Twice Baked Cauliflower

Twice-Baked Cauliflowerfrom Kalyn’s Kitchen: Recipe Favorites: Twice-Baked Cauliflower

 Twice Baked Cauliflower
(6 servings, recipe adapted slightly from The Low Carb gourmet.)

1 large head cauliflower
4 oz. low fat cream cheese (do not use fat free)
1 T butter (optional, original recipe called for 2 T and next time I would leave out the butter)
1/2 cup low fat sour cream (do not use fat free)
1/4 cup minced green onions
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
6 slices bacon, cooked very crisp and crumbled
1 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
(I used Kraft 2% milk sharp cheddar)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cut out stem and core from cauliflower, and cut into small pieces. Cook in large pot of boiling water until cauliflower is tender, but not overly soft. Drain well and mash with potato masher, leaving some chunks. Mix in cream cheese, butter (if using), sour cream, green onion, Parmesan, and 3/4 of the bacon.

Spread evenly in an 8 X 8 inch glass casserole dish. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and reserved bacon. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

South Beach and Low Glycemic Suggestions:

Even with less fat due to low fat cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream, less bacon, and no butter, this recipe should be a “once-in-a-while” treat for the South Beach Diet since all the fat is saturated fat. Serve it with lower fat dishes such as Grilled Tuna with Cherry Tomato Salsa. Cauliflower is very low on the glycemic index, and should be a good choice for any low-glycemic eating plan.

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