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Low-Carb Mac and Cheese
Low-Carb Mac and Cheese
Cheesy Cauliflower – Low-Carb Mac’n’Cheese
Cheesy Cauliflower – Low-Carb Mac’n’Cheese

Ingredients

300 g cauliflower, separated into small florets
150 g cheese, shredded
150 ml cooking cream
salt and pepper
optional: thyme, oregano, parsley, chili flakes, basil, lemongrass
Mac'n'cheese is a staple dish for the average American. What if there was a recipe that will eliminate the carbs, but keep the deliciousness of cheese?

Instructions

1.Wash the cauliflower and separate it into small (bite-sized) florets. Use a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for about 5 minutes at medium-high temperature.
2.After you take the cauliflower from the microwave, transfer it into the dry cloth and let it soak up as much liquids as possible. Leave it in the cloth until you mix it into the cheese.
3.Pour the cooking cream into the pot. Let it heat up on medium temperature. Optional - add a grated clove of garlic to it
4.Once the cream is warm, add the shredded cheese. Stir until the cheese is completely melted and combined with the cream.
5.Once you have a homogeneous dairy mix, add the cauliflower and keep on stirring. Reduce the heat. Let everything incorporate evenly.
6.Turn off the stove and keep on mixing. It should be cooking together for 5-10 minutes in total.
7.Serve it immediately with some fresh herbs on top.

Mac’n’cheese is like a staple food for the average American. But what if I show you the recipe that will eliminate all the nasty (simple) carbs, but keep the deliciousness of cheese?

If you started keto diet after years of junk food addiction, you probably feel some cravings from time to time. Don’t be embarrassed – you are not alone. Even though the ketogenic diet works incredibly in terms of eliminating cravings and bad eating habits, it does not do miracles, let’s face it. 

Mac’n’cheese is actually pretty keto-friendly dish. Except for the mac. Therefore, I’ve decided to find a substitute for macaroni. And an adequate replacement, so far, turned out to be cauliflower. Yes, sure, it is not as delicious, but it will satisfy the craving, I promise. After all, cheese is the protagonist in that play.

I’ve tried zucchini cubes, eggplant cubes but they are too watery and … Well, it was a failure with capital F. Cauliflower does not turn too watery, though I would definitely suggest microwaving it instead of boiling. It will soak far less water. 

This dish has a rather large number of calories. If you want to decrease it a bit, try substituting cooking cream for some milk substitute that you use (almond milk, coconut milk). Also, instead of classic cheddar and similar (semi) hard cheeses, you can go for 70% mozzarella and 30% cheddar. You got the point – make your own proportion of cheeses to adjust the calorific value of this dish. Since I am using cooking cream, I will not be adding butter; there is enough fat and calories already!

If this is a side dish, you can make three servings instead of two. This was a late lunch-early dinner for me and my man, so we enjoyed it solely.

Optional additions to this dish before serving – some fresh parsley, thyme, basil, freshly ground pepper…

 

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