Loaded Fauxtato (Cauliflower) Casserole — Low-Carb, Gluten-Free

My husband and I really missed twice-baked potatoes when we decided to cut carbs as a way to keep my blood sugar as stable as possible with my type 1 diabetes. We craved something fluffy and creamy and without a hint of cauliflower taste — and we found it in this delicious side dish! This is wonderful alongside a nice steak or some barbecued chicken, with a side salad or additional vegetable. As we were eating our meal my husband actually declared, “This is the best cauliflower dish on the entire planet!” I really couldn’t agree more. The egg yolks work magic here, making the dish hold together beautifully and giving it a twice-baked potato consistency. Even kids will be able to enjoy it — and maybe not even know they’re eating a nice high-fiber veggie side dish!

Serves: 6

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/6th of dish
291 4g 23g 16g 9g

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces cauliflower florets
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated and divided in half
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

How To Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large microwavable bowl, microwave the cauliflower florets for 6 minutes; stir and microwave another 4 minutes or until tender. Let cool for several minutes.
  3. In a food processor, process the cooked cauliflower florets and softened cream cheese until creamy and mostly smooth.
  4. Pour cauliflower mixture into a bowl and add half of the cheddar cheese (reserving the rest for the topping), egg yolks, scallions, sea salt, and pepper. Stir until combined.
  5. Pour mixture into a shallow baking dish and smooth out the top. Top with the reserved cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!
Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.