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Cauliflower “Mac and Cheese” with Chicken

If you’re following a low carb lifestyle, you should definitely check out my Low Carb Cauliflower “Mac N’ Cheese”! It may not be exactly like the real thing, but it’s rich, hearty, and full of flavour - you won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Keto, Low Carb
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 513kcal
Author: Marie Porter

Ingredients

  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 oz Cream cheese
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 3 cups Shredded cheese s of choice
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon Smoked Serrano Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Finely chopped fresh chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups Cooked chicken chopped or shredded
  • ½ cup Shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Crumbled pork rinds optional

Instructions

  • Grease an 8 x 8" baking pan
  • Break up cauliflower into small florets, transfer to a microwave safe dish. Season with a little salt and pepper, cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 8 minutes.
  • As your cauliflower is cooking, make your cheese sauce:
  • In a medium-large pot, melt cream cheese over medium heat, stirring until smooth. Add heavy cream, gently whisk to combine.
  • Once cream cheese mixture is hot, add shredded cheese and seasonings. Stir until cheese is melted and everything smooth. Add chives, season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Drain your cooked cauliflower and add it to the pot of cheese sauce, along with the chicken.
  • Pour into prepared baking pan, top with Parmesan cheese and crumbled pork rinds, if using.
  • Broil on high until top is golden, serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 620mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1428IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 446mg | Iron: 1mg