Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese - Low carb, keto, creamy, cheesy decadence! You don't need the pasta!

Cauliflower mac and cheese may not be the healthiest way to eat cauliflower but it certainly is worth the risk. Creamy, cheesy and indulgent. Even the pickiest kid will like this dish. And the reluctant adult (my husband) will request low carb cauliflower mac and cheese on a regular basis.

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese - Low carb, keto, creamy, cheesy and decadent! You don't need the pasta!

Chop the cauliflower into bite size pieces, boil them in a large pot for about 5 minutes. Drain very well, place back into the hot pot. This will help dry up some of the moisture remaining. Place the cauliflower in a baking dish.

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese - Low carb, keto, creamy, cheesy and decadent! You don't need the pasta!

Make the sauce, pour evenly over the cauliflower. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake.

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese - Low carb, keto, creamy, cheesy and decadent! You don't need the pasta!

Let cool about 5 to 10 minutes.

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese - Low carb, keto, creamy, cheesy and decadent! You don't need the pasta!

 

Serve and enjoy! Easy cauliflower mac and cheese without the mac.

 

 

4.7 from 6 reviews
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Creamy, cheesy and indulgent low carb cauliflower mac and cheese.
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Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar, divided (reserve ½ cup for topping)
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season the water with salt.
  3. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with vegetable oil spray.
  4. Cook the cauliflower in the boiling water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well and place back into the hot pot for a few minutes. Transfer the cauliflower to the baking dish and set aside.
  5. Bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan, and whisk in the cream cheese and mustard until smooth. Stir in 1½ cups of the cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic and whisk just until the cheese melts about 1 to 2 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Remove from heat, pour over the cauliflower, and stir to combine.
  7. Top with the remaining ½ cup cheese and bake until browned and bubbly, about 15 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool about 5 minutes then serve.
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese - Low carb, keto, creamy, cheesy and decadent! You don't need the pasta!

 

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Comments

  1. Reply

    We really enjoyed this meal -super easy and we forgot the dijon but had added green chile-walaa! Thank you for this easy low carb vegetable dish!

    1. Reply

      Oh, green chilies sound great in this dish! Thank you for dropping by, Susan!

  2. Reply

    This was really good! My stubborn daughter who doesn’t like to try new things, loved it! I was out of cream cheese so I used sour cream instead. Also added in some broccoli!

    1. Reply

      I’m so glad you guys enjoyed the recipe! Thank you so much for coming by and telling me. I’m going to have to try adding in broccoli. Thanks, Amanda!

  3. Reply

    what is the Carb count on this recipe per serving?

    1. Reply

      I’m sorry but I am not able to put nutritional calculations on the posts yet. We are looking into this option. You could search for one and input the ingredients.

    1. Reply

      My family loves this recipe. It’s absolutely delicious and fool proof. Perfect side dish!

      1. Reply

        So glad to hear that you and your family liked it! Thanks so much.

  4. Reply

    So, so very good. I will be making this a lot!

    1. Reply

      We’re so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Misty! Thank you so much for coming by and letting us know.

  5. Reply

    Has anyone tried making this in a cast iron skillet?

  6. Reply

    Coming from a family that loves pasta, we were skeptical, but definitely a great substitute for “regular mac and cheese’. The only thing we did different was cut out the dijon mustard and use Great Midwest 3-Alarm cheese.

    1. Reply

      We are so glad you all enjoyed the recipe. Thanks so much for coming by to let us know! The mustard is not as strong as you would think and adds a really nice level of flavor.

  7. Reply

    […] and cheese fans out there that want a low-carb cheesy alternative to the tried-and-true original, cauliflower mac and cheese is still indulgent, as it avoids the “mac” but still goes heavy on the cheese. At least you can […]

  8. Reply

    Making it again tonite! We love it!!!! Made it now several times 🙂 better then Mack and cheese 🙂

    1. Reply

      Mary, we are so happy to hear this!!! Thank you so much for coming by to tell us. 🙂

  9. Reply

    I made this dish tonight; I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out wonderful. Will definitely make again.

    1. Reply

      We are so happy you enjoyed the recipe, Tina!!! Thank you so much for dropping by.

  10. Reply

    I don’t have sharp cheddar. Do you think Colby Jack or swiss will work?

    1. Reply

      Colby will work but it won’t have a strong cheddar taste. Thank you for coming by!

  11. Reply

    This was great! We added cooked chicken to it and the family loved it!!

    1. Reply

      We are so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for coming by, Heather!

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