Published Apr 2nd
Prep 10m Cook 45m Additional - Ready In 55m
Servings 4 servings Calories 195.9

A great way to add some zip to your cauliflower. This recipe is low-carb and resembles a loaded potato! Very unique and down right tasty!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dry ranch salad dressing mix (such as Hidden Valley Ranch®)
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces, or more to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until very tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer cauliflower to a bowl, mash, and strain excess water.
  3. 3 Mix cauliflower, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, ranch dressing mix, onion powder, and garlic powder together in a 9-inch baking dish; top with butter.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, 30 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 195.9
  • Carbohydrate 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol 38.4 mg
  • Fat 14.8 g
  • Fiber 3.6 g
  • Protein 8.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 9.2 g
  • Sodium 226.9 mg
  • Sugar 3.8 g


  1. This is delicious and great way to disguise cauliflower if you have picky eaters that wouldn't usually eat it. A couple things I do to make this easier are, run the cauliflower through my food processor and then put it in a microwave safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap and zap it for about 8-10 - Read more ...
  2. i make 1 c. sour cream and 1 c. mayo mix w/ green onions and bacon and sliced fresh mushrooms, and cheddar cheese, mix all, add more cheddar and green onions to the top bake for 20 minutes... wonderful!
  3. Very easy and delicious. I did not add the ranch dressing mix but instead added bacon bits and sliced green onions. Decadent but at least its low carb, something we need to add more to our diets.
  4. Great side dish! I did not mash the cauliflower and it turned out great. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exact.
  5. This recipe was really good. Thoroughly enjoyed it and a great way to eat cauliflower! I made it without the ranch as it sometimes has MSG in it. And added 1/2 tsp of paprika for color. yum.
  6. One of our favorites! So good. I always double this one since it is so popular. I read some of the reviews and was a bit confused. The recipe clearly calls for steaming first. Perhaps it has been edited? At any rate, this is a must. And as to the mashing, I prefer my dish - Read more ...
  7. Made this for dinner tonight, minus the onion powder-we didn't have any and used greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I have 3 kids (7-11) which gobbled it up and asked for seconds-they normally won't eat cauliflower. Will make again and again--thank you!
  8. Love this recipe! Took the advice from lutzflcat and steamed the cauliflower first. This dish diasappeared quick! I am making this for Thanksgiving this year and am going to add some fresh broccoli pieces to it. Thanks for sharing!
  9. I steamed the cauliflower in the microwave which expedited that part of the recipe. I'm never totally on board when it comes to mashing cauliflower, since you simply can't get the consistency really as smooth as you can with potatoes. However, I love the fact that this dish is low carb, easy to make, and - Read more ...

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