Just like Loaded Baked Potatoes minus the carbs

I’d like to share another low-carb recipe that I stumbled on the other day.  In an effort to cut back on carbohydrates such as those found in sugary foods, pasta, breads, I’m trying to aim for a low-carb diet that is high in protein and healthy vegetables.  Studies show that it can cause weight loss and improve one’s overall health.  I’ve tried cauliflower in a few low carb recipes lately.  I’ve tried cauliflower mash, riced cauliflower (recipe coming to the blog soon) and now this cheesy and oh so delicious cauliflower casserole with additional vegetables, leeks, carrots and spring onions.  It does have a secret ingredient that sets it apart from the rest…..bacon, or leave the bacon out for a vegetarian meal.

Just Like Loaded Baked Potatoes Casserole

  • Servings: 3
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups steamed or roasted cauliflower
  • 1 cup sour cream (low fat works)
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (full-fat works best)
  • 3 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 cup sliced leeks
  • 1 cup cooked carrots
  • 3-6 slices bacon cooked and chopped

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 deg F.
  2. Chop cauliflower into small pieces and set aside.
  3. In a saute pan, saute leeks.  Stir in the cauliflower and carrots.
  4. Mix sour cream, 1/2 of the green onions, 1/2 of the cheese, 1/2 of the bacon and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl.
  5. Place above in a medium baking dish and sprinkle remaining cheese and bacon on top.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Broil for a few minutes to crisp up a little, then garnish with green onions.

Low-carb and a palate powerhouse!  Great for pot-luck suppers.

 

 

22 comments

  1. I love cauliflower but John isn’t a fan no matter how I try and disguise it. love this one and all of the rice and other recipes I’m seeing using it. Enjoy your weekend Loretta! No flowers here yet. Not even tulip leaves yet. I guess I’m a little anxious.

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    1. I know what you mean Julie. Cauliflower perse really is not something I enjoy either if it’s just steamed – so when adding a lot of spices and flavor to it, it really is not too bad. My next try would be cauliflower pizza crust with a white sauce. It was 75 deg here today. So I’d say spring is here to stay (fingers crossed) 🙂

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  2. Cauliflower is a favorite veggie but I still have trouble giving up the potatoes. You’ve put so many goodies in this recipe that I doubt I would miss those high carb potatoes. I have everything but the leeks and I’m sure I can substitute some onions… of course I will include the bacon 🙂

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    1. Thanks Judi. The recipe actually did not call for leeks, I just added them. I’ve gone a bit leek crazy lately and I just happened to have them on hand. I’m sure they will be just fine with onions. I must say simple as it was, I rather enjoyed it. We’re off to Ann Arbor from Sunday-Thursday. Bert’s cousin’s daughter who lives there was just diagnosed with colon cancer. It’s really sad, we’re going to help her out for one of her chemo sessions and will be there for 5 days. This time we will be flying. It was 75deg here today, I hope it’s not too cold there.

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    1. Thanks Sonal. I must admit the sour cream did add a lot of goodness to the dish, I hope you get to try it out, minus the bacon of course. How is the move coming along? Anxious to hear. I’ve been a tad lax with the blog, it comes in waves. But have been thinking of you and wondering how you were doing.

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  3. Such a versatile dish Loretta and it sure looks good. Hope you are keeping dry today. Oh my, biblical rain! I tried “liking” your post and wordpress is not letting me…it just doesn’t register. Same with FF. Any idea why?

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    1. Thanks Johanne, definitely a gorgeous day today huh? Will be out volunteering in the garden tomorrow. Not sure about the issues you’ve been experiencing. Not sure about FF either. I’ll have to try liking FF and see what happens.

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  4. This looks like a perfect weeknight dish! I might even give it a go on the barbecue! I love cauliflower and like you, use it in so many ways! Have you tried cauliflower steak? Bacon makes everything taste a little bit better I think 🙂

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    1. Thanks Petra, grilling on the barbecue does sound lovely especially with all those grill marks. No, I have not tried cauliflower steak, I’ll bet it’s just as good if not better. I thought I might try a pizza crust with a white sauce.

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      1. hi Loretta
        Cauliflower pizza is great. I really like it but I have to admit the one I did tasted slightly healthy for being a pizza, maybe I didn’t add enough cheese! 🙂

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