Cheesy Cauliflower With Bacon | THM: S

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This Cheesy Cauliflower With Bacon is low-carb comfort food at its finest! Think Mac & Cheese (or “KD,” as we call it up here 🙂 ) ooey, gooey goodness with out any of the carbs!

Cheesy Cauliflower With Bacon makes an amazing side dish to wings, steak, burgers, or any other S meat. Or, if you’re craving a bowl of Mac & Cheese, you can enjoy a bowl or this on its own. It will fill you up without crossing fuels!

You don’t need any special ingredients for this recipe:

If you don’t have riced cauliflower, or can’t find it, you can easily make your own for this recipe by running half a head of fresh cauliflower through a food processor or blender, or even a cheese grater.

I took the fast route by steaming my riced cauliflower in the microwave, but you can also do it in a saucepan on the stove. Just remember to drain it well once its tender.

Keep in mind that this dish is quite calorie-dense with all the different cheeses in it, so it’s best enjoyed responsibly and saved for occasional use.

Yield: 8 servings

Cheesy Cauliflower With Bacon | THM: S

Cheesy Cauliflower With Bacon | THM: S

This cheesy cauliflower with bacon is low-carb comfort food at its finest! Think Ooey, gooey Mac & Cheese deliciousness without the carbs! A THM S.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 5 cups riced cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 tsp Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 1 cup grated cheddar, divided
  • 3/4 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • dried parsley for garnish


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Pour riced cauliflower into a microwavable bowl with water and microwave on HIGH for 4-6 minutes or until softened, stirring halfway through. Drain and set aside.
  3. Fry bacon in a skillet until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towel. Crumble when cooled. Discard all but 1 Tbsp of bacon drippings. Fry onions in reserved bacon grease until translucent. Add in cream cheese and hot sauce, stirring until melted and smooth.
  4. Pour cream cheese mixture into a large casserole dish. Stir in cauliflower mayo, and 1/2 cup grated cheddar and other cheeses. Stir until smooth. Top with crumbled bacon and remaining 1/2 cup of grated cheddar.
  5. Bake at 350 F. for 25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle on parsley for garnish.

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5 thoughts on “Cheesy Cauliflower With Bacon | THM: S”

  1. Hi, Jacinda. Thanks for this recipe! It’s my first week on THM and I’ve been scouring your site. LOL Can’t wait to try this!
    Sarah Beals

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