterest to tempt you to change up your comfort food routine. You probably already know that you can make roasted cauliflower, cauliflower rice and cauliflower steaks, but over at Low Carb Maven, Kim shares a healthy loaded cauliflower casserole.
Or, as you might like to think of it, the next best thing since the loaded potato skins you used to be able to eat all the time. With over 393,000 saves, this recipe takes a simple cauliflower mash and tops it with everything that works on a loaded baked potato. It's also quick-cooking, so you can whip up this delicious dish in no time.
The first step is to cook the raw cauliflower florets. Kim offers some tips for getting the fluffiest cauliflower mash when you cook it: steam, don't boil, let it sit after steaming to release some of the moisture and then drain well.
Steaming gives you creamy cauliflower when you mash it up, so once your cauliflower is steamed and drained, pop it into your food processor and whirl it into cauliflower purée. If you don't have a food processor, a little bit of elbow grease and a masher should get you the same result.
Add the butter, garlic powder and sour cream and continue to mix until fluffy. Don't forget to season the cauliflower purée with some salt and black pepper. The mixture will look like mashed potatoes.
Place the mashed cauliflower into a microwave or oven safe dish and mix in half the cheese and chives, then sprinkle the rest of both ingredients on the top. And, because this is a loaded cauliflower recipe, add some bacon, too.
Melt the cheese in the microwave or under the broiler, and you've got an excellent low-carb, Keto friendly weeknight dinner!