Instant Pot Cauliflower Keto Mac and Cheese in Air Fryer

This is a delicious keto cauliflower mac and cheese recipe you can make in the air fryer or regular oven. It's perfect for those busy nights when you don't have much time to prepare dinner but still want something yummy and satisfying.

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Yields1 Serving
 4 strips bacon
 1 cup water
 1 cauliflower diced small
 4 oz cream cheese
 ¼ cup heavy cream
 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
 1 tsp salt
 ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
 1 tsp paprika
 green onions or parsley finely chopped, for garnish
1

Cook the bacon in your air fryer for 5 minutes. Dice into small pieces.

2

Dice the cauliflower into small pieces.

3

In a microwave-safe bowl - add one cup of water and the cauliflower. Microwave for five minutes. Check for tenderness. If still hard cook another few minutes. Drain.

4

Preheat your Vortex Air Fryer to 400 on Air Fry. The rack will be on the LOWEST level while cooking.

5

In the same bowl, combine the cream cheese, heavy cream, one cup of cheese, salt, cayenne, bacon, and paprika. Microwave one more minute.

6

Put the cauliflower mixture in a Vortex safe dish. Place on the lowest shelf - use your quick cover if you have one to keep the top from browning too quick.

7

Cook for 4 minutes. Remove top and cook for 2 more until golden brown.

8

Top with green onions or parsley and enjoy!

9

NOTE - this can also be done in an Instant Pot - close lid and set for 2 minutes. Quick release. Add all of the ingredients and close the lid and manual cook for one more minute. Quick-release. Enjoy!

Ingredients

 4 strips bacon
 1 cup water
 1 cauliflower diced small
 4 oz cream cheese
 ¼ cup heavy cream
 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
 1 tsp salt
 ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
 1 tsp paprika
 green onions or parsley finely chopped, for garnish

Directions

1

Cook the bacon in your air fryer for 5 minutes. Dice into small pieces.

2

Dice the cauliflower into small pieces.

3

In a microwave-safe bowl - add one cup of water and the cauliflower. Microwave for five minutes. Check for tenderness. If still hard cook another few minutes. Drain.

4

Preheat your Vortex Air Fryer to 400 on Air Fry. The rack will be on the LOWEST level while cooking.

5

In the same bowl, combine the cream cheese, heavy cream, one cup of cheese, salt, cayenne, bacon, and paprika. Microwave one more minute.

6

Put the cauliflower mixture in a Vortex safe dish. Place on the lowest shelf - use your quick cover if you have one to keep the top from browning too quick.

7

Cook for 4 minutes. Remove top and cook for 2 more until golden brown.

8

Top with green onions or parsley and enjoy!

9

NOTE - this can also be done in an Instant Pot - close lid and set for 2 minutes. Quick release. Add all of the ingredients and close the lid and manual cook for one more minute. Quick-release. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Cauliflower Keto Mac and Cheese in Air Fryer

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