The Best Keto Mac and Cheese (with Bacon!)

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Keto

Your guests are coming over for dinner tonight. 6 pm sharp. 

They’re coming hungry. 

You want that one dish that’ll “wow” them. That one dish they’ll leave talking all about. 

What do you make?  

Look no further than this one: 

The Best Keto Mac and Cheese

This recipe subs the carby macaroni for healthy cauliflower.

Add heaps of crispy bacon, cream cheese, and bubbly melted cheddar and you have a side so decadent it should be the main course. 

And with just 30 minutes to prepare, you can whip this one together last minute. 

Keto or not, you’re guests will be blown away by this recipe.

They might even leave saying it’s better than the “real thing.”

Happy Entertaining!


The Recipe

Yields: Prep Time: Total Time:
6 servings


Qty: Item:
4 strips bacon
4 oz
cream cheese
1/3 cup heavy cream
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 large head cauliflower
4 cups water
2 tsp salt, divided in 2
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp finely chopped parsley for garnish


1 In large pan, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp (about 6 minutes). Remove from pan, set aside, and finely chop into crunchy bacon bits once cooled.
2 Add water to pot and bring to a boil
3 While water boils, chop cauliflower into small dime-sized pieces.
4 Add 1 tsp salt and cauliflower to boiling water. Cover pot and boil 4 minutes until cauliflower is slightly tender. Drain and set aside.
5 In same saucepan, add cream cheese, heavy cream, cayenne, paprika and remaining teaspoon of salt. Stir to combine.
6 Cook mixture 4 minutes over medium heat, until sauce is smooth and thick.
7 Add cauliflower and cheddar cheese to the sauce, reserving some shredded cheese for later. Stir until cheese is melted.
8 Mix in bacon bits
9 Top with remaining shredded cheddar and broil in the oven until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown on top
10 Garnish with chopped parsley and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: Fat: Net Carb: Protein:
400 33g 6g 14g

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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Keto

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