Faux Twice Baked "Potatoes" (Cauliflower)

No potatoes were harmed in the making of this dish! Actually this dish is low calorie and low carb by substituting potatoes with cauliflower.

I have used cauliflower to replace rice in my diet and I had heard of people using it to replace mashed potatoes. With thanksgiving coming right around the corner I wanted to try making a faux potato dish. I wanted something healthy and yummy for potlucks and Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Faux Twice Baked "Potatoes" (Cauliflower)

I promise you this is an amazing recipe! My first nibble of the “potatoes” and I was hooked. I hadn’t even gotten the cheese and bacon on the top yet!

Handi Foil pans made this recipe quick and easy. I just spread out the cauliflower and started spreading the toppings. I didn’t worry about the cheese sticking to the sides or what I needed to do to make clean up easier for me.

Faux Twice Baked "Potatoes" (Cauliflower)

What was also nice was because I was making this only for my family not for a potluck. I was able to use one of Handi Foil cake pans after we ate our fill I placed a lid on it and stored it in the fridge for the next meal.

Faux Twice Baked "Potatoes" (Cauliflower)

The next day I made roast beef rolls. I placed a spoonful of this awesome dish into a slice of roast beef lunch meat and rolled it up. I made about four of these and had a quick, healthy and yummy lunch.

Faux Twice Baked "Potatoes" (Cauliflower)

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Twice Baked Mashed “Potatoes” (Cauliflower)


  • 2 heads cauliflower cooked
  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup low fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 6 slices bacon crumbled
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees
  2. Place cooked cauliflower, cream cheese, garlic,1/2 cup cheese, butter and salt & pepper in food processor (I had to do two batches for this large of a recipe), process till smooth
  3. Spread mashed cauliflower into a large baking dish
  4. Sprinkle with bacon and remaining cheese
  5. Cook for 20 minutes
  6. How to cook cauliflower in microwave:
  7. Pour ¼ cup of water in shallow dish.
  8. Core the cauliflower and place the head downwards.
  9. Cook in the microwave on full power for three minutes.
  10. Protect your hands with oven mitts, and flip the whole cauliflower over and cook another 3 minutes
  11. Repeat until the consistency you need

[box]Servings: 16 | Calories: 93 | Fat: 6 | Carbohydrate: 5 | Fiber: 2 | Protein: 5[/box]

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