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Overhead of Cheesy Cauliflower Grits in a white bowl on a wood board with a fork next to it
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Cheesy Cauliflower Grits

Cheesy Cauliflower Grits are rich, creamy, buttery, and of course, cheesy. This low carb and keto-friendly grits alternative is equally as flavorful as traditional grits but with only 5 net carbs per serving.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Low Carb
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Servings: 4
Calories: 370kcal


  • 1 head cauliflower * riced super fine (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese * shredded


  • Add the riced cauliflower, salt, pepper, heavy cream, and butter to a large sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. The mixture will be fairly thick.
    Cauliflower grits cooking in a silver pot over a white background
  • Cook, stirring often, until the cauliflower is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese.
    Cheesy cauliflower grits in a silver pan over a white background
  • Serve the grits topped with extra cheese and butter, if desired.
    Overhead of Cheesy Cauliflower Grits in a white bowl on a wood board with a fork next to it



Tips and Techniques

  • Make sure to rice the cauliflower super fine. It shouldn’t be as coarse as cauliflower rice, but it also shouldn’t be as creamy as mashed cauliflower. You want a little texture there to resemble the same texture as classic grits.
  • You can use Parmesan cheese in place of cheddar cheese, if preferred.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3 days.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 519mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1245IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 1mg