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Keto Bacon Cauliflower “Mac “n” Cheese

Just because you’re in the Keto Lifestyle, doesn’t mean you have to give up on some of your favorite classics. In this case I’m talking about mac “n” cheese, a favorite in my house. With this recipe you get to stay low carb, and we add some extra flavor with bacon. I mean you can never go wrong with bacon, right?

Keto Bacon Cauliflower “Mac “n” Cheese

Recipe by Scott HughesCourse: Sides
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Strips of Bacon

  • 4 Cups of Water

  • 1 Large Head Cauliflower

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese

  • 1/3 Cup Heavy Cream

  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

  • 2 tsp Kosher Salt, Divided

  • Fresh Parsley, Finely Chopped, for Garnish

Directions

  • In a large pan over medium-high heat, cook the bacon for 6 minutes, or until crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan, pat off excess grease with a paper towel, then chop and set aside.
  • Add the water to a medium pot and bring to a boil.
  • While the water heats up, chop the cauliflower into small pieces.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of salt and the cauliflower to the boiling water, then cover and cook for 4 minutes, or until slightly tender. Drain the cauliflower and set aside.
  • In the same saucepan, combine the cream cheese, heavy cream, remaining teaspoon of salt, the cayenne, and paprika. Stir to combine, then cook for 4 minutes, until smooth and thick.
  • Fold in the cauliflower, then add the cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese has melted, then fold in the bacon.

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