Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Recipe

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This Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Recipe is unlike any other!  There is a special amount of ingredients to make a cheese sauce that’s creamy and loaded with flavor and this recipe nails it!!

You can use chopped cauliflower florets or you can use riced cauliflower.  If you cut the cauliflower florets in about the same size of the noodles you would normally use in this non-keto friendly version, it will look very similar.  I like using riced cauliflower too.  The cheese to cauliflower ratio is nearly perfect in every bit of creamy goodness!

 Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Recipe

Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Ingredients

1 large cauliflower head (or two bags of riced cauliflower, frozen)
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 tbs butter, unsalted
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1 tsp ground mustard
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tbs parsley for garnish

Optional to make this dish extra special:

Add crumbled crispy bacon on top and some sliced jalapeños for extra spice!

 

Here’s a quick video that shows exactly how we made this wonderful dish!

 

 

Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Instructions

Chop the raw cauliflower into small bite-size pieces.

In a medium sized pot, boil water and a pinch of salt.

Add the raw cauliflower to the boiling water and cook it until tender.  This will take about 5 to 7 minutes depending on the size of your cauliflower florets.  It may take longer if they are bigger.

Drain the cauliflower and set it aside.

In the empty and still warm pot, add the butter, heavy cream, cream cheese, mustard, salt, pepper, and paprika.  (don’t skip the paprika!  This is the spice that levels it out and adds a depth of flavor you will love!)

Stir the ingredients over medium heat until it all melts and comes together like a gravy.

Add the warm cauliflower and stir it until all the sauce has coated the florets.

Add the cheeses and stir until it has completely melted.

Top with parsley and serve warm.

Enjoy!

This recipe serves about 6 servings.

 

 

Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Nutrition

Serves 6

Calories 274, Total C 4.7g, Fiber 1.2g, Net C 3.5g, Sugars 2g, Fat 24.8g, Protein 9.6g

 

Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Recipe

Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Perfect, cheesy keto side dish that everyone loves!!
4.36 from 37 votes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 274

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large cauliflower head or two bags of riced cauliflower, frozen
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 tbs butter unsalted
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbs parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Chop the raw cauliflower into small bite-size pieces.
  • In a medium sized pot, boil water and a pinch of salt.
  • Add the raw cauliflower to the boiling water and cook it until tender.  This will take about 5 to 7 minutes depending on the size of your cauliflower florets.  It may take longer if they are bigger.
  • Drain the cauliflower and set it aside.
  • In the empty and still warm pot, add the butter, heavy cream, cream cheese, mustard, salt, pepper, and paprika.  (don't skip the paprika!  This is the spice that levels it out and adds a depth of flavor you will love!)
  • Stir the ingredients over medium heat until it all melts and comes together like a gravy.
  • Add the warm cauliflower and stir it until all the sauce has coated the florets.
  • Add the cheeses and stir until it has completely melted.
  • Top with parsley and serve warm.

Notes

This recipe serves about 6 servings.
Optional to make this dish extra special:   Add crumbled crispy bacon on top and some sliced jalapeños for extra spice!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 274 | Carbohydrates: 4.7g | Protein: 9.6g | Fat: 24.8g | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 2g | Net Carbs: 3.5g

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy.

Tried this recipe? Mention @ISaveA2Z or tag #KetoFriendlyRecipes!

 

Here are a few other keto recipes we know you will enjoy:

Keto Stuffing Recipe Made with Savory Keto Bread

Easy Bacon Cheeseburger Soup (Keto Friendly Recipe)

How to Make Roasted Turnips Hash Browns

Keto Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Recipe

 

 

 

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