Nostalgia drove me to make a Keto Pasta!
While most Indian children grew up eating dal, rice and roti, sabzi, my childhood menu was filled with things that most Indian kids found alien. Ham sandwiches, Tuna Salad, Roast Chicken and Macaroni & Cheese were my staples along with the general Indian cuisine. We called Mac & Cheese ‘Cheese Macaroni’ and obviously it was one of our favourites growing up, because which kid doesn’t love cheese? So recreating a keto version and tasting it brought back all those memories I had eating the dish when I was growing up. The key spice in the recipe is going to be freshly ground nutmeg. Nostalgia alert!
Making a Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
So like most recipes in keto, cauliflower comes to the rescue. Be it replacing pizza base or in this case, the macaroni, cauliflower provides the perfect vehicle for the cheesy goodness that is the cheese sauce. Originally the base of the mac and cheese we made at home was a béchamel sauce but in this case it’s butter, cream, cheese and spices all melded together. It’s pretty simple, pour it over the cauliflower and your choice of meats or veggies, add more cheese and then in the overn to bake.
This is the blank canvas for you to paint on because you can throw in a variety of veggies ranging from mushrooms to broccolli, the list is quite endless, it’s the same with the meats, replace the ham with bacon, shredded chicken, pulled pork, sausage or any meat treat that you like. This is your canvas to paint on, what did your mother add in her Mac and Cheese? Let me know in the comments below.
Anyway, enjoy the cheesiness of it all, you can check out my other low carb pasta recipe here
Cheers & Keep Cooking!