Keto Cheese Buffalo “Mac” & Cheese

Keto Cheese Buffalo “Mac” & Cheese

Five Cheese Buffalo “Mac” and Cheese

Some Blustery days lately made comfort food a priority. Whipped this up with bits and pieces from a number keto and non-keto recipes out there, plus my own cravings. The cheeses you pick are pretty flexible (but I don’t recommend swapping out the cream cheese, unless it’s for something very similar, like Neufchatel)

Makes 4 servings

  • 10 oz cauliflower florets (about 1 medium head – I used a 10 oz bag)

  • 2 Tbsp butter

  • 1 medium shallot, minced

  • 2 – 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 oz cream cheese, in 1” cubes

  • 1 oz brie

  • 3 cups shredded cheddar jack

  • 1 – 2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream

  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup Frank’s Red Hot hot sauce

  • 2-4 Tbsp chopped, cooked bacon

  • 1 oz shredded or crumbled blue cheese

  • 2 green onions, white and green parts, thinly sliced

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Chop up the cauliflower into small, bite-size pieces. Bring a pot of water to a boil, and briefly cook the cauliflower until it just starts to become translucent and barely tender (about 3 to 5 minutes). Drain and set aside.

  3. In a 12” cast-iron or other oven-proof skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook until fragrant.

  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the cream cheese to the skillet and stir. Add the brie once the cream cheese is melted.

  5. Add the shredded cheddar jack, stirring constantly. Add in the heavy whipping cream, continuing to stir, ensuring the cheese melts smoothly and doesn’t separate.

  6. Reduce heat to low and add the cauliflower florets, Frank’s hot sauce and half the bacon. Mix thoroughly until well combined.

  7. Place the skillet into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

  8. Remove the skillet from the oven, and if desired, place it under the broiler for a few minutes to brown the top a bit.

  9. Top with the remaining bacon, the blue cheese and the green onions.

Macros (with 4 garlic cloves, 2 Tbsp HWC, 1/3 cup Frank’s and 4 Tbsp bacon):

  • Calories: 594

  • Protein: 30.7g

  • Fat: 49.0g

  • Carbs: 12.8g

  • Fiber: 2.7g

  • Net Carbs: 10.1g

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