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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
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4.38 from 8 votes

Low Carb Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

This Low Carb Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is a tasty keto spin on a classic mac and cheese - enjoy it as an indulgent, calorie-wise side dish or load it up with veggies and bacon for a full meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, cream cheese, keto, low carb, mac and cheese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 321kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup light cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives


  • Preheat oven to 450 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add cauliflower and onions and toss with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • While cauliflower is cooking, make the cheese sauce. Melt butter in a large saucepan, then add milk, cream cheese and cheddar cheese, whisking to combine and simmering over low heat for 4-5 minutes until smooth.
  • Remove cauliflower from oven and toss in cheese sauce. Garnish with extra shredded cheddar cheese (optional) and chives then serve and enjoy!



Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 792mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2400IU | Vitamin C: 168.3mg | Calcium: 350mg | Iron: 1.6mg