Ultimate Baked Creamy Keto “Mac” and Cheese

Ultimate Creamy Keto "Mac" and Cheese

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 293kcal
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!
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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
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  • 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

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 6oz | Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 24g