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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

This Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is an ultra-easy keto recipe that can be made in just 15 minutes!

Keto mac and cheese in a bowl on a yellow background

Thanks to our friends over at Maille for sponsoring this post! Elevate your holiday table by checking them out here or at your local grocery.

In the making of this cauliflower spotlight, I’ve served some form of cauliflower for dinner every night for the past two weeks. But the thing about cauliflower being the chameleon of the kitchen is…you just don’t get tired of it!

We disguised it as General Tso’s “Chicken” and Thanksgiving “Turkey” and Pizza Crust. And now…we macaroni.

This naturally gluten-free Cauliflower Mac and Cheese has just 5 ingredients and is ready in 15 minutes! Perfect for healthy holiday feasting or weeknight cooking.

Keto mac and cheese in a bowl on a yellow background

Ingredients for Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

  • Cauliflower: Cauliflower makes up the base of this macaroni and cheese. Looking to save even more time? Buy it pre-chopped!
  • Cheddar Cheese: Shredded sharp cheddar cheese brings the distinct cheesy taste to this low carb and cheese. Feel free to sub half of the cheddar for mozzarella or pepper jack!
  • Cream Cheese: While most macaroni recipes rely on a flour roux to add creamy thickness, we’ll simply use cream cheese.
  • Mustard: Our secret ingredient that brings everything together! Maille Dijon Originale Mustard is our mustard of choice here, bringing a pop of zing that makes this dish feel less heavy.
  • Salt and Pepper: Season to taste, adding your favorite spices like cayenne or smoked paprika!
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Ingredients to make cauliflower macaroni and cheese on a yellow background

How to make this cauliflower mac and cheese

To keep it quick and weeknight-ready, we’re making this mac and cheese on the stovetop! There are basically just two steps:

  1. Cook the cauliflower in boiling water until tender (5 minutes).
  2. Stir everything together.

It’s that easy. No messing around with a roux. No waiting for your oven to preheat. No dirtying up loads of pots and pans. This is the easy one-pot cauliflower mac and cheese that dreams are made of.

Ingredients to make cauliflower macaroni and cheese on a yellow background

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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

This Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is an ultra-easy keto recipe that can be made in just 15 minutes!
Print Pin Rate
Course: Main Dishes, Pastas, Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower mac and cheese, keto mac and cheese, low carb mac and cheese
Diet: Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Occasion: Birthdays, Game Day
Time: 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 347kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
5 from 1 vote

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 250 g
  • 4 oz cream cheese 113 g
  • 1 tsp Maille Dijon Originale Mustard 5 g
  • Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cook: Roughly chop cauliflower into marble-sized pieces. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add cauliflower and salt. Cover and let simmer for about 5 minutes, or until cauliflower is fork-tender.
  • Stir: Remove from heat and drain cauliflower very well, then add back into the pot. Add cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and mustard, stirring until cheese has fully melted. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

NOTES

For a melty browned top, transfer cooked cauliflower macaroni and cheese to a baking dish. Sprinkle with a bit more cheddar and broil in the oven for just a few minutes, until cheese has melted and is golden brown.

NUTRITION

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.3g | Protein: 17.7g | Fat: 28.9g | Saturated Fat: 18.2g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 449mg | Iron: 1mg
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