cauliflower mac and cheese

Keto Mac and Cheese

An easy low-carb and keto-friendly alternative to Mac & Cheese made with cauliflower and a mixture of different types of cheese.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword keto mac and cheese, low carb mac and cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 293kcal
Author Tanya K.


  • 1 cauliflower medium head
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 oz cheddar shredded
  • 1 oz mozzarella shredded
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • sea salt to taste
  • cooked bacon chopped (for serving, optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 375.
  • Divide the cauliflower into florets. Steam them for 5 minutes and drain well.
  • In a pot, melt a tablespoon of butter. Add cream cheese, cheddar, mozzarella, heavy and cream. Season with paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt and black pepper. Stir to combine and cook for 5 minutes until smooth.
  • Combine cauliflower florets with the sauce. Mix well to coat and transfer to a baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve immediately sprinkled with chopped fried bacon (optional).



Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 497mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1151IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 1mg