Low-carb cauliflower cheese

Low-carb cauliflower cheese

Hey... wait. There's broccoli in my cauliflower? Yes. Experience this creative combo that delivers low-carb deliciousness like no other. You won’t be disappointed!

Low-carb cauliflower cheese

Hey... wait. There's broccoli in my cauliflower? Yes. Experience this creative combo that delivers low-carb deliciousness like no other. You won’t be disappointed!
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1¾ lbs 800 g cauliflower
  • 1 lb 450 g broccoli, frozen or fresh
  • 7 oz. 200 g cream cheese
  • 1 cup 225 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups 475 ml (225 g) shredded cheese
  • 2 oz. 50 g butter
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Cut broccoli into florets and place in a pot. Add water until covered and bring to a boil. Cook until the broccoli is fork tender.
  3. When done, strain and discard the water. Add cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Puree with an immersion blender until smooth.
  5. Grease a 9" baking dish with butter and place what's left on the bottom of the dish.
  6. Cut the cauliflower into small florets and add to the baking dish.
  7. Pour the broccoli cream sauce over the florets and top with shredded cheese. Bake in oven for 40 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork tender and the top is golden brown.

Tip!

If you’re vegetarian, enjoy this dish with a couple of eggs—it's totally satisfying!

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65 comments

  1. Mandy Hexter
    Whipping cream is available in the UK, but I tend to use double cream. Do NOT mistake Elmlea as cream, it’s not! Used this as inspiration for cauliflower cheese tonight. I will serve it with cooked gammon and sugar snap peas. My son is newly diagnosed as type 2 and I have a small window of opportunity to show him how to eat before I return to Portugal. He is doing really well so far and I hope he can use these ideas to get his type 2 under control. Thank you
  2. Karen
    Delicious sauce. Cauliflower was too crunchy though so would part cook next time. Great recipe.
  3. Kirsty
    Ok mine is in the oven. I have a 3 year old so was distracted and put most of the cheese in blender (not got a hand blender)

    I realise now the butter was for the greasing (🤣🤣)

    I am vegetarian and I’ve had egg today already so I added quorn mince to it.

    I’m never really that good at following recipes so I like mixing it up but I’m new to Keto so not totally sure if I’ve got this right but wee will see.

    Of course the grated cheese goes on st end!! Silly me!! I’m sure it will still taste lovely 😊

  4. John
    Regarding this and other recipes that have cream cheese as an ingredient, it seems supermarket cream cheese contains some quantity of xanthan gum, guar gum, and other "stabilizers" which, as I recall, are to be avoided. Should I be concerned about their presence at all, and if so, can you recommend a brand of cream cheese that does not have them?
    Reply: #55
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Philadelphia Original/5 Simple Ingredients is a good option.
    Pasteurized Milk and Cream, Salt, Carob Bean Gum, Cheese Culture.
  6. Kristin Dignan
    Covered or uncovered in oven? I may have missed this
    Reply: #57
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Uncovered.
  8. Shannon
    Made this today. I replaced half of the cream cheese with French Onion dip and also added chopped bacon. It was absolutely delicious!!
    My 4 year old loved it too ☺
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  10. Samantha
    9g per serving... I put the ingredients in the Carb Manager App
  11. Samantha
    Simply Double Cream in the UK
  12. Susie
    I think the recip should say 1.5kg caul NOT 150g! For 8 servings, that is.
    Reply: #63
  13. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I think the recip should say 1.5kg caul NOT 150g! For 8 servings, that is.

    Unfortunately, that is a limitation of the feature where you can change the number of servings. The recipe was written to make 6 servings and calls for 800g cauliflower. When enlarging the dish to make 8 servings, the 800 changes to 150, but the g is a static amount.

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  15. Michael
    Sorry can you freeze this dish
    Reply: #66
  16. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Sorry can you freeze this dish

    The cream cheese and cheese may break a little and get a little oily when re-heated but it won't affect the overall taste.

  17. Helen
    I put the ingredients into MyFitnessPal and it comes out as 25g carbs per serving!?!?!?
  18. Toni
    I know this is late but like you I thought this stuff's divine! I licked the spoon and immediately thought, "WOW, this would make a for great dip!"

    I made this for company and everybody loved it. After I blended the broccoli with all of the creamy stuff, I tasted the spoon and it was divine.. just that part.. it was like the most creamy broccoli soup ever.. :)

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