Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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This keto cauliflower mac and cheese is the PERFECT side dish for dinner.  It's creamy, savory and has a texture that tricks you into thinking you are eating mac and cheese. You will LOVE this delicious keto cauliflower bake recipe. WATCH THE RECIPE VIDEO FIRST , then just scroll down below to make your very own healthy low carb cauliflower mac and cheese. 

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When I went keto, one of my most missed side dishes was macaroni and cheese. I mean... it's the best guilty pleasure there is! (Okay, maybe not the best... but you get my point.) I HAD to find a recipe - so I made a keto cauliflower mac and cheese. It's not the same by any means - but it is delicious. 

keto cauliflower mac and cheese

This low carb cauliflower mac and cheese is the PERFECT keto cauliflower recipe for weeknight dinners! With this healthy cauliflower mac and cheese, dinners will be even more delicious!

Scroll down below for the full recipe to make your own low carb cauliflower mac and cheese!

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Keto Cauliflower "Mac and Cheese"

We like to call it "mac and cheese" because... well...   the people like it that way!  Yes, it is just cheesy cauliflower. But with the texture is a reminder of macaroni and that helps get some people through their pasta cravings. 

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of cauliflower steamed, rough chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Crispy Bacon to garnish

Directions

Before you get started, gather all your ingredients to make it easier cooking in the kitchen. Get started by preheating the oven to 375 degrees and then prepare a baking dish with cooking spray.

Tip for cooking fresh cauliflower: Cut a head of cauliflower into florets. Steam or boil for approximately 5 minutes, until they are still crunchy but tender. Strain the cauliflower, rough chop, set aside. Or Start with microwaved steam bags or frozen, rough chopped. 

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In a sauce pot over low heat, add heavy whipping cream. Whisk in garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper to taste.

Add cream cheese and stir until smooth, and then add cheddar cheese, heat and stir until melted. 

Stir in cauliflower, mixing to fully coat and combine. Add to baking dish. Top with mozzarella and parmesan.  

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the mixture is browned on top and bubbly. For a more browned appearance, cook in broiler for the lat few minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

Heads up!  The INSTANT POT version of this recipe is so super easy.  Be sure to see the notes on how to skip running the oven and push this dish out to the table super fast. 

Perfect for weeknights when the kids have sports or school functions. Or hot days when the oven is not an option.  Think about including this recipe in your weekly meal planning too.  It reheats and stores so easily! 

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Health Facts about Cauliflower 

Try our Keto Pecan Muffins for breakfast! 

 

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Yield: 8 scoops

Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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This keto cauliflower mac and cheese is the PERFECT side dish for dinner! It's creamy, savory and makes a perfect low carb cauliflower mac and cheese. You will LOVE this delicious keto cauliflower recipe! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, steamed and rough chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Crumbled Bacon Garnish, Optional
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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and then prepare a baking dish with cooking spray. 
  2. Steam cauliflower, cook to fork tender, drain, rough chop, set aside.
  3. In a sauce pot over low heat, add heavy whipping cream. Whisk in garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add cream cheese and stir until smooth, and then add cheddar cheese. stir until cheese is melted completely.
  5. Add cauliflower to pot, stir to coat evenly. Pour into baking dish, top with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the mixture is browned on top and bubbly. For a more browned appearance, cook in broiler for the lat few minutes. Top with crumbled bacon. Serve and enjoy!
  7. To make in the instant pot - 
  8. Add cauliflower with 2 tablespoon water.
  9. Cook on Manual for 5 minutes. 
  10. Stir in remaining ingredients.   Leave on "keep warm" for about 10 minutes. 
  11. Stir and repeat until melted, creamy and heated through. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 24gCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 3gProtein: 11g

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