Keto Cauliflower Jalapeno Popper Casserole

Cauliflower Jalapeno Popper Casserole
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This Keto Cauliflower Jalapeno Popper Casserole is super cheesy, creamy, and just a bit spicy. It makes a great side dish or main dish.

Cauliflower is so versatile on a low-carb or keto diet because it’s the perfect vehicle for a lot of different flavors. Best of all, you can use it in place of pasta, which is what we did in this dish.

Cauliflower Jalapeno Popper Casserole
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I love a good casserole, but the pasta is out. So what else would we use except cauliflower! It’s goes really well with the flavors in this dish, and cauliflower is very low in carbs.

One serving has just 4 net carbs.

If you’re worried that the cauliflower taste will overwhelm the other flavors, it’s not a problem. The cauliflower taste and sometimes strong smell that’s associated with it are virtually undetectable in this dish.

Cauliflower Jalapeno Popper Casserole

How to Make Cauliflower Jalapeno Popper Casserole

The key to this casserole is roasting the cauliflower before baking the casserole. This allows the natural sugars to come out in the cauliflower, which transforms the flavor, texture, and aroma of the vegetable. It also keeps the casserole from becoming watery.

You can also limit the spiciness of the casserole by removing the seeds and pith (the white ribs of the pepper). If you only want the taste of pepper and no spice, remove them all.

Cut the cauliflower into bite sized pieces. Spread it out on a baking sheet and bake it for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F. Then remove the cauliflower from the oven and turn the temperature down to 375 degrees.

Add the cauliflower to a mixing bowl. Add the cream cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir it well. Pour the cauliflower mixture into a baking dish. Add the the jalapeno pieces and crumbled bacon, then top with shredded cheddar.

Cauliflower Jalapeno Popper Casserole

Bake the casserole for 15 minutes. The cheese should be bubbling on top, but not browned.

It’s ready to serve as a main dish or a side dish to whatever else you’re making. We like to eat this dish with Buffalo Chicken Wings or with our Instant Pot BBQ Chicken.

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Cauliflower Jalapeno Popper Casserole

Cauliflower Jalapeno Popper Casserole

This keto Cauliflower Jalapeno Popper Casserole is super cheesy, creamy, and just a bit spicy.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, Cauliflower, Jalapeno
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Laura

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 jalapenos (seeds and veins removed) roughly chopped
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  • Spread the cauliflower on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and turn the temperature down to 375 degrees (190C).
  • Add the cauliflower to a mixing bowl. Add the cream cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir well.
  • Pour the cauliflower mixture into a baking dish. Add the the jalapeno pieces and crumbled bacon, then top with shredded cheddar.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. The cheese should be bubbling on top, but not browned.

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 1mg

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Cauliflower Jalapeno Popper Casserole
Keto Cauliflower Jalapeno Popper Casserole

7 thoughts on “Keto Cauliflower Jalapeno Popper Casserole

  1. Pavani says:

    5 stars
    That is such a yummy casserole. I love roasted cauliflower and am sure I’ll love this cheesy, spicy casserole. Thanks for the recipe idea.

  2. Jen says:

    5 stars
    This casserole is skyrocketing to be my new favorite dish! The flavors are amazing and I love how easy it is to make.

  3. Beth says:

    5 stars
    This recipe looks so delicious and tasty! My family is going to love this recipe! Can’t wait to make this!

  4. Natalie says:

    5 stars
    This is such a delicious and easy family dinner option. I love that is low-carb and loaded with cheese. I bet my boys will love it too. Can’t wait to make this.

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