Keto Cauliflower Gratin

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Nutrition Facts

6

Servings

351

Calories

33.4g

Fat

11.8g

Protein

2.7

Net Carbs

Unbelievably creamy and cheesy, this keto cauliflower gratin will be the most requested side dish at your table. It's hard to believe the main ingredient is cauliflower!

Cauliflower Gratin Ingredients

  • 1 pound cauliflower florets
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • 6 slices of bacon, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme

Keto Cauliflower Gratin Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
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  • 2
    Steam cauliflower florets in a large pot with salted water until fork tender.
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  • 3
    Remove florets and place in between two layers of paper towels or clean towels. Gently press the excess moisture out of the florets. Set aside.
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  • 4
    In a sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in almond flour and cook for 30 seconds.
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  • 5
    Slowly whisk in heavy cream. Add salt, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper. Bring to boil, then reduce to a simmer until thick (about 5-7 minutes).
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  • 6
    Remove from heat and stir in cheeses, bacon and thyme.
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  • 7
    Add half the cheese mixture to the bottom of a cast iron skillet or casserole dish. Add florets on top of the first cheese layer. Spoon remaining cheese mixture over the top of florets. Sprinkle with additional cheese and thyme. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
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Low Carb Cauliflower Gratin Recipe

If you are looking for keto side dish recipes for this holiday season, potluck or just to something delicious to serve with dinner, this keto cauliflower gratin is your recipe! This side is creamy and cheesy. It’s hard to believe the main ingredient is cauliflower. This is one keto cauliflower recipe that actually tastes incredible and covers any strange cauliflower smell or taste.

Butter and two types of cheeses – sharp cheddar and gruyere make up this cheesy low carb meal. It’s the easiest way to transform and disguise a vegetable into a rockstar side dish.

Benefits of Cauliflower on the Keto Diet

Cauliflower is a staple on the keto diet. It is so versatile and it seems like you can turn cauliflower into anything. You can transform it into rice, soup and tater tots! It is low in carbs. There are 3 net carbs in 100 grams of cauliflower.

Not only is cauliflower low in carbs and high in fiber but it has lots of antioxidants and choline in it.

Getting the Moisture Out of the Cauliflower

You want to make sure you get as much moisture out of the steamed cauliflower as you can. Extra moisture in this dish will make the gratin soupy instead of creamy. The easiest way to squeeze out the excess water is to place the florets in between a thick layer of paper towels or a clean cloth. Then press the moisture out. Continue layering paper towels or dry clothes until the moisture is out.

Best Cheeses for Gratin

In this recipe, you can add your favorite cheeses. I like to use a combination of sharp cheddar cheese and gruyere cheese. Sharp cheddar cheese adds a lot of flavor. It is pungent and earthy. While the gruyere is nutty. It is smooth cheese so it melts easy. It is similar to swiss cheese.

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