Easy Cauliflower Cheese (Keto Cauliflower Cheese)

Easy Cauliflower Cheese (Keto Cauliflower Cheese)

  • Author: seekinggoodeats
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American | European


Easy Cauliflower Cheese (Keto Cauliflower 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.



  • 4 cup cauliflower florets (2″ pieces)
  • 3 tbsp butter (plus extra to butter dish)
  • 3/4 tsp xanthan gum (or 1/4 cup flour)
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, grated (save 2 oz for the top)
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp. pork panko (optional, or breadcrumbs)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter casserole dish. Cook cauliflower florets in salted boiling water for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Strain cauliflower and place in casserole dish.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add xantham gum (or flour) and whisk into butter. Slowly whisk milk into the butter and flour mixture. Continue stirring until it thickens. Add cheese, parsley, and salt stirring until melted. Pour over cauliflower and stir. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, top with pork panko or breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Casserole will thicken as it cools.


  • Add diced ham or chicken for a full meal!

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