Loaded Cauliflower Bake

This recipe is slightly adapted from Kalyn's Kitchen! She has a lot of low carb, gluten free, low-glycemic recipes! Perfect for those following a low carb eating plan so go check her out!

This Twice Baked Cauliflower recipe is an absolute must try! It is rich, decadent, and packs tons of flavor! The sour cream and cream cheese help make the cauliflower incredibly creamy!

Start off by boiling your cauliflower until tender, but not overly soft.

Drain the cauliflower and mash with a potato masher. Leave some chunks so that it resembles lumpy mashed potatoes.

Add turkey bacon, green onions, cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese to the mashed cauliflower.

Stir until everything is well blended.

Spread the mixture in a small casserole dish.

Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese, turkey bacon and some extra green onions if desired.

Bake 20 minutes covered with foil (or lid); until hot and bubbly. Remove the foil and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.

You will have 4 delicious servings! Look at all of that cheesy goodness!

 Serve this side dish with 3/4 of a Lean and another Green and you will have one delicious Lean and Green meal! Enjoy!

Loaded Cauliflower Bake

4 cups cauliflower florets
3 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup green onion, sliced
1/4 cup Kraft reduced fat parmesan cheese
6 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Lightly spray a glass casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. 
Place cauliflower in a large pot of boiling water and cook until cauliflower is tender.
Drain well and mash with potato masher, leaving some  chunks.
Add 3/4 of the bacon, green onions, cream  cheese, sour cream, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and Parmesan to the mashed cauliflower. 
Spread mixture evenly in a small glass casserole dish. 
Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese and reserved bacon. 
Bake 20 minutes covered or until hot and bubbly. 
Remove the lid and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
Serve warm.

*This reheats very well and can be frozen and thawed in the fridge, then reheated.

Makes 4 Servings
Each serving provides
1/4 Lean, 2 Greens, and 3 Condiments per Serving

Serve this side dish with an additional Green and 3/4 Lean such as:

3.75 ounces of 93% ground beef, steak, or pork
4.5 ounces of turkey or chicken breast
5.25 ounces shrimp, tilapia or 99% ground turkey


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