Loaded Cauliflower

Loaded Cauliflower


"A great way to add some zip to your cauliflower. This recipe is low-carb and resembles a loaded potato! Very unique and down right tasty!"
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55 m servings 196 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 227 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until very tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer cauliflower to a bowl, mash, and strain excess water.
  3. Mix cauliflower, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, ranch dressing mix, onion powder, and garlic powder together in a 9-inch baking dish; top with butter.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, 30 to 45 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.


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  1. 177 Ratings

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Made this for dinner tonight, minus the onion powder-we didn't have any and used greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I have 3 kids (7-11) which gobbled it up and asked for seconds-they normally ...

Most helpful critical review

The first few bites were great, but the flavor got rich too fast. I skipped the sour cream and used a hint of ranch dressing (maybe a tablespoon). I may make again, and I'm glad I tried it!

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Made this for dinner tonight, minus the onion powder-we didn't have any and used greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I have 3 kids (7-11) which gobbled it up and asked for seconds-they normally ...

One of our favorites! So good. I always double this one since it is so popular. I read some of the reviews and was a bit confused. The recipe clearly calls for steaming first. Perhaps it has...

Very easy and delicious. I did not add the ranch dressing mix but instead added bacon bits and sliced green onions. Decadent but at least its low carb, something we need to add more to our die...

I steamed the cauliflower in the microwave which expedited that part of the recipe. I'm never totally on board when it comes to mashing cauliflower, since you simply can't get the consistency...

Love this recipe! Took the advice from lutzflcat and steamed the cauliflower first. This dish diasappeared quick! I am making this for Thanksgiving this year and am going to add some fresh brocc...

This recipe was really good. Thoroughly enjoyed it and a great way to eat cauliflower! I made it without the ranch as it sometimes has MSG in it. And added 1/2 tsp of paprika for color. yum.

Great side dish! I did not mash the cauliflower and it turned out great. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exact.

This is delicious and great way to disguise cauliflower if you have picky eaters that wouldn't usually eat it. A couple things I do to make this easier are, run the cauliflower through my food p...

Quick. Easy. Yummy! I left out the onion powder because I didn't have any, I used parmesan cheese, and I used no fat Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream.

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