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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!
Course Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine American
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 ½ cup of the cheddar cheese, and mix well.
  • Add mixture to a baking dish. Top with remaining ½ 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