Keto Carbonara Recipe – Low Carb Cauliflower Cheese and Bacon

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This Keto Carbonara recipe made with cauliflower, bacon, and cheese is super easy to make.

Keto Cauliflower Carbonara
Keto Carbonara is a delicious and creamy cauliflower recipe that keeps it very low carb as opposed to pasta.  

Keto cauliflower carbonara is a simple low-carb one-pan dish that you can cook quickly when you’re strapped for time.

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Another great one-pan dish to try is our Mexican Casserole, it is delicious!

Ingredients for Keto Cauliflower Carbonara

Best Keto Carbonara with Cauliflower Recipe
A very easy Keto cauliflower carbonara recipe.
  • 2 ounces of Salted Butter
  • 7 ounces of Bacon, diced
  • 1 clove of Garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of Pepper
  • 1 pound (half a medium head) of Cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • ¾ cup of Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup of Parmesan Cheese shaved
  • 1 Egg Yolk

How To Make Keto Carbonara

  1. In a non-stick frying pan, sauté the bacon and garlic in the butter for 3-5 minutes over medium heat. Until the bacon is starting to brown.
  2. Add the pepper and cauliflower and stir well. Continue to sauté for another 3 minutes
  3. Reduce the heat to low and add the cream. Continue cooking until the cream has thickened and the cauliflower is tender. If the sauce is thickening too quickly, add a few tablespoons of water to thin it out and cook the cauliflower quicker.
  4. When the cauliflower is tender, turn off the heat and add the Parmesan and egg yolk whilst stirring.
  5. Once combined, spoon the cauliflower carbonara into 4 bowls and serve.
One Pan Low Carb Cauliflower Carbonara (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Keto, Sugar Free)
Keto carbonara

Keto Carbonara

Our Cheesy Keto Cauliflower Carbonara recipe with Cheese & Bacon is one quick dish to prepare, and using only one pan makes it a breeze to clean up.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Australian, Italian
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 373kcal
Author: Gerri

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces salted butter
  • 7 ounces bacon diced
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 pound Cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shaved
  • 1 Egg Yolk

Instructions

  • In a non stick frying pan, sauté the bacon and garlic in the butter for 3-5 minutes over medium heat. Until the bacon is starting to brown.
  • Add the pepper and cauliflower and stir well. Continue to sauté for another 3 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add the cream. Continue cooking until the cream has thickened and the cauliflower is tender. If the sauce is thickening too quickly, add a few tablespoons of water to thin it out and cook the cauliflower quicker.
  • When the cauliflower is tender, turn off the heat and add the parmesan and egg yolk whilst stirring.
  • Once combined, spoon the cauliflower carbonara into 4 bowls and serve.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 534mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1100IU | Vitamin C: 73.4mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 0.5mg

How To Store Keto Carbonara

Store keto carbonara in the fridge for up to 3 days but do not freeze.

This recipe also works well for leftover steamed or roasted cauliflower. Just add the cream at step 2 and allow it to thicken slightly before adding the cauliflower.

This keto carbonara recipe makes 4 serves.

Keto Cauliflower Carbonara
A healthy and tasty keto cauliflower carbonara recipe.

If you want to make a larger batch of this Keto Carbonara recipe adjust the servings above.

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