Loaded Cauliflower Bites

Loaded Cauliflower Bites are a low-carb, gluten free alternative to loaded potato skins, or french fries, yet equally as delicious!


Loaded Cauliflower Bites are a low-carb, gluten free alternative to loaded potato skins, or french fries, yet equally as delicious!


Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 head cauliflower * cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1.2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Cup cheddar cheese * shredded from a black
  • 4 slices bacon * cooked and crumbled
  • 2 green onions * sliced thin, optional

Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. 
  2. Add the cauliflower pieces to a medium bowl with the olive oil and toss to coat.
  3. Spread the cauliflower out on a baking sheet and season with the salt and pepper.
  4. Roast for 20-30 minutes, or until fork tender.
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and push all of the cauliflower into a pile in the center.
  6. Cover the cauliflower with the cheddar cheese and bacon.
  7. Return the cauliflower to the oven and bale for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  8. Remove from the oven and top with sliced green onions.
  9. Serve with a side of Ranch dressing or sour cream, if desired.

Notes
Tips & Techniques for the Best Loaded Cauliflower Bites
  • It is highly recommended to shred the cheese from a block rather than using pre-shredded bagged cheese.
  • Line the bottom of your baking sheet with aluminum foil or a Silpat mat to make cleaning up much easier.
  • You can steam the cauliflower until fork tender, rather than roasting, if you prefer. You will still need to use the oven for the second half of the recipe.
  • If you are following a strict keto diet, make sure that if you decide to use Ranch dressing, it is keto-approved.
  • Use a fork.  These Loaded Cauliflower Bites come close to loaded potato skins in a lot of ways, but are not quite what I would call "finger food" unless you don't mind getting a little messy.
  • Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Nutrition
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1049mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6.9% | Vitamin C: 59.8% | Calcium: 23% | Iron: 4.4%