Cauliflower Cheese (Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese) is creamy and cheesy and super delicious! An easy side dish for your next weeknight meal, but it's special enough for your holiday table too!
This side dish pairs well with many dishes, but for the holiday you'll love it with turkey, ham, goose, and even roast beef. This recipe is low and keto-friendly and everyone will love, even if they're not following a ketogenic diet.
❤️ Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Perfect For Everyone
This is not solely a keto dish - cauliflower cheese is a family-friendly recipe that EVERYONE loves.
Every time I make this recipe my family gobbles it up! By the way, I think this tastes better than mac and cheese!
You can vary the kinds of cheese, the quantity of cheese, and even change up the herbs to customize this to your liking too.
Make it a main dish by adding 1 to 2 cup diced ham or chicken! Yum.
Low Carb and Keto Cauliflower Cheese
You can just as easily thicken with flour and use regular breadcrumbs for the topping if you are not watching your carbs.
fat 15.4 g | net carbs 4.6 g | protein 9 g
🥘 Ingredients and Tools
Here's what you'll need to make cauliflower cheese:
- Xanthan Gum or Flour - use xanthan gum as a low carb thickener
- Whole Milk
- Cheddar Cheese
- Fresh Parsley
- Kosher Salt or Sea Salt
- Ground Pepper
- Pork Panko or Seasoned Breadcrumbs - pork panko is the low carb option.
- 1-1/2 to 2 qt Casserole Dish
- Medium-sized saucepan
- Cheese Grater
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Mixing Spoon
🔪 Step by Step Instructions
Here's how to make Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease casserole dish with butter.
Cook cauliflower florets in salted boiling water for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Strain cauliflower and place into a greased 2-quart casserole dish
Make The Cheese Sauce
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add xanthan gum (or flour) and whisk into butter.
Slowly whisk milk into the butter and flour mixture. Bring to a simmer and continue whisking until it thickens.
Add all but 2 oz of the cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper, stirring until melted.
Pour over cauliflower and stir. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, top with pork panko or seasoned breadcrumbs.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly. The casserole will thicken as it cools. Adjust salt and pepper as needed.
Serve and enjoy this tasty cauliflower cheese casserole. It's a favorite side dish on our table! 🙂
❓ Common Questions
Can cauliflower mac and cheese be made ahead of time?
Yes. This casserole can be made ahead of time. Assemble the casserole per the instructions, but do not bake until the day of.
How long will this casserole keep in the refrigerator?
This casserole will keep at least 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator
✔️ Related Recipes
Here are some more delicious side dish recipe you might like:
- Baked Zucchini Casserole With Cheese
- Layered Salad (Layered Overnight Salad)
- Red Cabbage Recipe (Roasted Red Cabbage)
- Easy Pumpkin Soup Recipe (Low Carb and Keto Pumpkin Soup
- Crockpot Green Beans and Ham (Low Carb Keto)
- Low Carb Coleslaw (Dill Pickle Slaw)
- Italian Roasted Cabbage Slices (Low Carb & Keto Cabbage Recipe)
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