Keto Baked Mac And Cheese

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Have you ever tasted keto baked mac and cheese so delicious that you forget you’re eating keto?

If your answer is no, then you definitely need to try this cauliflower mac n cheese keto recipe.

Keto Baked Mac and Cheese Ingredients:

  • 2 heads cauliflower, chopped to bite size-pieces 
  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 cup almond milk

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

The Wonders Of Cauliflower

Cauliflower is an extremely healthy vegetable with a significant number of nutrients. It also contains unique plant compounds that reduce the risk of a lot of diseases, including heart disease and cancer. It’s low in calories but high in nutrients.

In fact, according to healthline, one cup of cauliflower has a great amount of nutrients that are necessary for your keto diet.

It’s also high in fiber, a good source of antioxidants that may reduce inflammation and protect against several diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, and high in choline.

In short, cauliflower provides some powerful health benefits.

Not only that, it’s also weight-loss friendly and very easy to add to your diet. It’s also a bit bland, which makes it one of the easiest additions to any recipe on the planet.

In fact, it can replace high-carb foods in several recipes, including the delicious mac and cheese.

Cauliflower Mac And Cheese

Cauliflower has always been one of my favorite vegetables. It’s one of the most adaptable veggies out there.

You can add some to any recipe and it will turn out great with the right spices and sauce. But what few people know is that cauliflower is also a suitable veggie for keto.

Not only is it about as nutritious as broccoli, it also only contains about 1.5 grams of net carbs per half a cup.

Perfect, essentially for anyone on the keto diet. Now replace the dietary nightmare macaroni with the awesome crowd-favorite cauliflower to my mac and cheese recipe and we’re in business!

This cauliflower mac n cheese keto recipe also goes really well with bacon bits, chorizo, and even Italian sausage.

When I tried it with chorizo I almost fell out of my seat in pleasant surprise. I expected it to taste good, but it was even better! Chorizo made an excellent fatty meat addition to the cheese flavors!

Keto baked mac and cheese is one of the simplest keto dishes out there. It takes very little time and effort in terms of preparation. It’s quick, easy, delicious, and keto-friendly.

To be honest, I’ve been making this keto baked mac and cheese even since I started the keto diet. It’s just so convenient. You can even make it with frozen cauliflower rice. Yum! What more can you ask for, eh?

To Bake Or Not To Bake

Now, you may be asking yourself whether baking is necessary to the delicious and all-around excellent invention of the cauliflower mac n cheese keto recipe. The answer is no.

If you want a fast dinner, you can always cook the cauliflower for longer in the boiling step.

Afterwards, you can just throw them in the pot of heavenly cauliflower mac and cheese sauce, and voila! You have a delicious and healthy dinner!

However, if you have the time and the inclination to follow the recipe step by step, I assure you that you won’t be disappointed with the results.

It’s simply one of the best inventions of mankind. Definitely one for the books!

Let’s Talk Cheese

There are hundreds of types of cheese. Fortunately for us keto warriors, most of them are very low in carbs and high in fat, which makes them a great fit for our ketogenic diet.

In fact, according to Healthline, one ounce (28 grams) of cheddar cheese provides 1 gram of carbs, 6.5 grams of protein, and a good amount of calcium.

In addition, cheese is also high in saturated fat, but it hasn’t been shown to increase the risk of heart disease.

It also contains conjugated linoleic acid, which is a fat that has been linked to fat loss and improvements in body composition, an excellent help for our diet.

Keto Baked Mac and Cheese

Yaidy Santiago
Have you ever tasted keto baked mac and cheese so delicious that you forget you’re eating keto?
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine gluten free, keto, low carb
Servings 4
Calories 437 kcal


  • 2 heads cauliflower chopped to bite size-pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese for topping
  • freshly chopped parsley for garnish


  • Fill a large pot with a few inches of water and place it over medium-high heat. Add a few pinched of salt and chopped cauliflower. Then, cover it with a lid to boil for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F/ 165C.
  • While that’s boiling, in a small sauce pan over low heat, add heavy cream, unsweetened almond milk, mix it together to combine and add onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt.
  • Whisk it very well until all the spices have been incorporated, then add shredded shedder cheese. Whisk it together until the cheese has completely melted into the liquid.
  • Drained the water from the cauliflower pot and pour the cheese sauce into the cauliflower pot. Mix it together and then add it into a baking dish. Top it off with ½ a cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Place it in the oven for 25 minutes or until the cheese has melted and starting to get some color. Enjoy!


➕Fully voiced step-by-step video available on Patreon (patreon.com/sweetketolife)
💕Nutritional Values/ Per Serving: Calories 437 / Total Fat 37.1g / Total Carbohydrate 11.1g / Dietary Fiber 4.1g / Protein 18.2g / Sodium 988mg / Net Carbs 7g
Keyword baked, cauliflower, cheese, mac and cheese, side dish

Yaidy Santiago

Former collegiate volleyball player that loves to cook and try new healthy recipes. My boyfriend and I follow a strict keto diet and I challenge myself to make delicious low-carb foods that we both enjoy every day!

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