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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Jalapenos

Love mac and cheese but trying to avoid the carbs? My Low Carb Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Jalapenos will satisfy your cravings without knocking you out of ketosis--and with no pasta for a lovely, gluten-free side dish. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cauliflower Mac and Cheese, Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Jalapenos, Cauliflower Rice Recipes, Keto Mac and Cheese
Servings: 6
Calories: 347kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre




  • In a 12-inch sauté pan over high heat, start cooking the bacon. While the bacon cooks, in a large bowl mix together cauliflower, cream cheese, whipping cream, shredded cheese, salt, pepper. You do not need to get a homogenous mixture just mix it up as well as you can. Once the cheeses melt, it will be a lot easier to get an even mixture. 
  • When the bacon is cooked, about 8-10 minutes, put in the jalapeños and sauté for one minute. 
  • Add the cauliflower mixture stir well, place a lid. Lower the heat to medium-low. Cook for 8 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Stir once again.
  • You could also choose to microwave the bacon, put everything into a sprayed 8 x 8 baking dish, and bake at 3:50 for 15 to 20 minutes. 



  • Use ready-made riced frozen cauliflower. Set it out as you begin to gather ingredients. Don't worry if it isn't fully thawed. You will just have to cook a little longer at step 3.
  • Double the recipe. Cook one batch now, and freeze the other. Thaw and bake as specified.
  • You can freeze this recipe easily.
  • If you're avoiding pork and bacon, use turkey bacon.


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g