Keto Macaroni and Cheese:
This Keto macaroni and cheese recipe was made by Chené who is our recipe and social media manager from South Africa. Chené is a gifted photographer and posts recipes and lifestyle images on her Instagram page. I love this recipe and I think you guys will really enjoy it!
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Keto Macaroni and Cheese
Yield 8 Servings
4 cups cauliflower florets (2 heads cauliflower)
3 tbsp. grass-fed butter
2 cups coconut milk (or almond milk)
1 tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp herbamare
2 tbsp. nut crumbs (bread crumb alternative - optional)
Step #1: Preheat oven to 400F and grease 2-quart casserole dish with butter. Set apart.
Step #2: Boil cauliflower florets for 5 mins or until crisp-tender in lightly salted water. Strain cauliflower and add to casserole dish.
Step #3: In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add xanthan gum (or GF flour) and whisk into butter. Slowly add 2 cups coconut milk and whisk to combine. Bring to simmer and continue too whisk until it thickens.
Step #4: Add 10 oz. grated cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and herbamare to mixture and stir in until melted. Pour mixture over cauliflower and sprinkle with remaining 2 oz cheese and breadcrumbs (optional).
Step #5: Bake for 15-20 mins until golden and bubbly. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
Step #6: Enjoy!
Courses Side Dish
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 30 g
Total Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 3.5 g
Protein 14 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
This keto mac n cheese recipe is perfect to curb your “junk food” craving! Super low carb and can be made very versatile. If you do not tolerate dairy well, you can substitute all dairy ingredients with dairy-free ingredients.
Add shredded chicken or turkey bacon for more protein and enjoy as a meal or side dish. You don’t have to add in the bread crumb alternative, but these low-carb nut crumbs are tasty and make this recipe even better. You can also add Dijon mustard to recipe for more flavor. My favorite kind is this one.
Dr Jockers Comments:
This keto macaroni and cheese recipe is a great low-carb replacement for one of American culture’s favorite foods. This recipe tastes great and is full of nutrient dense, fat burning ingredients.
Cauliflower is a great low-carb replacement for potato and macaroni and is full of powerful immune supportive nutrients and prebiotic fibers to support the gut microbiome. Grass-fed butter and cheese are a rich source of saturated and omega 3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and fat soluble nutrients such as vitamin A, D, E and K2.
Coconut milk is a rich source of medium chain fats that helps improve fat burning and support gut health. The parsley is a bitter herb that supports good bile flow and kidney function and adds a great flavor to this recipe.
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