BACON & SMOKED GOUDA CAULIFLOWER MASH (LOW CARB AND GLUTEN FREE)

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Friends, I have created something spectacular.

This low carb cauliflower puree is so amazing, that even though after tasting it I immediately wanted to hide in the closet with a giant spoon rather than waste time taking photos of it, my conscience wouldn’t allow me NOT to share it with you TONIGHT!

This simple, humble dish is SO DELICIOUS, that even though I just got home after a long day and should be working on the overdue Spring ezine cover design, or this week’s keto menu plan which is due Saturday morning, I STOPPED THE PRESSES on everything else so I could share this with you RIGHT THIS MINUTE!

That’s how confident I am that you will want to make this delicious keto cauliflower mash immediately.

*pauses to take another bite*     *and another*     *and another*      *sigh*

What is this ambrosia of which I speak? It’s so simple, yet so sublime, and like many of my favorites, born of a desperate desire for something tasty for dinner – cobbled together quickly and with whatever I have on hand.

I started with a batch of of the “Better than Potatoes” Cheesy Cauliflower Puree, and then I added a few of slices of cooked bacon, and a chunk of Smoked Gouda cheese. I pureed until smooth and heated it in the microwave for another minute – then topped it with a decadent pat of butter and some more kosher salt.

It’s silky, smoky, bacony perfection in every bite! So much better than even your wildest imagination could…er…imagine.

 

A keto, atkins and paleo friendly low carb cauliflower puree from I Breathe I'm Hungry

In addition to solving my what’s for dinner dilemma (for the rest of my life) this low carb cauliflower puree recipe has also caused me to have an epiphany. Dear friends, I have been looking at my family situation all wrong!

You see, it used to upset me that Mr. Hungry and Hungry Jr. were immune to the joys of cauliflower. Despite my repeated attempts to lure them over to the cauliflower fan club, they have thus far remained unconvinced of it’s virtues.

This recipe made me realize that MY LIFE IS PERFECT AS IT IS! I first tasted this and thought, “I bet they would actually LIKE this one,” which was immediately followed by “but then I would have to SHARE it, and that would JUST.NOT.DO.”

So I slunk into my office with my still steaming bowl – where I sit now, writing this post and taking intermittent bites, all while keeping an eye on the door to make sure nobody comes wandering in looking for a life-altering taste!

Oh don’t feel too bad for the guys – I’ll share a batch with them…. eventually….

Meanwhile, I’ll be stocking up on Smoked Gouda and cauliflower like a maniac (my freezer is already full of bacon of course!) Your local Costco is out of Smoked Gouda? Sorry, that was me. You snooze you lose, Peeps – all’s fair in love and cheese!

So get thee some Smoked Gouda (while you still can), a head of cauliflower, and some bacon, then put this amazing low carb cauliflower puree together ASAP!

If your family already likes cauliflower, my sage advice to you is:

a) HIDE,  or b) Make A LOT!

 

low carb cauliflower puree recipe from I Breathe Im Hungry

Now I’m off to get back to this week’s Keto Menu Plan – which will, you guessed it, feature this steaming bowl of deliciousness FO’ SHO’! In fact, I might just put it down for breakfast, lunch, and dinner EVERY SINGLE DAY. (Wow, that would actually make my night go a lot faster….) Ok, I won’t really, but it would be AWESOME if I DID!

In fact I guarantee that after you taste this low carb cauliflower puree recipe, you’ll wish I had! 😉

 

BACON & SMOKED GOUDA CAULIFLOWER MASH (LOW CARB AND GLUTEN FREE)
Silky, smoky, bacony perfection – your family will request this low carb and gluten free side dish recipe over and over again!
Serves: Approximately 3 cups
INGREDIENTS
  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 4 slices of cooked bacon
  • ⅓ cup shredded Smoked Gouda cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place the cauliflower, heavy cream, butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a microwave safe dish. Microwave on high for 18 – 20 minutes, or until soft. Transfer the cauliflower and liquid to a magic bullet or food processor. Add the bacon and Smoked Gouda. Blend until smooth and creamy. Season with additional salt and pepper as desired.
NOTES
Approximate nutrition info per cup: 282 calories, 22g fat, 2g net carbs, 12g protein
NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving size: 1 cup

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