Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Ingredients Cauliflower Base

  • 6-8 cups cauliflower
  • 2 slices bacon thick cut (or 1/4 cup bacon bits)
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Ingredients Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients Baked Topping

  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 oz pork rinds, crushed (crackers for non-keto)

Directions for the cauliflower

  1. Heat a skillet on medium heat and preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Dice the bacon and separate the cauliflower into “macaroni” sized pieces. We do this by hand, but you can also use a knife. Add bacon and cauliflower to the skillet and allow to cook for 5 minutes, or until the bacon is nearly fully cooked.
  3. Dice the onion, finely chop the garlic and add items to the skillet.
  4. Cook for 10 more minutes or until the cauliflower is cooked and the onions are translucent. You’ll want to cauliflower to be slightly al dente so that it cooks the remainder of the way in the oven.

Direction for the Cheese sauce

  1. Combine butter, cheddar cheese (1 cup), and heavy cream in a small saucepan. Cook on low heat until everything is melted and combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the cauliflower mixture into an 8X8  baking dish and our the cheese sauce over top and mix everything together with a spoon. Top with crushed pork rinds and the remaining cheddar cheese.
  3. Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes and then broil for 3-5 minutes to crisp up the topping.

(per serving – 4 large servings per recipe)

Calories: 315 Fat: 25.5g Protein: 16.5g Carbs: 7.5g Fiber: 2g Net Carbs: 5.5g