Keto Cauliflower Cheese with Pancetta and Mozzarella

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    33 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    43 min

Keto Cauliflower Cheese with Pancetta and Mozzarella

9 ratings

This rich keto take on cauliflower cheese uses cream cheese, oozy mozzarella, tangy parmesan, sweet onion and salty pancetta.

This makes a great side to roasted meats, perfect for Sunday lunch.

  • Net Carbs

    3.1 g

  • Fiber

    2.2 g

  • Total Carbs

    5.4 g

  • Protein

    6.5 g

  • Fats

    10.9 g

141 cals

Keto Cauliflower Cheese with Pancetta and Mozzarella

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Ingredients

  • Pancetta by Daniele

    Pancetta by Daniele

    2 ounce

  • Parmesan Cheese

    Parmesan Cheese

    2 tablespoon, grated

  • Cream Cheese Spread

    Cream Cheese Spread

    2 tablespoon

  • Vegetable Broth, Bouillon Or Consomme

    Vegetable Broth, Bouillon Or Consomme

    1 cup

  • Unsalted Butter

    Unsalted Butter

    1 tablespoon

  • Garlic

    Garlic

    1 clove

  • Cauliflower

    Cauliflower

    1 medium - head - 5" to 6" diameter

  • Mozzarella Cheese

    Mozzarella Cheese

    ½ cup, grated

  • Red Onion

    Red Onion

    ½ small

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    ½ tablespoon

  • Salt, Sea Salt

    Salt, Sea Salt

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 12

43 min

  • Step 1

    Dice the cauliflower into florets and add to a pan of boiling water. Simmer for 4-5 minutes until just tender. Drain and set aside to steam dry.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 3

    Whilst the cauliflower is cooking, heat the olive oil in a skillet over a medium heat and add the pancetta. Cook until crisp and golden. Remove from the skillet with a slotted spoon and set to one side.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Thinly slice the onion and garlic. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat and add the onion and garlic, sweating gently until tender.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Add the cream cheese and stir over a medium heat until melted.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Add the stock and stir well to combine, heating through.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    Add the mozzarella and half the parmesan. Stir until melted into the stock and simmer gently until you have a thick sauce.
    Step 7
  • Step 8

    Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the pancetta.
    Step 8
  • Step 9

    Arrange the cauliflower florets in the bottom of a small oven dish.
    Step 9
  • Step 10

    Spoon over the cheese sauce.
    Step 10
  • Step 11

    Top with the remaining parmesan.
    Step 11
  • Step 12

    Transfer to the oven to bake for 15-18 minutes or until bubbling and golden.
    Step 12

Comments 10

  • AmazingMacadamia271959

    AmazingMacadamia271959 2 years ago

    Made this for dinner with neighbors. Cut broth in half, based on comments. I used thick bacon lardons instead of pancetta. It was delicious and will definitely make it again.

    • Marcie

      Marcie 3 years ago

      Very yummy. Made as a side for Thanksgiving. Replaced pancetta with bacon and used chicken broth instead of vegetable broth.

      • RoxElmore

        RoxElmore 4 years ago

        Very good!

        • recipewriter

          recipewriter 4 years ago

          Thanks :)

      • Studiobird

        Studiobird 4 years ago

        Love this. If I can cook it properly, anyone can. It's delicious.

        • recipewriter

          recipewriter 4 years ago

          Thanks so much! :)

      • Wiycnh

        Wiycnh 4 years ago

        I added a tad of arrow root, some ground mustard and a splash of worchestshire sauce! So yummy!

        • SueB

          SueB 4 years ago

          Delish... reduced the recipe to two portions and when I got hungry later, I ate the second portion! The only thing I would add is that the sauce does not thicken with cheese alone, it’s quite watery, so maybe a tsp of arrowroot powder may thicken it.

          • Linda

            Linda 4 years ago

            Made this today so yummy

            • Linda

              Linda 4 years ago

              Delicious