Low Carb Baked Cauliflower Casserole

Low Carb Cauliflower Casserole
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Keto
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 794 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 large head Cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 Tbsp whey protein isolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Gruyere Cheese grated
  • 1 cup Fontina Cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan or Romano Cheese grated
  • 1 cup pork rinds crushed
  • 1 Tbsp thyme
  • 1/2 lb bacon fried or bits
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Boil cauliflower to soften and fry bacon until crisp, then chop and layer baking dish or simply line the bottom of an 8×8 casserole dish

  2. In a separate saucepan over medium high heat melt butter

  3. Add whey protein isolate and cream and simmer until slightly thickened

  4. Add half of the Gruyere and Fontina cheese

  5. Remove from heat and stir until cheese melted and sauce is smooth

  6. Drain and pate cauliflower dry, then add cheese sauce and mix thoroughly. Then layer coated cauliflower into baking dish with bacon

  7. Place in oven and bake for about 20 mins. or until casserole is slightly golden. 

  8. In the meantime, in a medium bowl add crushed pork rinds, spices, and parmesan cheese and mix until well blended

  9. Remove baked cauliflower from the oven. Sprinkle remaining Gruyere and Fontina Cheese over the top of the casserole, then sprinkle the pork rind mixture over the top

  10. Bake for 10 more mins or until top of casserole is nicely browned

Recipe Notes

Macros are per serving

total fat 65.4 g

net carbs 5 g

protein 49.2 g

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