Recipe: Bacon & Cheddar Loaded Cauliflower Bowl

Who doesn’t love a loaded baked potato? Oh man, it’s my favorite! That said, I don’t love that they are also loaded with serious calories and carbs. I endeavored to make a lower carb version, removing the baked potato but keeping basically everything else that makes a loaded tater so delicious. I think this recipe is a great alternative and it took 5 minutes to make!

Domestocrat’s Bacon & Cheddar Loaded Cauliflower Bowl (makes one bowl but can easily be scaled up to serve more)
1 cup riced cauliflower (I’ve been digging the Birds Eye savory herb lately, #notsponsored)
3 slices cooked bacon, chopped into bite sized pieces
1/2 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 tbsp. sour cream
1 tsp. chives, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional information per serving: 300 calories, 24 g fat, 12 g protein, 7 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 3 g fiber.

The longest part of this recipe is cooking up the bacon. You can make a few slices in the moment or bake up a whole package in advance. I chose the latter earlier in the day so I had my 3 slices on hand and ready to go. When your cooked bacon is ready, chop up into bite sized pieces.

Next, cook the riced cauliflower. I have been using this Birds Eye savory herb variety I found at Wegmans and I love it. It’s frozen so I just boil for 1-2 minutes, drain, and put in the bowl as my base. If you have fresh riced cauli you could saute or boil it, up to you!

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Assembly of this bowl couldn’t be easier. With your cauliflower as a base, add the cheese. The residual heat will melt it a bit so it’s ooey and gooey. Top with your bacon pieces, a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of chives, and salt and pepper to taste.

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I’m kind of obsessed. The flavors here are on point and I really didn’t miss the potato. I can’t wait to make this again! I don’t even think I need to wait until I’m craving a loaded baked potato, this is regular rotation material.

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Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

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