There are a ton of loaded cauliflower casseroles on pinterest and they all sound amazing but for me cauliflower is at its best when it is roasted. I love the little bits of charred cauliflower with the cheese and bacon in this casserole.
The extra step of roasting adds another layer of flavor this already delicious casserole.
A loaded casserole would not be loaded without the addition of bacon. Right? I mean the best loaded baked potatoes or loaded mashed potatoes have bacon in them. For this casserole I use 7 slices of crispy bacon. I put half into the casserole it self and then I use the rest on top.
The little pieces on top will get extra crispy as it bakes, giving a little crunch here and there. I mean just look how good it looks!!
Better than potatoes? Really??
I know KETO/Low Carb people always say how good mashed cauliflower is and how it can be a substitute for mashed potatoes. I am not going to lie it took me a couple of tries to find a mashed cauliflower recipe that I LOVED, but this casserole… well I do not miss the potatoes at all.
When I fixed this for dinner last night I did not tell anyone that it was cauliflower, I wanted to know their honest opinions. Well, everyone LOVED it. Some didn’t even know it was cauliflower and those that did said they loved it. My mom even said she liked this version more than my loaded potato casserole, I think that is a win for sure!
If my mom loves it… I know you will.
Make this NOW
Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
Loaded Cauliflower Casserole is a perfect side that everyone will love and it is KETO/Low Carb friendly. I have had people tell me they like this better than my loaded mashed potatoes... it really is that good.