Low Carb Keto Cheesy Cauliflower Bake


Low Carb Keto Cheesy Cauliflower is a great substitute for macaroni & cheese or my Cheesy Potatoes. Whenever we’re cooking anything on the grill, Cheesy Potatoes are almost always the chosen side dish. However, I’m trying to reduce the amount of carbs I eat, so this cauliflower alternative gives me all the happy feel-good cheesiness I crave while watching everyone else fall face-first into the Cheesy Potato pot. 😋Keto Cheesy Cauliflower Bake | Culinary Craftiness

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This recipe is great if you’re short on time and don’t want the hassle of making a béchamel. Simply put all the sauce ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and heat to bubbling then stir or whisk until smooth and all the cheeses are melted. Pour over the partially cooked cauliflower and maybe toss a little more shredded cheese on top. Super delicious and great reheated as a side dish for another meal or two the following week.


Low Carb Keto Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Low Carb Keto Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

Recipe by Melissa Woolard | Culinary Craftiness


  • 2 heads cauliflower, cored and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream or whole milk
  • 2 cups sharp shredded cheddar
  • 1 bar cream cheese
  • ½ stick butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Microwave cauliflower for 7-8 minutes, until partially tender. No need to add water.
  3. Place cream, butter, cheeses, mustard, salt and pepper in another microwave safe bowl. Heat on high 3-4 minutes, until bubbly. Whisk to incorporate melted cheeses.
  4. Spread cauliflower in a baking dish. Sprinkle with additional salt.
  5. Pour cheese over all and stir to cover all pieces of cauliflower.
  6. Bake, uncovered for 20 minutes. Sauce will thicken upon standing for 5-10 minutes.


Keto Cheesy Cauliflower Bake | Culinary Craftiness

Pictured above with my crazy delicious Homemade Breaded Tenderloins. When I’m eating low-carb, I bread mine with almond/coconut flour. Not quite as tasty as cracker crumbs, but still worth writing home about! 😉 Keto Cheesy Cauliflower Bake | Culinary Craftiness

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7 Replies to “Low Carb Keto Cheesy Cauliflower Bake”

  1. You mention mustard in the instructions for cheesy cauliflower bake, but it isn’t listed in the ingredients. How much do you put in?

    • Oh, I forgot to take the mustard out of the instructions. I don’t like the taste of it in there, but my middle son does. If you think you’d like a hint of mustard taste, I’d use no more than a scant table spoon. And it was spicy brown. 🙂

    • I like to use Dijon mustard – but you can use standard yellow mustard….I only use a scant TEASPOON…you shouldnt really taste it – just gives the cheese sauce a sharper zingy edge…

      • Thanks for weighing in, Tanya! Middle son, Zac, loves the dijon mustard in it. I think my problem with it is, I used too much the first time and now I can taste it every time. 🙂

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  3. Made this tonight and it was a hit, even my son who doesn’t like cauliflower loved it. However, whenever I make recipes with cream cheese, butter, and cream it seems rich and tangy to me….like something is missing. Anyone else feel this way? I’m sure I just need to add something.

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