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Healthier KFC Famous Bowls Copycat

A lower calorie, lower carb recipe for the classic Famous Bowl from KFC. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower, copycat recipe, low carb
Servings 2 Bowls
Calories 300 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff


  • 12 oz Frozen Cauliflower Rice
  • 2 Tbsp (28g) Light Butter I used Land O' Lakes
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 C (125g) Whole Kernel Corn drained
  • 1/4 C (60g) Beef Gravy from a jar
  • 1/4 C (28g) Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar
  • 16 pieces Spicy Popcorn Chicken or your choice of popcorn chicken


  1. Microwave the cauliflower rice for 4-5 minutes and drain any remaining liquid before adding to a food processor or blender with the butter and black pepper. 

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  2. Blend until smooth like mashed potatoes. You may be able to accomplish this with a masher or really fine whisk, but it will take some work. 

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  3. Open a can of corn and drain any liquid before microwaving 1/2 cup for 60-90 seconds or until warm. Measure the beef gravy and microwave for 30-60 seconds or until warm. 

  4. Add half the mashed cauliflower to a bowl before adding half the corn, gravy, and 8 pieces of popcorn chicken. Sprinkle half the shredded cheddar and repeat for the second bowl. 

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Recipe Notes

  • Each bowl has 6 Smart Points.
  • Looking for cauliflower alternatives? Give these a try for your mashed fauxtatoes:
    • Butternut squash or winter squash purees 
    • Parsnips or other tubers 
    • Mix real potatoes with cauliflower fauxtatoes. You'll never know they're there. 
  • If you'd like to replace the butter, coconut oil or just about any fat source will work. 
Nutrition Facts
Healthier KFC Famous Bowls Copycat
Amount Per Serving (1 Bowl)
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Protein 24g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.