Print
This versatile low carb side dish recipe perfectly mimics a classic risotto but is made with cauliflower in a cheesy pesto sauce. Keto and Atkins friendly.

Cheesy Low Carb Cauliflower Risotto in Creamy Pesto Sauce


  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Yield: Four 1 cup servings 1x

Description

This versatile low carb side dish recipe perfectly mimics a classic risotto but is made with cauliflower and smothered in a cheesy pesto sauce. Keto and Atkins friendly.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 4 cups finely chopped (or grated) raw cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup prepared basil pesto

Instructions

  1. Combine the cauliflower, butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for six minutes – or until the cauliflower is tender and done to your liking.
  3. Add the mascarpone cheese and microwave on high for 2 more minutes.
  4. Add the parmesan cheese and stir until fully blended and creamy. Cool for 2 minutes (so you don’t cook the pesto when you add it and lose the green color.)
  5. Stir in the basil pesto and serve warm.

Notes

Approx nutrition info per serving: 225 calories, 21g fat, 4g net carbs, 6g protein

  • Category: Low Carb Side Dish Recipe
  • Cuisine: Italian American