This creamy keto zucchini noodle mac & cheese is made with zucchini noodles to replace the pasta and is a quick and easy gluten free dish too. With only 4g net carbs, this is a great comfort dish.
A delicious comfort food, this healthy mac and cheese is as easy as a cauliflower mac and cheese. There are many low carb versions of mac and cheese using cauliflower, it was time to try a recipe with zucchini.
In the Caribbean, mac and cheese is a very popular side dish but is often made with spaghetti in place of tiny macaroni pasta. It is cooked in a pie form and when cut, makes a hearty side dish. The joy of the Caribbean is that lasagna or mac and cheese are often served as a side dish rather than a main.
With a nod to my time in the Caribbean I decide to make the zucchini noodles baked in a casserole form. However, you could make the dish without baking it but stir fry the zucchini noodles first, then add them to the cheese sauce. Either way its a delicious keto zucchini noodle mac & cheese recipe.
HOW TO MAKE KETO ZUCCHINI MAC & CHEESE
- Salt the zucchini noodles well to remove the water. Let them sit whilst you make the cheese sauce
- You could grate the zucchini instead of spiralizing it.
- Add other strong cheeses that melt well such as Fontina or Gouda.
- Other vegetable noodles, spaghetti squash or turnip noodles.
- Top with bacon pieces or pork rinds before baking for an extra crumbly topping.
OTHER ZUCCHINI RECIPES TO ENJOY
Baked Zucchini Mac & Cheese
- 2 zucchini large
- 2 cups Cheddar cheese grated
- ½ cup cream, heavy
- ½ cup butter, unsalted
- 1 cup Mozzarella cheese grated
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
- Spiralize the zucchini and place in a colander over a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and let whilst you make the cheese sauce.
- Melt the butter, cream cheese and cream in a large pan on a low heat.
- Add the Cheddar & mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, mustard, salt and pepper.
- Stir gently until the sauce is smooth.
- Use paper towels to squeeze the water out of the zucchini
- Add the zucchini to the sauce and gently mix it.
- Remove the zucchini mixture and pour into a baking dish.
- Top with the Parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 180C/350F degrees until the top is golden.
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