Cyn's Mock Potato Casserole

Cyn's Mock Potato Casserole

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 164.6
  • Total Fat: 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 49.3 mg
  • Sodium: 442.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 10.8 g

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Introduction

You'll never believe that this creamy, rich dish doesn't have any potatoes! It's also high in protein for a side with 10 grams per serving! You'll never believe that this creamy, rich dish doesn't have any potatoes! It's also high in protein for a side with 10 grams per serving!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    16 oz bag frozen cauliflower
    2 T light butter with canola oil (like Land O Lakes brand spreadable)
    4 oz cream cheese, softened
    1 lb turkey bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
    8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
    2 T chopped green onions (or parsley)
    2 T Water

Directions

Serves 8

Microwave cauliflower with 2 T water for 10-15 minutes until VERY soft, drain, then mash with potato masher.

Blend in butter and cream cheese.

Add the shredded cheese (reserving about 1/2 cup) and remaining ingredients, and stir together.

Put in a casserole dish and top with remaining shredded cheese.

Bake 350 for 20 minutes, until brown and bubbly.

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  • Incredible!
    24 of 24 people found this review helpful
    We really enjoyed this! It did taste like cauliflower though... which is fine b/c we like cauliflower! I don't agree with the description that says you'll never believe it doesn't have potatoes... definitely no potatoes, but still VERY VERY yummy! Will definitely make it again and again! - 8/24/09

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  • 20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I make mashed cauliflower all the time, but this was way better! I substituted diced ham for the bacon and served it as a main dish, and my family loved it! - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Instead of using frozen cauliflower, I used a head of fresh cauliflower, cut it up into pieces, boiled it, and mashed it. I also used the Morningstar faux bacon. The casserole was delicious. My husband also really enjoyed it! It reheats well too! - 8/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This was the first time I had cauliflower and it was V ERY GOOD. I have a passion for potatoes, so I could tell the difference between this and potatoes. That's OK. Cauliflower is MUCH better for me. I had to substitute alot because I didn't have everything. I wasn't prepared. Still, GREAT - 1/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I subbed out the turkey bacon for Morningstar faux bacon (to make it vegetarian) and subbed the cream cheese for FF sour cream and it tasted like sour cream and onion potato chips! I would sooooo make this again! A huge hit at our Thanksgiving table! - 11/22/07

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This dish fooled a few at my Christmas dinner - some who say they do not like cauliflower. I make this dish often because it tastes fabulous - just like a twiced-baked potato. I only use 3 slices of the turkey bacon, not the whole pound. I recommend this to everyone - give it a try. - 1/25/11

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I couldn't stop eating it. My husband is NOT a fan of cauliflower, so I wondered how he would feel about it. He loved it. My kids didn't even know that it wasn't potatoes. This will be a regular side in our house. - 6/14/12

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is pretty high calorie for the amount you get, but with that said I have to tell you it is simply DELICIOUS!!! I don't mind the extra calories for one day to indulge in this dish. I didn't taste the cauliflower AT ALL! I had my kid try it (she doesn't like cauliflower) and she loved it!! - 3/16/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is one of our favorite recipe's. We started making it about a year ago when we were following a low carb diet. It is on our Thanksgiving menu this year. Love it! - 11/22/10

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  • Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My brother didn't like it, my boyfriend thought it was really good, my mom and i thought it was ok... - 3/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I also used sour cream and made it vegetarian by using morningstar faux bacon. My whole family loved it! - 1/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My only issue was to stop eating it!!! - 1/30/13

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    There's absolutely NO reason to add 2 T water just to microwave frozen cauliflower to make this dish. Frozen vegetables have more than enough water for microwave cooking. Fresh cauliflower is 75% water -- plenty of water content to microwave/cook the cauliflower. - 11/25/14

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Really tasty! We made this at Thanksgiving this year and everyone loved it! I highly recommend using less bacon, though - I didn't even have a whole pound, and it was too much. Delicious, though! - 11/27/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was a really good recipe! I made it how the recipe appears. Next time I am going to only use a half a lb of the turkey bacon. I also think it may be even better with ham diced up in it like another post recommended. I did use reduced fat cheddar. - 11/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe! My whole family loves this, I use ham instead of bacon, and also use this as a main dish...Definitely worth checking out! - 11/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    No, it's not quite like potatoes, but it is cheesy, yummy, wonderfulnss! I highly recommend it! - 1/10/11

