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Keto Mock Mac and Cheese

Certainly Keto
This can be used as a side dish or the main dinner just by adding ham to this dish. Either way, it is delish. All the good of mac and cheese without all the carbs.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side/Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 315 kcal


Cutting Boards
Stock Pot
Knife Set


  • 1 large head cauliflower cooked and cut up in bite size pieces
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 16 oz brick sharp cheese cut up
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg optional
  • ¼ tsp. xanthan gum optional, if needed
  • Cut up ham pieces optional


  • Wash and cut up cauliflower in bite-size pieces. Cook on the stove or in the microwave until fork tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Whisk together almond milk and heavy cream in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Heat the milk and cream until bubbles form around the edges of the saucepan.
  • Add cut up and shredded cheddar cheese, whisk together until melted completely.
  • The sauce should be smooth and creamy.
  • Add already cooked cauliflower and mix together.
  • If the sauce is not thick enough you can try letting it set a few minutes and see if it thickens up.
  • If it is still too loose, add a bit of xanthan gum. Place back on the stove and cook for a couple more minutes. Let sit again for a few minutes.
  • Season to taste. Nutmeg is optional, but I think it gives it a little something extra.
  • Mix in ham pieces if adding to the recipe.


Nutrition is not including any of the optional items.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Mock Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g 38%
Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Fiber 3g 13%
Sugar 3g 3%
Protein 17g 34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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