Keto Cheesy Cauliflower Rice

December 9, 2019Laura

Happy December everyone! December and January are going to be extra busy months for me, so I wasn’t sure if I would even get to share a blog recipe this month. However, I made this cheesy cauliflower rice the other day and knew that I wanted to get it on the blog after tasting it. I was craving mac and cheese and this definitely hit the spot!

As I am typing this, I realize that I’ve shared a lot of side recipes here recently. I like to have lots of side options during the holiday season. There’s always ham, turkey, roast or lamb, but side options that I can enjoy are usually limited if I want to stay on plan. If you need some side ideas, you can find several options here. Some of my holiday favorites include: Low Carb Cranberry Sauce, Keto Cornbread Dressing and the Loaded Cauliflower Bake

I played around with the ingredients as I was developing this recipe, but kept it basic as usual. You will need: cauliflower rice, cream cheese, heavy cream, chives, seasonings and freshly shredded cheese. I’ve tried several low carb “pasta” substitutes in the past and honestly haven’t cared for any of them. Cauliflower rice was perfect for this recipe. It only takes a few minutes to make and really satisfies that mac and cheese craving. Enjoy!

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Keto Cheesy Cauliflower Rice

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 6 (Serving Size: 1/2 cup)
  • Calories 240.5


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 (10 oz) bags frozen cauliflower rice
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp dried chives
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch red pepper flakes, optional
  • 6 oz freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • Parsley , for garnish


  • 1)

    Melt butter in a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add both bags of frozen cauliflower rice to skillet. Saute until softened and hot.

  • 2)

    Once cauliflower rice is softened, lower heat to medium-low. Add in cream cheese, heavy cream, dried chives, seasonings and shredded cheese. 

  • 3)

    Stir until cheeses are melted and cauliflower rice is heated through. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve hot.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

Net Carbs3.1g
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