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Gluten-Free Cauliflower, Cheese and Bacon Casserole
Loaded Baked Cauli Casserole
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 551 kcal
  • 1 head cauliflower , cut into small chunks
  • ½ pound bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 sweet onion , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch
  • cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup homemade or avocado mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • 1 cup dairy-free (or regular) shredded cheddar cheese, optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the cauliflower florets in a microwave-safe bowl and sprinkle with about 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 3-4 minutes to soften it a little. Pour cauliflower into a colander and drain. Alternatively, if you do not use a microwave, you can place the entire head of cauliflower in a large pot of boiling water and blanch for 2-3 minutes. Remove and drain.
  2. In a large saucepan on medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon and set on paper towels. Add garlic and onion and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Lower the heat. Slowly sprinkle in the arrowroot powder as you stir, creating a roux (paste). Whisk in the almond milk slowly until combined. Turn off heat and add the mixture to a large bowl with the cauliflower florets. Stir in the mayonnaise and spices and stir well. Pour into a 9x13-inch baking dish, top with bacon, parsley, and cheese (if using) and bake for 20-25 minutes until it starts to brown on top.
Nutrition Facts
Loaded Baked Cauli Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 551 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 913mg38%
Potassium 460mg13%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Vitamin C 51.1mg62%
Calcium 252mg25%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.