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Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Recipe
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4.47 from 13 votes

Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Perfect, cheesy keto side dish that everyone loves!!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower mac and cheese, cauliflower mac n cheese, keto mac and cheese recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 274kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


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!


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