This cheesy cauliflower rice is the perfect low-carb side dish that pairs great with any protein!
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes
1 large head of cauliflower, riced or 16 oz bag riced cauliflower
1 tablespoon butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
Pinch of salt
4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons water or milk
2 strips of bacon, cooked crispy and chopped
If using a head of cauliflower, rice it first. If using frozen, thaw it out completely and ring out any excess water.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat; once hot, melt the butter. Add the garlic and sauté for a minute until toasted and fragrant.
To the skillet, add the cauliflower rice and stir. Cook for about 5 minutes until softened.
Add the cream cheese to the middle of the pan and begin to melt it slowly into the cauliflower. Add the cheddar cheese, and combine. Slowly add a tablespoon of water at a time to the pan to help give the melted cheeses a sauce-like texture. Once the cheesy mixture has been incorporated into the cauliflower rice, turn off the heat.
Sprinkle chopped bacon bits over the top and finely chopped chives, if using.