Nothing is as homely and comforting as Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Mac And Cheese. It’s your regular mac and cheese but it’s been pimped with bacon and cauliflower.

The easy healthy recipe is sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free and low-carb. 

Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Mac And Cheese collage of cooking photos and served in a white metal dish
Cauliflower bacon mac and cheese

This is the perfect side dish for chicken, beef, and pork recipes. It can also be served as a main dish by itself. It’s low in carbs, high in protein, and is baked in a delicious healthy creamy sauce.

What is cauliflower mac and cheese?

Regular macaroni and cheese recipes are high carb, and low in flavor BUT they are comfort food that many readers have asked me to replicate in a healthy low-carb version.

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Mac and cheese generally contain macaroni, flour, butter, and cheese. And as for those pre-made dehydrated mac and cheese packets, promise me never to buy those ever again. They are filled with inflammatory seed oils, wheat, pasta, flour, preservatives, flavors, colors, additives, chemicals …. which is a recipe for disaster and certainly not fit for growing children.

creamy Cauliflower Mac And Cheese 

Macaroni is a high-carb pasta that makes up the bulk of the mac and cheese recipe, so what do you substitute macaroni with? The answer is always cauliflower of course.

Further reading: Are you a cauliflower ninja?

How many carbs are in regular pasta?

If you are new here, you may not be aware of just how many carbs are in everyday foods such as pasta, rice, and bread.

This is a great infographic to look at. There are 7 handy charts showing you how carbs affect your blood sugars. You will be amazed at cornflakes, apple juice and shredded wheat. Just to name a few.

Table showing how carbs affect blood sugars from various foods and drinks

How many carbs are in traditional mac and cheese?

1 cup cooked macaroni = 31g total – 1.8g fibre = 29.2g net carbs

1 cup cooked cauliflower = 4.1g total – 2.3g fibre = 1.8g net carbs

Not only is cauliflower a lower carb option, but it is a healthier option because in just 1 cup cooked cauliflower it also contains Vit A 0.3%, Vit B6 10%, Vit c 77%, calcium 2.2%, iron 2.4%, magnesium 4%.

Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Mac And Cheese served in a white and blue casserole dish
Keto bacon mac and cheese


Now you know why we love cauliflower so much, how do you flavor it so the whole family can enjoy a healthy dinner together? Bacon is the answer (it’s always the answer). 

The creamy bacon mac and cheese has a cheats cheese sauce and cooked bacon to really give this healthy mac and cheese a flavor kick, But why not add a pinch of chili too?

It’s a very adaptable recipe.

Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Mac And Cheese sitting served in a white dish on a wooden chopping board
Bacon mac and cheese


How To Freeze Cauliflower Mac And Cheese 

If you love batch cooking (and who doesn’t love cooking once but serving 2 or 3 times?) then you will love cauliflower mac and cheese because it is a dream to freeze.

Simply wait until the mac and cheese have cooled, then place the leftovers into airtight containers and freeze for up to 2 months. 

How To Defrost Cauliflower Mac And Cheese 

Place the airtight container on the countertop or in the refrigerator until the mac and cheese have defrosted in the center.

For best results, the mac and cheese should be reheated in the oven, so any moisture can evaporate and the cheese can remain crispy.

Alternatively, you may choose to reheat the creamy cauliflower bacon mac and cheese in the microwave.

Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Mac And Cheese Recipe

This is THE BEST recipe for easy Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Mac And Cheese – print it off and keep this one!
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Course: Dinner, Vegetables
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Grain free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, No Sugars, Wheat Free
Keyword: Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Mac And Cheese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 323kcal
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  • Mixing bowls
  • Casserole Dish
  • Saucepan


  • 500 g cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 slices bacon diced
  • 2 spring onion/scallion sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic minced crushed
  • 180 g cream cheese full fat
  • 50 g pre-shredded/grated mozzarella
  • 60 ml heavy whipping cream
  • +/- salt and pepper to taste


  • Steam the cauliflower until cooked but not too soft. Drain and let the steam escape.
  • In a saucepan, gently fry on LOW the garlic, bacon and spring onions in oil or butter.
  • Add the cream cheese and allow to soften and melt. Do not boil.
  • Add the mozzarella and cream. Heat on LOW and stir until it becomes and wonderful melted thickened sauce.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour the drained cooked cauliflower into the baking dish. Pout the cheesy bacon sauce over the top. Sprinkle some additional cheese over the top if you like a crispy topping.
  • Bake at 180C/350F for 20 minutes until the sauce is cooked and golden.


Serving: 1serves 4Calories: 323kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 10gFat: 28gCholesterol: -4mgSodium: 340mgPotassium: 495mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 969IUVitamin C: 62mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 1mg

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  1. That looks delicious! Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    The flavors are fantastic! I just have a question about the texture of the cheese, mine came out more thick almost doughy when cooking is that normal or do I need to change something in the process?

    1. 5 stars
      I’m, so glad to hear you like this creamy cauliflower mac and cheese. If the cheese sauce was a bit dough-like, I would suggest looking at the ingredients in case you use pre-shredded cheese that sometimes contains sneaky hidden potato starch (to prevent the cheese from clumping). This can add to the dry matter and make the sauce appear like dough.

  3. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe. Easy weeknight meal. Tasty and satisfying. I added more bacon 🥓 than the recipe. A must try recipe. 👌

  4. Is the whole dish 323 cal or each serving?

      1. Can you make this in a crock pot? I would be leaving the bacon out due to sodium diet.

        1. Hi Melisa, what a great idea! I have not tried it, but I am sure you could. Let us know how it turns out. I’m sure others are also interested in learning how it turns out as well.