This is a recipe that I will be using over the holidays. Keto Fully-Loaded Cauliflower Au Gratin is one of those recipes that goes well with any protein entree that you are serving.
I like to switch this with Cauliflower mashed once in a while just for a nice change of pace. It is another example of how well we eat when following a ketogenic lifestyle. It is just a matter of adjusting some of the old food item recipes for new food recipes. And I promise. everyone will enjoy keto fully-loaded cauliflower au gratin when they try it.
- 4 c. cauliflower florets, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 6 oz. cream cheese, cut into small chunks
- ¼ c. heavy cream
- 3 T. unsalted farm fresh butter, softened
- ¼ t. garlic powder
- ½ t. dried dill
- Himalayan salt to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1½ c. Italian cheese blend, shredded
- 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 T. fresh chives, chopped
- Place top oven rack in the center position and preheat oven to 400°F.
- Place the cauliflower in a steamer basket on top of a pot with boiling water and steam until fork-tender, around 6-7 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer cauliflower into a cold water bath to prevent further cooking. Drain well and pat dry.
- Transfer steamed cauliflower to a large bowl and add cream cheese, heavy cream, butter, garlic powder, and dried dill. Season with Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste, and toss to combine.
- Transfer to oven-safe casserole dish and top with shredded cheese blend and crumbled bacon. Place in pre-heated oven and roast until cheese is melted and nicely browned on top, around 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately topped with fresh chives. Enjoy!
I often just use whatever cheese I happen to have, which is more than likely a sharp cheddar, or a Mexican mixture. the cheese should always be a cheese that the family enjoys. If you are using a blend of Mexican cheeses and want to jazz up the recipe a little, add a finely diced seeded jalapeno to the mix before placing it in the oven.
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