Keto White Wine and Cheddar Cauliflower Cheese Casserole is basically like a kicked up version of cauliflower macaroni and cheese! It’s based on a traditional English recipe called Cauliflower Cheese, and is a total crowd-pleaser. It features a rich cheese sauce that is complex, yet balanced in flavor. It’s delicious served up as a side dish to just about anything!

Cauliflower Cheese

Keto White Wine and Cheddar Cauliflower Cheese Casserole
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Serves: 8 (side dish) servings
 
Rich and flavorful, this Keto White Wine and Cheddar Cauliflower Cheese recipe is inspired by traditional English Cauliflower Cheese; it makes the perfect side dish to any number of things!
Ingredients
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) dry white wine
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) chicken bone broth or vegetable stock
  • 3 oz (85 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 12 oz (340 g) sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • Olive oil spray
  • Fresh herbs, such as basil, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Add the cauliflower to a 5-quart pot and cover just to the top with water. Cover the pot, bring to a boil, and then boil until fork-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until starting to soften, about 3 minutes, and then add the garlic and cook 30 seconds more, stirring constantly. Add the wine and cook until reduced by ¾. Add the broth and bring up to a simmer and whisk in the cream cheese until smooth. Whisk in the shredded cheddar a handful at a time until fully incorporated, and then whisk in the Worcestershire, Dijon, salt, and pepper.
  3. Carefully puree the cheese mixture in a blender or using an immersion blender. Stir the cheese and cauliflower together.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425F. Lightly spray the inside of a 2.5-quart casserole dish with olive oil. Pour the cauliflower/cheese mixture into the dish and bake until bubbling throughout, about 20 minutes. Broil for a couple minutes if desired.
  5. Serve warm topped with fresh herbs if desired.
Macros
Serving size: ⅛ of recipe Calories: 255 Fat: 19 Potassium: 341 Net Carbs: 4.6 Carbohydrates: 6.9 Sodium: 441 Fiber: 2.3 Protein: 14.3