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Low Carb Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

This low-carb alternative to the comfort food favorite is a real winner! The creamy cauliflower and seasoned breadcrumbs crust make this a healthy comfort food you'll love.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 1 large head of cauliflower about 6 cups
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup pork grinds crushed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning


  • Take all the florets off the main core, cutting them into bite sized pieces. 
  • Place the florets into a microwave safe container, then pour in the chicken broth.
  • Cover and cook for about 8 minutes in the microwave. 
  • Drain thoroughly and let cool slightly. Set aside
  • Melt the butter down in a pan over low medium heat, then pour in the milk.
  • Whisk the butter and milk together.
  • Add in 1 1/2 cup of the cheese, and stir until the cheese is melted.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  • Place all the cauliflower into an 8 x 8 baking pan.
  • Cover the cauliflower with the cheese sauce.
  • Sprinkle the 1/2 cup of the cheese cauliflower.
  • Mix the remaining cheese with the pork rind crumbs & Italian Seasoning. Sprinkle that on top of the mac and cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 10 – 15 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and crispy.
  • Let cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Serve & enjoy!