Closeup view of Loaded Baked Cauliflower Rice in serving bowl

Loaded Baked Cauliflower Mash

Loaded Baked Cauliflower Mash is a perfect side dish for a low-carb or keto meal, and a great substitution for mashed potatoes. Loaded with all the usual baked potato toppings, you won’t even miss the potato!
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Course: Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy, Keto, Low-Carb
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Teri
Cost: $9


  • 1 head cauliflower riced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup cooked bacon diced
  • cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded and divided
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup green onions chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Cook cauliflower rice in microwave for 4 minutes.
  • Let cool enough to handle. Squeeze water out of cauliflower rice with a thin towel.
  • Add dry cauliflower rice to a mixing bowl. Add butter. Mix with a hand blender until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese, and mix well.
  • Add mixture to a baking dish. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until heated through.


After baking, cauliflower can be topped with additional cooked bacon, green onions or sour cream for garnish.


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 609mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 561IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 249mg | Iron: 1mg