Loaded-Baked-Potato-Style Cauliflower Casserole + More Healthy Casserole Recipes

May 23 2019
Time to dress up your cauliflower like a loaded baked potato! This new comfort-food casserole is decadent, delicious, and downright amazing…

Hungry Girl's Healthy Loaded Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

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1/4th of recipe: 177 calories, 10g total fat (5.5g sat fat), 604mg sodium, 15g carbs, 4g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 9.5g protein

Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 5*

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes


7 cups roughly chopped cauliflower (about 1 extra-large head)

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/3 cup light/reduced-fat cream cheese, room temperature

1/4 cup cheddar cheese powder (like the kind by Anthony’s)

2 tbsp. light sour cream

1 tbsp. light butter

1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper

2 slices center-cut bacon or turkey bacon

2 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

2 tbsp. chopped scallions


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet and an 8” X 8” baking pan with nonstick spray.

Place cauliflower on the baking sheet, and lightly spray with nonstick spray. Sprinkle with garlic powder and onion powder. Bake until tender and lightly browned, about 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare sauce and bacon. In a large bowl, stir cream cheese until smooth. Add cheese powder, sour cream, butter, salt, and pepper. Stir until mostly smooth and uniform.

Cook bacon until crispy, either in a skillet or in the microwave. (See package for cook time.) Roughly chop bacon.

Add cauliflower to the bowl of sauce, and thoroughly stir to coat. Transfer to the baking pan.

Sprinkle with cheddar and bacon. Bake until cheddar has melted, about 5 minutes.

Top with scallions.


Still Hungry for Family-Sized Comfort Food?

Grab your copy of Hungry Girl Simply 6, and flip to the "Simply Family Size" list on page 32! You'll find all sorts of recipes with 4 or more servings, like…

* Slow-Cooker Chicken Chili Stew (223 calories)
* Eggplant Lasagna (307 calories)
* Mom's Meatloaf (187 calories)
… and so much more


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