This Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is creamy, spicy and easy to prepare in the slow cooker. Jalapeño nacho slices take this plain cauliflower “Mac” & cheese to the next level of YUM. Gluten Free, Low Carb, Keto, Easy.
This Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is seriously sooo good that you won’t even miss the pasta. It’s always been one of my go to recipes….
And it’s also been a reader favorite here on AFCJ since it originally posted. Which is why I decided to update it with a fresh new look.
Especially since some of you guys may be new here and might have missed it the first time around..
So I’m sharing more photos, tips and tricks on how to make the best keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese.
Ingredients in this Cauliflower Mac and Cheese:
- Cream Cheese
- Cheddar Cheese
- Half & Half Cream
- Jalapeno Nacho slices
And all of this is combined and then added to the slow cooker where all these yummy flavors are intensified..
Can I use frozen cauliflower florets for this Cauliflower Mac and Cheese:
Yes you can… I prefer to use fresh cauliflower florets but I have tested the recipe with frozen and it’s still quite DELISH.
So if you’re pressed for time or can’t find a fresh cauliflower feel free to use the frozen.
Recipe tips for the best results:
Break the cauliflower into small pieces prior to cooking and drain it thoroughly before combining with the other ingredients.
Buy blocked cheese and grate it yourself. It melts easier and is also much tastier. 👌
Measure and prep all the ingredients prior to starting.
Can I make this recipe ahead:
Yes you can make it ahead and just keep it on warm in the slow cooker till ready to serve.
It also makes great leftovers and can be stored in a covered dish in the fridge for up to five days.
What to serve with It:
It goes great with pretty much anything… especially since it’s low carb.
But just think of what you might serve with Mac & Cheese.
I like to serve it with this pea salad or any kind of salad. It’s also really good with pinto beans.
AND IF YOU TRY THIS RECIPE PLEASE BE SURE TO LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW…..
I’d love to hear if you make this & how you like it. Plus please be sure to include a star rating.
Until next time- xoxo
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese (Low Carb, Keto, GF)
- 1 large head cauliflower
- 1/2 stick butter
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/4 cup diced pickled jalapeno's
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
- 2/3 cup half & half cream
- 1/4 tsp. paprika- optional
- Bring large pot of lightly salted water to a boil
- Break cauliflower into small bite size florets and carefully add to boiling water
- Cook about 5 minutes. Remove from heat & drain well. Add back to pot
- Add remaining ingredients and combine well
- Pour mixture into crock pot and cook on high heat approximately 2- 2/1/2 hours
- Remove from crock pot and place in large serving bowl
- Allow 10 minutes to cool before serving
- Top with paprika and additional cheese**
Updated- originally posted December 2015