Keto Cauliflower Gratin
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!
Keto Cauliflower Gratin Recipe Video
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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
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Steam cauliflower florets in a large pot with salted water until fork tender.
Squeeze out moisture
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.
In a sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in almond flour and cook for 30 seconds.
Make the sauce
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).
Of course, add cheese
Remove from heat and stir in cheeses, bacon and thyme.
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.
This looks yummy. Do you think this could be made dairy free ?
You could use nut milk and maybe some vegan cheese. Or just omit the cheese.
Made this today. It is very good, but way too powerful. I went back and added another pound of califlower and mixed it all up again and it was a much better balance. Also, it was too salty. Next time I would leave the salt out completely. Between the butter, bacon and cheese, it is salty enough. With that said it was delicious and so filling. It kept me full and not eating a bunch of other junk for hours. The guyere and thyme makes this so great.
This sounds perfect for my keto diet but even for company. I think it could be used for broccoli too, don’t you think? I am hoping to try it soon. Loved the video about 10 things to keep in your fridge, never knew about macadamia milk and will try that. Thanks I ve just suscribed.
H-E-B ? And your recipes sound delicious! Definitely gonna try some this thanksgiving.
Hi Laurinda! Let me recommend https://www.ketofocus.com/recipes/keto-pumpkin-pie/ and https://www.ketofocus.com/recipes/keto-chaffle-stuffing/..
Lastly, if search for “Thanksgiving” I have a ton of options!
What size casserole dish do you use? I will need to double the recipe for Thanksgiving so want to use a large enough dish. Thanks!
It was a bit smaller than an 8×10 dish. So double the recipe and use an 8×10 or 9×13 casserole dish
How far ahead do you make this recipe? Do you bake it and leave it in the refrigerator and then bake in oven again to heat it up when you want to serve it?
I didn’t bake it. I assembled it the day before and baked it the of. You can probably assemble it 1-2 days ahead of time
This recipe is delicious! The whole family loved it. I roasted the cauliflower instead of steaming to avoid issues with moisture. It was perfect.