loaded cauliflower bites

Your New Favorite Appetizer: Loaded Cauliflower Bites

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy appetizer? Look no further than these loaded cauliflower bites. Not only are they a great low-carb or keto-friendly alternative to potato skins, but they are also loaded with flavor and nutrients!

Cauliflower is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium, making it the perfect choice for an appetizer.

So what are you waiting for?

Try this recipe today!

The combination of cauliflower, cheese, bacon, and green onions creates a flavor that makes this simple recipe absolutely delicious!

These loaded cauliflower bites are great as a side dish, game-day appetizers, holiday parties, or any other gathering.

The best part is that you can make them ahead if you’re short on time because they reheat well.

But don’t worry, if you want that fresh-from-the-oven flavor, these cauliflower bites only take a few minutes.

Loaded Cauliflower Bites Ingredients

  • 1 Package of frozen organic cauliflower rice cooked according to package instructions (or grate a fresh cauliflower head and cook until tender, then proceed with the recipe)
  • 2 Large eggs
  • ½ C. Colby jack cheese shredded
  • ¼ C. Chopped green onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ C. Crumbled bacon pieces
  • ½ C. Shredded cheddar cheese

Additional Optional Ingredients

Want to spice up your snack? Try adding a few of these ingredients to the recipe or use them as toppings to make your bites even more flavorful!

  • hot sauce
  • chives
  • garlic
  • a different kind of cheese
  • ranch dressing
  • sour cream

These cauliflower bites are so versatile that you can really make them your own.

So go ahead and experiment with different ingredients until you find the perfect combination for you.

Loaded Cauliflower Bites Recipe Instructions

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Gather your ingredients and heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Grease a muffin tin with olive oil (coconut or your favorite oil could work too)

Grab your organic oil of choice and grease away! You can either use a regular-sized muffin tin or a mini muffin tin depending on how big you would like your cauliflower bites.

3. Add your ingredients

Add the cauliflower rice, eggs, Colby jack cheese, green onion, salt, and pepper to taste in a large bowl, and mix well. *

4. Fill the muffin cups

After you’ve mixed the basic ingredients, it’s time to scoop the cauliflower mixture into your well-greased muffin tin. You’ll want to fill the cups almost to the top.

5. Bake

Slide your muffin pan in and bake for 25 minutes. 

6. Add the toppings

Remove the cauliflower bites from the oven and crumble bacon pieces and sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on the top (you can add finely chopped chives too if you’d like).

Put the baking sheet back in the oven to bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bites are a little crispy.

7. Serve warm

While these loaded cauliflower bites are actually pretty tasty cold, they’re best when served warm.

*If you’re using a fresh head of cauliflower you can grate it and make your own cauliflower rice and then cook until fork tender, and continue with the recipe.

Alternative Recipe

If you want to try something a little different but enjoy this low-carb snack, you can always:

  1. chop cauliflower florets into chunks, arrange all the cauliflower on a single-layer baking sheet
  2. add salt and pepper (garlic powder would be really tasty too!)
  3. roast until tender

While that is baking, add bacon, cheese, green onion, and any other desired ingredients in a small bowl and give it a quick toss to mix.

Once the roasted cauliflower is tender, remove it from the oven, top it with the ingredients in the bowl, and bake for another 5 minutes.

Remove the smothered cauliflower pieces from the oven, top them with your favorite ingredients, eat, and enjoy!

This recipe version tastes just as good as the loaded cauliflower bites but it is a little messier.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4 

Net Carbs: 3 net carbs per serving

FAQs About Loaded Cauliflower Bites

Have a few questions before you get cooking? Here are answers to some of the most common questions.

1. Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes! You can make the loaded cauliflower bites in advance. Just follow the recipe instructions and then store them in an airtight container in the fridge, warm, and then serve.

2. How should I reheat these bites?

If you’re reheating these cauliflower bites, you can do so by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and then placing the desired number of bites on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until warmed throughout.

3. Can I freeze the cauliflower bites?

Yes, you can freeze them! Just place the desired number of bites in a freezer-safe bag or container and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy, thaw overnight in the fridge and then reheat according to the instructions above.

4. Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes! This recipe is naturally gluten-free but just be sure to check the labels on your ingredients to double-check that they are in fact gluten-free.

5. What should I serve these with?

These loaded cauliflower bites are the perfect appetizer or snack but if you’re looking for something to pair them with, try pairing them with a simple salad or some roasted veggies. Really, you could choose this dish in place of any roasted or loaded mashed potatoes recipes.

Cauliflower Bites Wrap Up

There you have it, an easy and healthy recipe for loaded cauliflower bites! These are the perfect appetizer or snack for any party or gathering and they’re also great for meal prep or if you have a craving and need a low-carb comfort food.

Be sure to give this recipe a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Loaded Cauliflower Bites Recipe Card

loaded cauliflower bites

Loaded Cauliflower Bites

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy appetizer? Look no further than these loaded cauliflower bites. Not only are they a great low-carb or keto diet-compliant alternative to loaded potato skins, but they are also loaded with flavor and nutrients!

Ingredients

  • 1 Package of frozen organic cauliflower rice
  • 2 Large eggs
  • ½ C. Colby jack cheese shredded
  • ¼ C. Chopped green onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ C. Crumbled bacon pieces
  • ½ C. Shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

    1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    2.Add the cauliflower rice, eggs, Colby jack cheese, green onions, and salt and pepper to taste in a mixing bowl, and combine well.
    3.Fill the sections of a well-greased mini muffin tin almost to the top with the cauliflower mixture.
    4.Bake for 25 minutes.
    5.Sprinkle the bacon and cheddar cheese, and bake for another 5 minutes.








Notes

Want to spice up your snack? Try adding a few of these ingredients to the recipe or use them as toppings to make your bites even more flavorful!

  • hot sauce
  • chives
  • garlic
  • a different kind of cheese
  • ranch dressing
  • sour cream

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 386mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g

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