cauliflower mac and cheese

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

cauliflower mac and cheese

This cheesy baked dish starring cauliflower packs a powerful mac and cheese flavored punch for your taste buds. No, really. I mean it. I had my doubts that this recipe would be anything more than your typical cauliflower or broccoli with cheese sauce…but I could not have been more wrong. I swear this has to be the closest to tasting like creamy mac and cheese that a vegetable has ever come. We gobbled it down for dinner last night…as our main course! There are very few vegetarian, low-carb (at least sans pasta or bread) recipes that we tend to make as a main course.

This cauliflower mac and cheese has quickly founds it’s way into our tummies and favorite recipe collection. Even if you’re not a cauliflower fan, this cheesy goodness may have the power to change your mind. Give it a try and let me know what you think!


  • 2 heads of cauliflower
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 2 oz Cream Cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar, shredded
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Chop the cauliflower into bite size pieces. Place in a large pot and cover the cauliflower with water. Bring to a boil.
  3. Cook the cauliflower in boiling water for 5-8 minutes or until tender. Drain and pat dry between paper towels to absorb extra moisture.
  4. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Spread cooked cauliflower out evenly in baking dish.
  6. Bring the cream to a simmer in a small pot. Whisk in the cream cheese until smooth. Add salt, pepper, and seasonings.
  7. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the cheese and whisk until the cheese melts, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. Remove sauce from heat, pour over the cauliflower and stir to combine.
  9. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and a sprinkling of Panko breadcrumbs and parsley.
  10. Bake until browned and bubbly hot, about 15 minutes. Serve.

Recipe from The Keto Kitchen

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