Cauliflower in a creamy cheese sauce is a perfect keto recipe and delicious to boot! Make sure you season well with salt and pepper (nutmeg tastes great as well) otherwise it will taste too bland.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of slightly salted water to a boil and cook cauliflower until tender but firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Combine Cheddar cheese, cream, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Arrange cauliflower in a casserole dish and cover with cheese mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to use other types of cheeses. I often use up whatever I have sitting around in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts

469 calories; protein 18.1g; carbohydrates 10g; fat 40.9g; cholesterol 140.8mg; sodium 494.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2019
I feel like I really shouldn't rate this because I made quite a few changes, but here goes. I tossed the raw cauliflower with vegetable oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and nutmeg, then roasted it in the oven for 20 minutes (stirring after 10 so it didn't stick). I used Colby-Jack and a little Parmesan since that's what I had on hand, adding turmeric & curry powder to the sauce along with the salt and pepper. Topped the casserole with one last sprinkling of Parmesan. Others have mentioned the dish being watery, and I think roasting the cauliflower helped cut down on that. I might replace some of the cream with sour cream next time to see if that makes a difference. I would also add more cheese to the top--nothing like a browned, cheesy top to add zing to a casserole, yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2019
I had a similar recipe as this in a keto cookbook using zucchini, I thought this was the same thing but....it cuts out a needed step for more flavor. The other recipe started with sautéing a few tbs of butter, onion, garlic, then adding the cream and cheese to pan and melt, then pour over the veggies. It pours beautifully, but without heating it all together first, it doesn't pour well as this recipe states bc the cheese is clumped up in the cream, and covering the veggie is uneven. I was sorry I didn't just use my first recipe. This takes 5 mins less bc of no butter, onion, garlic, and melting; but 5 mins more is needed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2019
I feel like I really shouldn't rate this because I made quite a few changes, but here goes. I tossed the raw cauliflower with vegetable oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and nutmeg, then roasted it in the oven for 20 minutes (stirring after 10 so it didn't stick). I used Colby-Jack and a little Parmesan since that's what I had on hand, adding turmeric & curry powder to the sauce along with the salt and pepper. Topped the casserole with one last sprinkling of Parmesan. Others have mentioned the dish being watery, and I think roasting the cauliflower helped cut down on that. I might replace some of the cream with sour cream next time to see if that makes a difference. I would also add more cheese to the top--nothing like a browned, cheesy top to add zing to a casserole, yum! Read More
(33)
Rating: 3 stars
06/08/2019
I had a similar recipe as this in a keto cookbook using zucchini, I thought this was the same thing but....it cuts out a needed step for more flavor. The other recipe started with sautéing a few tbs of butter, onion, garlic, then adding the cream and cheese to pan and melt, then pour over the veggies. It pours beautifully, but without heating it all together first, it doesn't pour well as this recipe states bc the cheese is clumped up in the cream, and covering the veggie is uneven. I was sorry I didn't just use my first recipe. This takes 5 mins less bc of no butter, onion, garlic, and melting; but 5 mins more is needed! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2019
Delicious definitely a keeper. I added some dehydrated onion flakes, Cajun seasoning and garlic powder to flavour it up a notch. It turned out a little runny and soupy it could be because I didn’t use heavy cream and substituted with half and half. Still tasted amazing though. Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2019
I drizzled cauliflower with olive oil and broil it on low to dry out the cauliflower and proceeded with recipe. If you are looking for a creamier sauce try adding 4 oz of cream cheese to the mix. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2018
Great flavor, my cheese and cream did not meld together to make a sauce though. Next time I will heat the cream and cheese in my Pyrex pan to make a quick sauce, then toss in the cauliflower and bake. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2018
I added a shredded chicken breast turned out really good and my 4 yr & 2 yr old actually ate cauliflower and liked it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2019
This was fantastic! I didn't quite stick to the recipe and like someone else suggested, I roasted my cauliflower beforehand in olive oil and mushrooms for 20 minutes. I also added a little bit of tandoori masala seasoning to the cheese mixture before pouring it on my roasted cauliflower. I didn't have any garlic powder, but that would probably be good too. Then I topped off everything with parmesan cheese and popped it back in the oven for another 20 minutes. Will definitely make again! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2019
I ended up adding extra cheese (sharp cheddar) but it was amazing either way! My girlfriend doesn t like cauliflower and she loves this. I make a similar recipe using squash (no heavy cream though). This is awesome. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2019
I wasn't completely optimistic about this recipe but it was so good I'm including it in my Thanksgiving repertoire - my family loved it! Read More
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