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I definitely enjoyed this! However I substituted green onion with a white onion. I'll definately won't do that again... it was too much! - 5/28/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make. Enjoyed it very much. - 4/16/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was very tasty & easy to make. I made it for a Thanksgiving Potluck & everyone Loved it! - 11/19/07

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is an old recipe, if a person likes cauliflower, dont be afraid to say this is whipped up cauliflower, for heavens sakes. Admit that vegetables dont taste very good to many people so they must be doctored up with cheese and bacon. It is the truth. - 11/30/14

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Not like potatoes, but it comes close. Well worth the trade off on the carb side. I did cut the cheese to only 4 oz. and used half a pound of the bacon. Yummy stuff. - 6/27/14

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good. A big weakness of mine is potatoes, this will for sure make up for that! (although, you can totally tell it's cauliflower, my boys weren't so sure about it, but they did eat it) Good sub for me while they eat their potatoes, nice and easy to get some frozen cauliflower and it my way! - 2/20/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! My husband and daughter and I all liked it! - 2/7/13

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a great idea, think about substituting plain greek yogurt in place of the cream cheese. - 1/19/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I hoped that when I made this my husband would have an open mind and try it. Incredibly, he not only tried it but asked me to make again this week and he's always disliked cauliflower. I too used a fresh cauliflower instead of frozen and I've used the reduced fat cheddar and light cream cheese. - 11/11/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I hate changing recipes, but I didn't have cream cheese or turkey bacon. I subbed 4T sour cream, 2T eggbeaters, and 4 slices bacon, chopped. I also used a leek instead of green onions. My non-cauliflower eating husband and daughter each ate two servings. Thank you SO much for this low carb sub! - 6/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added a bit of garlic and some onion to it. Very good. - 9/8/18

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Calories are off by at least 57 calories per serving. Recipe calls for 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese, but per serving breakdown only accounts for 4 oz. (Also changes fat, cholesterol, sodium and protein counts). Still a great tasting recipe. I've made it with low sodium, low fat ham. - 10/17/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good! I omitted the butter and reduced the cheese to reduce the calories. - 8/9/13

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe does sound good, however, I think I'm correct in saying that adding 8 ounces of cheddar cheese will make the calorie count much higher than noted for one serving. - 5/9/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe! Used it as a "hash brown" casserole adding some eggs along with some other seasonings. It has the same consistency of hash browns if you don't mash them too much. Wonderful! - 2/13/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    SO good! - 2/7/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy, yes, Try it!!! minor substitutions. 3 strips of real bacon instead of turkey bacon. 8 oz. of Neufchatel instead of cream cheese. no butter.
    OMG! glad I did it.
    - 10/18/11

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  • This looks yummy! I'm going to try it this week!!! - 5/10/20

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  • Incredible!
    Great recipe! - 5/8/20

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  • Looks easy to make - 3/8/20

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  • Good
    Good - 12/21/19

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  • looks great - 12/11/19

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  • - 11/26/19

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  • I prefer potatoes any time and the difference is fairly obvious. I like other preparations with cauliflower like the cauliflower fried - 11/26/19

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  • Incredible!
    Cut the bacon in half - 11/25/19

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  • Incredible!
    This was amazingly good, flavor was so wonderful - my family even asked for seconds :) - 11/25/19

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  • Incredible!
    Yes - 11/25/19

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  • This will become a favourite - 11/25/19

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  • From the looks of the picture, the cauliflower was not mashed, which is quite all right with me. - 11/25/19

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  • Sounds drlush - 11/25/19

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  • Sounds good. - 11/10/19

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  • yummy?
    - 10/7/19

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  • Thanks - 10/6/19

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  • Delicious! - 8/21/19

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  • This sounds delicious ... putting on my "to make" list. - 8/20/19

