Low Carb Cauliflower ‘Mac’ and Cheese

Low Carb Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese, the ultimate comfort food. So, what's a low carb dieter to do when you're craving something homely and comforting?

I have just the answer…

Make cauliflower mac and cheese! And what better way to dress up a classic recipe than to add blue cheese and bacon?

Now that's a “grown-up” mac and cheese recipe that any low carb dieter can appreciate!

To make Low Carb Cauliflower Mac and Cheese, you will need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup blue cheese, divided (reserve 1/2 cup for topping)
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar, divided (reserve ½ cup for topping)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lb cooked bacon, chopped

Low Carb Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

How to Make Low Carb Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Grease a medium casserole dish with butter or oil. Bring a large pot of water to boil, seasoning the water with salt.

Boil the cauliflower until slightly tender, about 5-8 minutes. Drain well and return to the warm pan to steam off more water.

Mix bacon into the cauliflower and transfer the mixture to the baking dish, distributing evenly.

To make sauce: On medium-low heat, simmer the heavy cream. Whisk in cream cheese until creamy. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, 1/2 cup blue cheese, and 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Mix until creamy.

Pour the sauce evenly over the cauliflower. Top the dish with the remaining blue cheese and cheddar cheese.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, then broil for 3-4 minutes to crisp and brown the top.

Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes and serve.

Low Carb Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Low Carb Cauliflower ‘Mac’ and Cheese

Serving Size: 2 cups

Calories per serving: 920

Fat per serving: 92.23

Saturated fat per serving: 37.3

Carbs per serving: 7.81

Protein per serving: 16.39

Fiber per serving: 2.4

Sugar per serving: 3.24

Trans fat per serving: 0.4

Cholesterol per serving: 148

Low Carb Cauliflower ‘Mac’ and Cheese

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 large head cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces

1 cup heavy cream

2 ounces cream cheese

1 cup blue cheese, divided (reserve 1/2 cup for topping)

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar, divided (reserve ½ cup for topping)

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 lb cooked bacon, chopped

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

    Grease a medium casserole dish with butter or oil. Bring a large pot of water to boil, seasoning the water with salt.

    Boil the cauliflower until slightly tender, about 5-8 minutes. Drain well and return to the warm pan to steam off more water.

    Mix bacon into the cauliflower and transfer the mixture to the baking dish, distributing evenly.

    To make sauce: On medium-low heat, simmer the heavy cream. Whisk in cream cheese until creamy. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, 1/2 cup blue cheese, and 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Mix until creamy.

    Pour the sauce evenly over the cauliflower. Top the dish with the remaining blue cheese and cheddar cheese.

    Bake for 10-12 minutes, then broil for 3-4 minutes to crisp and brown the top.

    Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes and serve.

Notes

Net carbs: approx 5.4g per serving. Nutritional information has been calculated using best knowledge. The accuracy of this information cannot be guaranteed.

http://naturalfamilytoday.com/nutrition/low-carb-cauliflower-mac-and-cheese/

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Vanessa Pruitt
Vanessa has lost over 70lbs on a keto/low carb diet, is a certified life coach, and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Her goal is to inspire others to live happier, healthier lives through natural living and mindful practices. She also writes at Nerdy Millennial where she helps fellow millennials grow as bloggers, entrepreneurs, and social media influencers.

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