Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

It’s so very hard to stay healthy during the holidays. However, I found a side dish recipe that inspired me! I modified it a bit, and I’m super happy with the results! If you feel the need to make a healthier side dish for your Christmas dinner, then make this! It hits all the same bells and whistles as a loaded baked potato, but much better for you! I’m excited to hear your thoughts. I’m going to make it for Christmas dinner!

 -Tammy

Health tips: diabetes-friendly, low carb

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 2/3 c. 0% fat Greek yogurt (but feel free to use whatever fat content you’d like)
  • 1 c. extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 scallions, chopped (divided)
  • 5 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 tsp dry ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • butter to rub inside baking dish

Steps: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rub the baking dish with butter.
  2. Insert a steamer basket into a pot and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until very tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer cauliflower to a bowl, mash, and strain excess water (if you do not have a steamer basket, just fill your pot with an inch of water, cook until the cauliflower is very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, mash cauliflower until it’s to your preferred chunk-iness! Mix cauliflower, Greek yogurt, cheese, ranch dressing mix, onion powder, and garlic powder,  and 2 chopped scallions together in a 9-inch baking dish. Pour in prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven, 30 minutes. Then turn on broiler and cook until browned on the top. Sprinkle with remaining chopped scallions and additional Greek yogurt, if desired.
  5. Merry Christmas! You  have a healthier side dish! ❤
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