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  • Very Good
    omitted the bacon - 8/2/19

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  • Incredible!
    YUMMY - 8/1/19

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  • Nice recipe - 7/5/19

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  • looks good - 6/17/19

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  • Really good. - 5/21/19

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  • so good - 4/20/19

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  • Very Good
    GOOD - 3/17/19

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  • OK - 3/14/19

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  • Very Good
    Great - 2/3/19

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  • Very Good
    Very tasty! - 2/3/19

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    All I could taste was the high fat. Of the 165 calories, 105 are from fat. That's 63%!! A gram of fat has 9 calories, do the math to correct me if I'm wrong. I came to Spark Recipes looking for healthy. - 1/13/19

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  • Going to try this today with a couple of changes - light oil to real butter and turkey bacon to real bacon for Keto diet. I am sure it will be great! - 1/12/19

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  • Very Good
    tasty - 1/4/19

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  • good. thanks - 12/25/18

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  • Incredible!
    Oh yes, it's cauliflower and the recipe is delicious. The only substitution I made was the greek yogurt for the cream cheese. - 12/9/18

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  • Incredible!
    U gave beep making these in place of our potatoes and Hubby loves them - 12/7/18

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  • Sounds yummy. - 11/28/18

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  • This recipe sounds very good---but cauliflower should taste like cauliflower---not potatoes. They may be the same color but flavors are very different---I like them both.
    - 11/25/18

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  • Very Good
    VERY GOOD!!! - 11/25/18

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  • Good
    Cut down to serve 2 . Made as listed, very good. Tasted like cauliflower , but I love cauliflower so just perfect. Thanks will make again, - 11/25/18

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  • I need to try. - 11/25/18

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious. I used low fat cream cheese and cut the turkey bacon. - 11/25/18

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  • delish. - 11/25/18

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  • Incredible!
    This was really good, great way to get a veggie in and an enjoyable dish. - 11/20/18

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  • Very Good
    Great recipe even without potatos! - 11/20/18

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  • Sounds like a healthy tasty salad. Using cauliflower instead of potatoes will be much healthier. Thanks for sharing. - 9/12/18

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  • I need to try this. - 9/8/18

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  • I will make this for sure! - 8/14/18

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  • Good, thanks. - 8/14/18

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  • Very Good
    wow cauliflower yum. potatoes yum. 2 different - 8/10/18

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  • This says 1.6 net carbs per serving, but when i put the recipe in CarbManagers import recipe function, it comes out at 4 net carbs per serving. That's a huge difference for those doing keto and trying to stay below 20 grams a day. - 8/9/18

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  • this sounds absolutely incredible, but for my tastes, I need to tweak it just a little. Wasn't there once a "recipe makeover" option? I would like to change the original recipe a tiny bit, but don't want to take credit for the recipe. Can this be done? - 7/16/18

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  • Nice - 7/14/18

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  • Incredible!
    My grocery store only has 12 ounce bags of frozen cauliflower. I adapted the recipe further by cutting the amount of bacon down from 1 pound to about 3 strips. And because I'm doing keto, I used full on butter. This was a great recipe. Reminded me very much of a loaded potato. - 6/26/18

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  • Yummy - 6/11/18

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  • Great stuff - 4/30/18

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  • Very Good
    This is good. I used 24 oz cauliflower. I don't think they sell 16 oz bags anymore. I used 12 oz turkey bacon as I don't think they sell it in 16 oz packages. The serving size is disappointing though. About 1/4 cup. Hubs likes it I will make it again, - 4/29/18

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  • On the menu today - 4/1/18

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  • Bad
    Great alternative. - 3/30/18

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  • Delicious and quick to put together. - 3/30/18

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  • Very Good
    Healthier than potatoes! Would make again. - 3/29/18

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  • interesting... - 2/25/18

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  • Good
    Good - 2/16/18

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  • Incredible!
    My husband HATES cauliflower and LOVED it - 2/6/18

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  • Very good! - 2/2/18

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  • Good
    good - 1/25/18

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  • I love this recipe!!! - 1/8/18

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  • Good
    Pretty 😊 good. - 1/7/18

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