5 from 18 votes
Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Mash with Bacon - Low carb , Keto & Gluten-free
Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Mash with Bacon
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
32 mins
 
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.
Course: broccoli, broccoli mash, keto, low carb, Side Dish
Cuisine: side dish, vegetable side dish
Keyword: broccoli, Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Mash with Bacon, keto, low carb
Servings: 4
Calories: 212 kcal
Author: Stacey
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C). Chop broccoli into florets.
  2. 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.
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  3. Drain broccoli in a colander. Stack a few paper towels together and dump broccoli onto paper towels.
  4. Wrap broccoli in paper towels and press down in the colander to squeeze out any excess water.
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  5. Add to a food processor: the broccoli florets, garlic cloves, sea salt, black pepper, melted butter and ¼ cup of the grated Cheese.

  6. Process until a smooth green paste forms.
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  7. Add the broccoli paste to one 24-ounce shallow baking Au Gratin dish (or divide into two 12-ounce baking dishes).
  8. Spread evenly in the dish and drag a fork along the top of the broccoli mash to form grooves.
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  9. Drizzle the heavy cream over the top and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup grated cheese.

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  10. Bake at 350° F (180° C) for 15 minutes.
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  11. Once cook time is done broil on low for 2 minutes to brown the cheese lightly.
    Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Mash with Bacon - Low carb , Keto & Gluten-free
  12. Remove from oven and sprinkle the cooked crumbled bacon over the top. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

*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:

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Mash with Bacon
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Sodium 483mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 10g 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.