Recipe By Natalie Titanov
Published Jan 14th
Prep 10m Cook 35m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 2 servings Calories 468.9

Cauliflower in a creamy cheese sauce is a perfect keto recipe and delicious to boot! Make sure you season well with salt and pepper (nutmeg tastes great as well) otherwise it will taste too bland.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ head cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. 2 Bring a large pot of slightly salted water to a boil and cook cauliflower until tender but firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. 3 Combine Cheddar cheese, cream, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Arrange cauliflower in a casserole dish and cover with cheese mixture.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 468.9
  • Carbohydrate 10 g
  • Cholesterol 140.8 mg
  • Fat 40.9 g
  • Fiber 3.6 g
  • Protein 18.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 25.6 g
  • Sodium 494.1 mg
  • Sugar 3.8 g

Chef's Notes

Feel free to use other types of cheeses. I often use up whatever I have sitting around in the fridge.


  1. I ended up adding extra cheese (sharp cheddar) but it was amazing either way! My girlfriend doesn t like cauliflower and she loves this. I make a similar recipe using squash (no heavy cream though). This is awesome.
  2. I wasn't completely optimistic about this recipe but it was so good I'm including it in my Thanksgiving repertoire - my family loved it!
  3. This was fantastic! I didn't quite stick to the recipe and like someone else suggested, I roasted my cauliflower beforehand in olive oil and mushrooms for 20 minutes. I also added a little bit of tandoori masala seasoning to the cheese mixture before pouring it on my roasted cauliflower. I didn't have any garlic powder, - Read more ...
  4. I had a similar recipe as this in a keto cookbook using zucchini, I thought this was the same thing cuts out a needed step for more flavor. The other recipe started with sautéing a few tbs of butter, onion, garlic, then adding the cream and cheese to pan and melt, then pour over - Read more ...
  5. I feel like I really shouldn't rate this because I made quite a few changes, but here goes. I tossed the raw cauliflower with vegetable oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and nutmeg, then roasted it in the oven for 20 minutes (stirring after 10 so it didn't stick). I used Colby-Jack and a little Parmesan since - Read more ...
  6. I drizzled cauliflower with olive oil and broil it on low to dry out the cauliflower and proceeded with recipe. If you are looking for a creamier sauce try adding 4 oz of cream cheese to the mix.
  7. Delicious definitely a keeper. I added some dehydrated onion flakes, Cajun seasoning and garlic powder to flavour it up a notch. It turned out a little runny and soupy it could be because I didn’t use heavy cream and substituted with half and half. Still tasted amazing though. Thanks for the recipe
  8. Great flavor, my cheese and cream did not meld together to make a sauce though. Next time I will heat the cream and cheese in my Pyrex pan to make a quick sauce, then toss in the cauliflower and bake.
  9. I added a shredded chicken breast turned out really good and my 4 yr & 2 yr old actually ate cauliflower and liked it