Skinny Cauliflower “Mac” and “Cheese” Casserole

This skinny  cauliflower macaroni cheese casserole will be ready in 35 minutes time and won’t cause any blood sugar spikes like the traditional recipes. Enjoy this as a side dish or as a topping without any guilt. 

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes
  • Serves: 6 


  • 1 Kosher salt as needed plus ½ teaspoon
  • 1 large cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 1 Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 oz cream cheese cut into small pieces
  • 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded, plus ½ cup as topping for the casserole
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder

Cooking Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Boil a large pot of water and season it with salt.
  • Spray the baking sheet with a vegetable oil spray.
  • Once the water is boiled, add the cauliflower into the pot and allow it to cook until it is crisp and tender. This will take about 5 minutes. Drain well and pat between several layers of paper towels to dry. 
  • Transfer the cauliflower to a baking dish and set it aside.
  • Bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan and to this add in the cream cheese and mustard until smooth. Stir in a cup of cheese, pepper, salt and garlic and whisk nicely until the cheese melts for about 1 to 2 minutes. 
  • Once done, remove from the stove and pour it over the cauliflower and stir well to combine. Top with the remaining ½ cup of cheese and bake until it is browned and hot for about 15 minutes. 
  • Serve warm