Better for you Mac and Cheese

Shrimp Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Keto & Gluten Free.

When did we stop questioning what we put in our bodies?

While the jury is still out on cheese and dairy this cauliflower mac and cheese far exceeds any nutritional value traditional mac cheese will ever have.

This is a great recipe for kids as well if you remove the shrimp, mushrooms, and bacon. You can serve as traditional mac and cheese or add in chicken for some extra protein.

Benefits of Cauliflower :

Low in Calories and High in Vitamins

High in Fiber

Good Source of Antioxidants

High in Choline

A Low Carb Alternative to Grains and Legumes

*Source Healthline

Tips for Keto Success

  • Do all your grocery shopping on the weekend.
  • Meal prep for the week. If you go to an office for work make your salads ahead of time. I like to put them in ball jars with a smaller ball jar on the side for my dressing.
  • Buy organic produce & grass-fed quality meats.
  • If you enjoy a glass of alcohol I recommend a glass of dry red or white wine. If you have a taste for a summer cocktail I’ve recently discovered Flying Embers. 0 Carb 0 Sugar Cocktails. Low in alcohol and super refreshing.
  • Hydrate! Aim for at least 60 oz of water a day and add in electrolytes to keep you hydrated. When you are in ketosis you are dumping water along with toxins so you’ll need to replenish.
  • At the maximum keep your carb count under 50 grams a day. I personally am for 20-30 grams. I use the free app carb manager to help keep track.

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Shrimp Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 lb shrimp


  • Roast cauliflower in air fryer or oven. 
  • Add butter to a saucepan and cook mushrooms and shrimp. 
  • When shrimp is cooked add in cheddar cheese, heavy cream, butter, mushrooms, and cream cheese stirring frequently, until smooth. 
  • When the cauliflower is done, transfer it to a large bowl. Pour the cheese sauce over the cauliflower and gently fold the sauce into the cauliflower until coated evenly.
  • Add cooked bacon bits on top.
Keyword cauliflower, gluten free, healthy, healthy recipe, mac and cheese, macaroni and cheese

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If you like shrimp as much as I do check out my Shrimp Kimchi Bowl recipe.

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