Low carb loaded cauliflower with sour cream, chives, cheddar cheese and bacon. Keto.

Loaded Cauliflower (low carb, keto)

This loaded cauliflower, made with butter, sour cream, chives, cheddar cheese and bacon, is the ultimate in low carb comfort food!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, cauliflower, cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 298kcal
Author lowcarbmaven.com


  • 1 pound cauliflower
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons chives snipped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut the cauliflower into florettes and add them to a microwave safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cover with cling film. Microwave for 5-8 minutes, depending on your microwave, until completely cooked and tender. Drain the excess water and let sit uncovered for a minute or two. (Alternately, steam your cauliflower the conventional way. You may need to squeeze a little water out of the cauliflower after cooking.)
  • Add the cauliflower to a food processor and process until fluffy. Add the butter, garlic powder, and sour cream and process until it resembles the consistency of mashes potatoes. Remove the mashed cauliflower to a bowl and add most of the chives, saving some to add to the top later. Add half of the cheddar cheese and mix by hand. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Top the loaded cauliflower with the remaining cheese, remaining chives and bacon. Put back into the microwave to melt the cheese or place the cauliflower under the broiler for a few minutes.
  • Serves 4 people at 4.6g Net Carbs.

NOTE: If making ahead and refrigerating, I find it best to microwave at 50% power for a few minutes to take the chill off before placing in the oven to finish warming up and then placing under the broiler. This will freeze, but replace the sour cream with cream cheese instead.



    Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.4g | Protein: 11.6g | Fat: 24.6g | Saturated Fat: 15.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3.85g