By Helping Hands on July 05, 2004
Photo by Zurie
Photo by Zurie
"This is an awesome low-carb version of loaded baked potatoes, and tastes far better than any version of mock potatoes that I have tried. In fact, this dish is soooo good, you will not believe it! I do not remember where I got this recipe, but it is a fabulous side to any low-carb meal. You will be pleased, I promise! Yum! Yum!"
Serving Size: 1 (217 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 3
"This was absolutely delicious. I am not necessarily a fan of cauliflower but this intrigued me. I cooked the cauliflower in chicken stock and also added some finely diced red onion. I had guests over for dinner and everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing, Helping Hands, this is a keeper."
"This stuff is 100% amazing! Even my non low carb friends love it and my small children love it too. I use cream cheese in mine- a whole 8oz package and I use more cauliflower. Since I'm usually out of green onions, I find that the dried chives work very well! This is a super easy and tasty dish for anyone, not just low carbers!!"
"I make this recipe but use 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese. It's creamier and delicious! I make this all the time in place of potatoes."
"This is my new favorite recipe! I really love that I can have something close to mashed potatoes on my Atkins lifestyle! The bacon and cheese are amazing. I put cheddar cheese on the top at the end and put in in the broiler and it makes a nice, cheesy topping! Even my 15 year old son chose this over mashed potatoes at dinner!"
"I used a head of cauliflower and it worked great. Mashed with a potato masher just until crumbly and it was the perfect consistensy for me, (I don't like how it can get watery when you puree it) This made 4 large servings. Thanks for posting!"
"This is a great low carb dish! I'm a potato fanatic and while there is no substitute for the real thing, this came in as a good second choice. I added some chopped red onion and some grated parmesan since I had them lying around. It is also good warmed up in the oven the next day."
"Yummmm! Definately a keeper and easily gluten free. The califlower I got was small so I added some left over steamed carrots-turnips-beets and all was chopped about 1 inch square to maintain some crunch. I steamed the fresh califlower 15 minutes. Used Jennie O turkey bacon. My husbands testimony..."tell them I ate it before I ate my meatloaf." Very colorful, it would be a great pot luck dish."
"Made this and LOVED it! Got us thinking of another side dish..just add mustard and dill relish and WHALA!!!...fauxtato (potato) salad!!!.."
"Very good! Left off the green onions since I was out, otherwise made as directed. I did whip the cauliflower bit in the food processor."
"This was excellent! I will be putting this recipe in my favorites! I put my cauliflower in the food processor after I cooked it, and the dish had the consistency of couscous. I don't think I could fool anyone into thinking that these were potatoes, but it was delicious just the same! Thank you for sharing this recipe!"
"Mmmmm! Taking a cue from other raters I "over-cooked" (steamed) fresh cauliflower and used an electric mixer to make the mixture as close to mashed potatoes as possible. Delicious!!!"
"This was delicious! I did follow some other's suggestions and due to being on a very low carb diet, exchanged the sour cream for cream cheese. Otherwise, followed the directions. I used a potato masher and it had more of a creamy, cheesy rice consistency. Even my picky kids thought it was good. This is a must have recipe when watching your carbs. I'm making it a second time for this week! Thanks Helping Hands"
"I thought it tasted good, but was more work than I'd want for an ordinary side dish--having to pre-cook the bacon and cauliflower then having to bake everything after mixing it all together & layer it uses too many dishes. Might be good if asked to bring a side for something, but I wouldn't want to go through all this for a regular dinner night."
"I made this last night to go with our Valentine's dinner of lobster & steak. I steamed a whole head of cauliflower, drained and mashed with a potato masher, added 2 tlbs. of butter, about 3 tlbs. of ranch dressing, cuz i was out of sour cream, 3 green onions chopped,6 slices of chopped cooked bacon & the bottom shakes of shredded & cubed cheddar cheese & pepper. I didn't bake it, cuz it was getting late.The outcome was delish, my hubby said he could live without real mashed potatoes for this & that says alot cuz he is a meat & potato kinda man! Thanks for sharing, will be making this again soon!"
"LOVED THIS! It was amazingly delicious and really, very easy to make. I used fresh cauliflower that I steamed before baking. I made this to go along with a spinach stuffed chicken and steamed baby carrots for a rather healthy and low carb dinner. I used the measurements listed and got enough to make 6 side dish portions. Will be making this time and again I am sure. Thank you Helping Hands."
"This was easy to make (I used the steaming the frozen cauliflower method, and using a hand potato masher to break down my cauliflower). I followed the recipe as written. Made three GENEROUS portions. I thought it tasted more like loaded rice than loaded potato, but who cares! It was still very yummy."
"Made this for my boyfriend and now he asks for it all the time. Perfect side dish! I used frozen cauliflower and left it in big pieces. Doesn't resemble mashed potatoes but is still amazing!!"
"Officially my new favorite recipe! This recipe proves eating healthy doesn't have to feel like a punishment! :)"
"Excellent recipe! I changed it up slightly: I used a fresh cauliflower that I cut up and steamed until just tender (10 min); subbed chopped cooked turkey bacon, used half lite sour cream and half 2% Greek yogurt, and instead of green onions, I used chives from my garden. Highly recommended :)"