Love for the famous mac and cheese begins at childhood and continues into adulthood. Well, until you said “no” to pasta in your diet, right? No! Just because you dropped pasta from your diet doesn’t mean you stop loving a warm bowl of creamy cheesy sauce. We say no pasta, no problem.

Our ultimate baked creamy keto “mac” and cheese is delicious! Dig into a velvety creamy cheese layer through a crispy golden baked topping. This keto mac and cheese is not made with cauliflower or shirataki noodles. We also don’t use flour so it’s gluten free. This is a baked tasty spaghetti squash recipe. The ultimate low carb side dish that is worthy of making it on your Christmas or Thanksgiving menu. Who doesn’t love a side of creamy melted cheese? Plus, with spaghetti squash being a winter veggie its perfect for this time of year.What’s awesome about the spaghetti squash is the yellow skin makes the perfect baking dish and unique serving dish. It looks beautiful on the table. What’s even more beautiful about our ultimate baked keto mac and cheese is the macros on this dish. Each serving of cheesy goodness has 10 g total carbs and 8 g net carbs with only 293 calories!

Ultimate Baked Creamy Keto “Mac” and Cheese

The cheese is the star ingredient in this recipe so use a quality sharp white cheddar cheese for the best taste. I use a block of Tillamook sharp white cheddar cheese. I know using packaged shredded cheese is more convenient but taking an extra few minutes to hand grate a block of cheese will allow the cheese to melt way better.
Butter and cream cheese work perfectly to thicken the cheese sauce making it velvety smooth.

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Ultimate Baked Creamy Keto “Mac” and Cheese

This recipe can be converted from a side dish to the main course just by adding a few hearty ingredients before baking.
1. Bacon: add 4-6 slices of crumbled cooked bacon
2. Crab meat or Lobster: add 4-6 oz of lump crab meat or lobster with 1 chopped shallot
3. Sausage: ground cooked sausage, chicken sausage or chorizo
4. Ground or shredded cooked chicken and spinach

Ultimate Baked Creamy Keto “Mac” and CheeseBaking Spaghetti squash is simple.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the squash in half -lengthwise and scoop out the ribbing and seeds. Place the two halves on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Drizzle about 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil inside the squash. Sprinkle with pepper and salt. Turn the spaghetti squash over with skin up on the cookie sheet. Poke holes in the skin of the squash with a fork. Bake for 35 minutes.
Tip: If you have a hard time cutting the spaghetti squash in half, soften the skin by baking it for about 10 minutes in the oven.
So start the oven. You are about to serve your family their favorite classic dish of gooey cheesy “mac” and cheese.

Here is a sweet way to enjoy spaghetti squash:

Our keto “coconut” crustless pie an easy and delicious spaghetti squash dessert recipe that tastes just like coconut pie! Perfect dessert for the holidays or anytime you’re craving coconut pie. Low carb and low calorie but high in rich flavors.

 

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Ultimate Creamy Keto "Mac" and Cheese

Our ultimate creamy baked “mac” and cheese is keto- friendly and gluten free. Our low carb mac and cheese is not made with cauliflower but is a baked tasty spaghetti squash recipe. All this creamy cheesy goodness is only 8 g net carbs and 293 calories per serving!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 293kcal
Macros Per Serving:
Total Carbohydrate :10g
Protein :11g
Fat :24g

Ingredients

Optional Ingredients

  • 1/8 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary minced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme minced
  • dash ground nutmeg

Instructions

Cook Spaghetti Squash

  • preheat oven to 400 degrees. cut spaghetti squash in half and place on cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil
    Ultimate Baked Creamy Keto “Mac” and Cheese
  • remove seeds and ribbing with a spoon
  • drizzle about 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil inside the squash. Sprinkle with ground black pepper and salt. turn over the squash and place skin side up on baking sheet
    Ultimate Baked Creamy Keto “Mac” and Cheese
  • bake for 35 minutes and remove from oven
    Keto “Coconut” Crustless Pie. A spaghetti squash dessert recipe
  • scrape the strands of the squash with a fork and place in a bowl
    Ultimate Baked Creamy Keto “Mac” and Cheese

Cheese Sauce

  • While spaghetti squash is baking, Melt butter in a medium sized sauce pan over medium high heat and whisk in almond flour making a roux (paste)
    Ultimate Baked Creamy Keto “Mac” and Cheese
  • whisk in milk
    Ultimate Baked Creamy Keto “Mac” and Cheese
  • add in cream cheese and stir until melted
    Ultimate Baked Creamy Keto “Mac” and Cheese
  • add in all spices: ground mustard seed, white pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, rosemary, thyme and nutmeg. Stir until well blended
    Ultimate Baked Creamy Keto “Mac” and Cheese
  • save about 1.5 cup of cheese. add remaining grated cheese to the sauce pan and whisk until completely melted
    Ultimate Baked Creamy Keto “Mac” and Cheese

Baking Mac and Cheese

  • add strands of spaghetti squash to sauce pan and stir until well blended
    Ultimate Baked Creamy Keto “Mac” and Cheese
  • fill the two empty skin halves of the squash with the cheesy mixture and sprinkle reserved grated cheese on top
    Ultimate Baked Creamy Keto “Mac” and Cheese
  • bake until the top cheese layer is crispy golden brown, about 15-20 minutes
    Ultimate Baked Creamy Keto “Mac” and Cheese
  • Serve warm and enjoy!
  • Each serving has 8 g net carbs
Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Creamy Keto "Mac" and Cheese
Amount Per Serving (6 oz)
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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