Cauliflower Taco Bake Recipe

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YIELDS: 8 SERVINGS PREP TIME: 0 HOURS 20 MINS TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR 20 MINS

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE BEEF

  • 1 tbsp. 
  • extra-virgin olive oil1/2 
  • yellow onion, diced2 lb. 
  • ground beef
  • Freshly ground black pepper2 tbsp. 
  • keto taco seasoning mix4 
  • large eggs, lightly beaten

FOR THE CAULIFLOWER1 

  • small head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • Kosher salt

FOR THE CHEESE SAUCE

  • 4 oz. 
  • cream cheese2/3 c. 
  • heavy cream2 tbsp. 
  • butter1/2 tsp. 
  • ground mustard1/4 tsp. 
  • garlic powder3 c. 
  • shredded cheddar, divided1/4 c. 
  • sliced green onions

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Make the beef: In a large skillet over medium, heat oil. Add onion and cook until slightly softened, 2 minutes. Add ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 6 minutes. Drain excess fat and sprinkle in taco seasoning, stirring to coat meat. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. 
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk eggs, then stir in meat mixture. Spread mixture into an even layer in the bottom of a 9″-x-13″ baking dish. 
  3. Meanwhile, make the cauliflower: In a large pot of salted boiling water, blanch cauliflower, 3 minutes. Drain and squeeze cauliflower of water. Arrange cauliflower in an even layer on top of beef in baking dish.
  4. Make the cheese sauce: In a medium saucepan, combine cream cheese, heavy cream, butter, ground mustard, and garlic powder, and cook over medium, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in 2 cups cheddar until smooth. Season with salt and stir in green onions.
  5. Pour cheese sauce over cauliflower in baking dish and top with remaining 1 cup cheddar. Bake until cauliflower is tender, beef is set, and cheese is melty, about 30 minutes. If desired, broil until golden, about 2 minutes.


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