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4.67 from 3 votes

One Pan Cauliflower “Mac” & Cheese

This One Pan Cauliflower “Mac” & Cheese recipe is a healthy, low-carb recipe that will satisfy your cheesy cravings. Makes a delicious and quick meal or a perfect Thanksgiving side dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Kristin Maxwell


  • 4 cups cauliflower florets approximate, depending on the size of the head of cauliflower
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2/3 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Parsley


  • Cut cauliflower into small florets.
  • In a large pot, boil 6 cups of salted water. Add cauliflower and boil for about 5 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • Return cauliflower to the pot over low heat.
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper, garlic powder, paprika and stir to coat. Stir in cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Parmesan until melted and combined.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 11/2 cups | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 524IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 1mg