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Faux Loaded Potato Skins { Low Carb}

Faux loaded potato skins? Say what? Yep..not  one potato in this recipe…but you’d never know it! Tastes just like loaded potato skins!  You know with cheese and sour cream, tomatoes and bacon? But they are healthy, low-carb and low-calorie! ( 64 calories each! {low-carb, low-calorie, GF, Keto, Vegetarian option}
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 faux potato skins
Calories: 64kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium size head fresh cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ½ cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • cup sour cream reduced fat
  • 1 piece of bacon cut into very small pieces and cooked ( or 2 strips veggie bacon-(like Morningstar Farms)
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 to mato diced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray a standard (12 muffins) muffin tin with non-stick spray. Set aside
  • In a blender (or food processor) add approx. 1 cup of cauliflower florets and pulse for approx. 15-20 sec. until the cauliflower is the consistency of rice. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl and continue working in batches until you have 2 cups of cauliflower "rice". Add eggs, pepper jack cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly.
  • Divide the cauliflower mixture evenly between 12 greased muffin cups (approx 2 Tbsp per muffin cup). Muffin cups will only be 1/2 full. Bake for 25 min.
  • Remove muffin tin from oven and evenly divide cheddar cheese among 12 cups. Return to oven for an additional 5 min. until cheese is melted and bubbly. Let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  • Slide a knife around the edges of muffin tin and remove each cauliflower muffin. Top with a dollop of sour cream, bacon (or veggie bacon), green onions and diced tomatoes. Serve warm.

Notes

For Vegetarian Option- use veggie bacon ( like Morningstar Farms) cut strips into very small pieces and cook in a frying pan over medium-high heat . Use the end of a wooden spoon to further "crumble" bacon while cooking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.6g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Cholesterol: 42.9mg | Sodium: 93.3mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.5g