Spicy Crock Pot Cauliflower Mac & Cheese is an easy to prepare gluten free option for Mac & Cheese. Creamy, delicious and loaded with all the cheesy flavors. Low Carb, Gluten Free & Vegetarian.
*This post has been UPDATED with new pictures and a VIDEO but the text & recipe remains the same!*
With the cooler weather coming I’ve been pulling out my crock pot trying to come up with some savory new recipes. So this Spicy Crock Pot Cauliflower Mac & Cheese was created.
Now I know you can use the slow cooker anytime but for some reason I go through periods that I want to create everything in a crock pot.
I think it’s just the ease of throwing everything together and then forgetting about it for a couple hours.
This Spicy Crock Pot Cauliflower Mac & Cheese has definitely made me a crock pot user again. Can you say delicious with virtually no work involved other than dismantling a cauliflower?
If you’re not into the spicy thing you can always leave out the jalapeno’s and you would still have what I consider a masterpiece. Okay so maybe I’m a little be partial to cauliflower and cheese.
But I bet I can make a non cauliflower lover into a cauliflower lover with this recipe. And to think when I was younger I didn’t really care for cauliflower.
So try this Spicy Crock Pot Cauliflower Mac & Cheese and see if you can get the children to start enjoying their veggies again.
- And I do mean children of all ages
- This being a healthier version for mac & cheese
- Lower carb so you can have seconds
- Kid friendly
- Gluten Free & Vegetarian
And I’ve now included a video on how to make Spicy Crock Pot Cauliflower Mac & Cheese below:
- 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
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**
**you can top with any cheese of choice. This part is optional. I can tell you I tried mozzarella on top and that was really good.