Keto Gouda Grits

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  • prep time

    prep time

    7 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    1 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    8 min

Keto Gouda Grits

8 ratings

Grits are typically paired with breakfast, but you can enjoy this hot side with any meal. You may find this recipe similar to cauliflower mashed potatoes, since both share the base of cauliflower. The key in this recipe is to create the perfect texture of grits: a little creamy and a little “gritty.” A sprinkling of shredded gouda cheese is what makes this side absolutely delectable!

Jessica L.

  • Net Carbs

    3.1 g

  • Fiber

    2.5 g

  • Total Carbs

    5.7 g

  • Protein

    4.9 g

  • Fats

    12.1 g

144 cals

Keto Gouda Grits

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  • Cauliflower, Cooked From Fresh

    Cauliflower, Cooked From Fresh

    10-½ ounce

  • Unsalted Butter

    Unsalted Butter

    ½ tablespoon

  • Heavy Cream

    Heavy Cream

    ¼ cup

  • Gouda Cheese

    Gouda Cheese

    ¼ cup, shredded

  • Salt


    1 teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ½ teaspoon

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • Onion Powder

    Onion Powder

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Green Onions

    Green Onions

    ½ tablespoon, chopped

Recipe Steps

steps 3

8 min

  • Step 1

    If you need to cook your cauliflower, simply boil in water until tender. If you are using frozen cauliflower, you can microwave or steam it until tender. Either way, it’s important to use hot, cooked cauliflower for this recipe to work.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Combine the cauliflower with all the other ingredients, except for green onion, in a food processor. Pulse the mixture until the dairy items are melted and incorporated into the “grits”. The key is to not process too much so some cauliflower is creamy and some is still textured like grits. If you prefer your grits to be a little looser, you may thin out the mixture with warm water 1 tablespoon at a time.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Serve hot with freshly chopped green onions!
    Step 3

Comments 11

  • Sjcurtola

    Sjcurtola a year ago

    Could I add a poached egg?

    • Foodie43

      Foodie43 2 years ago

      OMG!! Perfect! A healthy twist on "soul food," thank you!

      • Swc59

        Swc59 2 years ago

        Scrumptious!! I miss grits so much until I found this recipe! I will have them for breakfast lunch and dinner as they also remind me of mashed potatoes. Yum!! Thank you!

        • Ashira712

          Ashira712 3 years ago

          Loved it! I didn’t have any more whipping cream or green onions but despite that it tasted phenomenal! Thank you! 💗

          • FantasticAvocado919937

            FantasticAvocado919937 3 years ago

            Love it...exchanged the whipping cream with sour cream....and instead of the gouda cheese used sharp chedar cheese..the taste was out of this world!

            • Marie Burke

              Marie Burke 3 years ago

              I made this with cauliflower rice and tasted just as good.

              • King150

                King150 4 years ago

                What if we don’t have a food processor

                • kgledhil

                  kgledhil a year ago

                  If it were me, I’d buy riced cauliflower (or grate it myself) cook it in a pan with a little water until tender, blend half the cauli with the other ingredients, then add the rest of the cauli and pulse in the blender a few times. That should give you approximately the same result. Edit: I didn’t have a food processor till last year…

              • Chines

                Chines 5 years ago

                Will this work with frozen cauliflower rice that i but at Costco?

                • recipewriter

                  recipewriter 5 years ago

                  You should start with whole cauliflower florets. Pre-cut cauliflower rice will not have the same integrity, and you may be left with soggy grits. Hope this helps!

              • Bethdewolfe

                Bethdewolfe 6 years ago

                So very easy and super delicious ...will make again!