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Loaded Cauliflower and Potato Casserole

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Loaded Cauliflower and Potato Casserole is a dream side dish filled with cauliflower and potato and then loaded with bacon, cheese, and green onions. I like to mix potatoes and cauliflower together because you still cut down on carbs without losing the velvet-y texture of the potatoes. This recipe is a holiday favorite, but it really does make a wonderful side dish for any meal!

Loaded Cauliflower & Potato Bake being scooped out of a casserole dish

One of my favorite food related things about the holidays are the buttery rich and/or cheesy potatoes. My least favorite thing about the holidays is not feeling so hot after indulging. When prepared a little more healthily (like swapping out the cream for chicken broth and mixing potatoes AND cauliflower). I feel so much better about having an extra scoop or two and my body sure thanks me too! I love that such an indulgent side dish can lightened up just enough with just a few minor changes. And, all the yummy taste is still there!

Loaded Cauliflower and Potato Casserole

How to make Loaded Cauliflower and Potato Casserole:

knife, potato chunks, cauliflower chunks on a cutting board

Start off by chopping up potatoes and cauliflower. I leave the skins on because I was raised to eat the skins because “that’s where the nutrients are”. I also like that it’s one less step. If you’d rather peel them, go ahead!

Throw’m into a large pot, fill with water, salt the water! (2 tbsp of kosher salt should do it), and then boil until fork tender.

Potato mashed about to mash potatoes, cauliflower, butter, and greek yogurt together in a bowl

When the potatoes and cauliflower are done boiling. Add them to a large bowl with 1/2 cup non fat greek yogurt, 1-1/2 tsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, and 2 tbsp of light butter. Add chicken broth and mash until desired consistency.

cauliflower potato mash in a casserole dish with a bowl of cheese and a bowl of bacon

Spread the mashed cauliflower and potatoes into a 9×13 casserole dish evenly.

bacon and cheese topped mashed cauliflower and potato

Top her on off with some cheese and bacon for some additional love. Then, bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Top with chopped green onions or chives for absolute perfection.

cauliflower and potato casserole with cheese and bacon being scooped out of the pan

I challenge you to make this and not tell whoever is eating it that it is 65.345% cauliflower. I promise they won’t know.

ENJOY!

Loaded Potato and Cauliflower Bake

A delcious side dish filled with mashed potatoes and cauliflower then covered and baked with bacon and cheese on top.
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cauliflower and potato casserole with cheese and bacon being scooped out of the pan
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:45 mins
Total Time:55 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Yukon Gold or Yellow Potatoes (cut into 1-inch chunks)
  • 1 large head of cauliflower (cut into chunks)
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup non fat greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp light butter (I use Land O' Lakes Butter spread with canola oil or Brummel & Brown Yogurt spread)
  • tsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar
  • 8 slices center cut bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a 9×13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large pot, boil your cauliflower and potato chunks until fork tender (mine normally take about 20-25 minutes). Remove from pot and drain.
  • Put your cauliflower and potato in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter, greek yogurt, and seasoned salt.
  • With a potato masher, start mashing your little heart out while adding the chicken broth to get desired consistency (you may use a little less chicken broth depending on the texture you prefer so add a bit at a time)! I like mine just a tiny bit chunky. When the desired consistencey is reached transder to the casserole dish and spread out evenly.
  • Evenly sprinkle the shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
    Top with minced green onion or chives!

Notes

Serving size: 2/3 cup

WW Green Plan: 3 Points | WW Blue Plan: 3 Points | WW Purple Plan: 2 Points | 177 calories, 6g fat, 3g saturated fat, 265g sodium, 18g carbohydrates, 3g dietary fiber, 17g sugar (0g added sugar, 0g sugar alcohol), 15g protein

Servings: 8
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish

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28 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I knew this would be good, but I never expected it to be this good. If you’re considering making this recipe, I hope this is the nudge you need.

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