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cauliflower mac and cheese in a baking dish
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Keto Mac and Cheese

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WW Freestyle: 17
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Creamy, ultra cheesy, and super indulgent Keto Mac and Cheese prepared with cauliflower, bacon, and cheddar cheese! 
Course: Side Dish, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 605

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk, (you can also use heavy whipping cream)
  • 3 ounces softened cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices bacon, diced and cooked to a desired crispiness
  • fresh chopped parsley, for garnish

FOR THE TOPPING (optional)

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Place 1 inch of water in a large pot or large saucepan with a pinch of salt and bring to a boil.
  • Add cauliflower florets to boiling water and cook for 8 to 9 minutes, or until tender crisp.
  • Drain cauliflower in colander and set aside.
  • Butter a 9x13 baking dish; set aside.
  • Pour milk in the same pot that you used for the cauliflower, and set over medium heat.
  • Add the cream cheese to the milk and whisk until cream cheese is completely melted.
  • Stir in dried parsley, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Add 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese; gently whisk until cheeses have completely melted.
  • Add the cauliflower florets back into the pot, and using a large spoon, gently stir around until everything is covered in cheese sauce.
  • Transfer cauliflower mixture to previously prepared baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine pork rinds crumbs, parmesan, and melted butter; mix and stir until well combined.
  • Sprinkle pork rinds mixture in an even layer over the cauliflower.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 18 to 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  • In the meantime, dice the bacon and fry to a desired crispness.
  • Remove Cauliflower Mac and Cheese casserole from oven.
  • Garnish with prepared bacon and fresh parsley.
  • Serve.

Notes

NET CARBS: 10g
 
  • FREESTYLE POINTS: 17
  • Use fat free shredded cheeses, fat free cream cheese, regular panko crumbs, turkey bacon, and fat free milk to reduce points down to 6
Nutrition Facts
Keto Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 605 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 27g135%
Cholesterol 139mg46%
Sodium 961mg40%
Potassium 649mg19%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1331IU27%
Vitamin C 69mg84%
Calcium 722mg72%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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