Cauliflower ‘n’ Cheese

Cauliflower 'n' Cheese

This low-carb version of mac ‘n’ cheese just makes me happy. It’s all the warm, filling flavors we loved in our childhood, but updated with cauliflower to make it keto-friendly. The cauliflower gives it an extra creaminess, too, which just makes it a great comfort food after a rough day. Even better, it’s a remarkably fast meal, too!

Cauliflower 'n' Cheese

CAULIFLOWER 'N' CHEESE

Category: Dinner Calorie Count: 560 Macronutrient ratio: Carb-induced calories—5% Protein: 24 grams Carbohydrates: 8 grams Total Fat: 49 grams
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

Cauliflower Bake

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 4 slices crispy bacon crumbled
  • 2 spring onions sliced
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese grated

Cheese Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese grated

Instructions
 

  • Start by making your cauliflower bake. Preheat the oven to 450 F. While the oven warms, cut your cauliflower into 1-inch pieces, cooking them in a steamer 8-10 inches. Once cooked, let cool 5 minutes.
  • As that steams, prepare your cheese sauce. Place your butter and cream in a small saucepan, heating gently, before adding the cream cheese and garlic powder once hot. Stir until melted before raising the heat to bring to a simmer; once you see bubbles, remove from heat. Add 1 cup Cheddar cheese, mixing until smooth and creamy.
  • Next, place your cooked cauliflower in a baking dish. Add your bacon, spring onions, and cheese sauce, mixing well with a spoon until completely coated, then top with your Parmesan cheese and the remaining ½ cup of Cheddar cheese, baking 10-12 minutes until the top is golden brown and crispy. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Notes

Feel free to customize your flavor profile, too; consider using other cheeses, additional spices, and other modifications depending on how you feel and what tastes you're craving. Make this your comfort food.
Tools Needed:
  • Chopping knife
  • Cutting board
  • Steamer
  • Saucepan
  • Baking dish
  • Spoon
  • Serving plates

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