4.89 from 18 votes
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese - Low carb, keto, creamy, cheesy and decadent! You don't need the pasta!

Course: Main Course, Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 263 kcal
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar, divided (reserve 1/2 cup for topping)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season the water with salt.
  3. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with vegetable oil spray.
  4. Cook the cauliflower in the boiling water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well and place back into the hot pot for a few minutes. Transfer the cauliflower to the baking dish and set aside.
  5. Bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan, and whisk in the cream cheese and mustard until smooth. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic and whisk just until the cheese melts about 1 to 2 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Remove from heat, pour over the cauliflower, and stir to combine.
  7. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake until browned and bubbly, about 15 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool about 5 minutes then serve.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 263
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.9g 27%
Saturated Fat 12.6g 63%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 530mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 13.1g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g 19%
Total Sugars 5.1g
Protein 9.5g
Vitamin D 16mcg 78%
Calcium 179mg 14%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 682mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.