Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Mash with Bacon
Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Mash with Bacon is a low carb, keto gluten-free side dish and a most delicious way to serve broccoli. The broccoli is blended into a paste and made creamy and flavorful with Mahon Menorca Semi-Cured Cheese, butter, garlic, spices and topped with a splash of cream, more grated cheese and bacon crumbles.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time32 mins
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 1 to 2 cloves garlic
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 2 ½ tbsp butter melted
- ½ cup grated Mahon Menorca Semi-Cured Cheese, or grated Gouda Cheese divided in half
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 slice bacon cooked and crumbled
Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C). Chop broccoli into florets.
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan and add broccoli florets. Boil on medium-high for 8 to 10 minutes.
Drain broccoli in a colander. Stack a few paper towels together and dump broccoli onto paper towels.
Wrap broccoli in paper towels and press down in the colander to squeeze out any excess water.
Add to a food processor: the broccoli florets, garlic cloves, sea salt, black pepper, melted butter and ¼ cup of the grated Cheese.
Process until a smooth green paste forms.
Add the broccoli paste to one 24-ounce shallow baking Au Gratin dish (or divide into two 12-ounce baking dishes).
Spread evenly in the dish and drag a fork along the top of the broccoli mash to form grooves.
Drizzle the heavy cream over the top and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup grated cheese.
Bake at 350° F (180° C) for 15 minutes.
Once cook time is done broil on low for 2 minutes to brown the cheese lightly.
Remove from oven and sprinkle the cooked crumbled bacon over the top. Serve warm.
*all recipe data are estimates based on the products I used*
Yield: 4 servings, Serving size: 1/2 cup, Net Carbs: 2 g per serving. Amounts per serving:
Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 483mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g