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cauliflower grits with bacon and green onion

Low carb cheesy cauliflower grits

  • Author: Mila Clarke Buckley
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups of cauliflower grits 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic


Delicious and creamy cauliflower grits.


  • 4 slices of bacon + the reserved bacon oil
  • One head of cauliflower
  • one teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • half teaspoon salt
  • quarter cup of Louisiana hot sauce
  • one tablespoon of ground flax plus 3 tablespoons of water
  • 2 and 1/4 cups whole milk
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar
  • a quarter cup of chopped green onion


  1. On high heat start by frying your four slices of bacon until brown and crisp. remove bacon from pan and drain on a paper towel oh, leave the bacon oil in the pan.
  2. Prep your head of cauliflower.  take half of your cauliflower, and add it to a blender. Puree this mixture until it looks thick and liquidy.
  3. Add the other half of your cauliflower to your blender or food processor, and pulse it until the rest of the pieces are rice-like. Mix the two together and you should have a cauliflower puree with some texture. if it looks thick and textured (almost a little lumpy), you’re on the right track.
  4. Turn off your burner
  5. Carefully add your cauliflower to the bacon oil and stir. You’ll turn off the burner for these next few steps, so that you don’t overcook or burn your cauliflower.
  6. Add in your granulated garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, hot sauce, ground flax and water. 
  7. Give your mixture a stir and turn on your burner to low heat.
  8. Add your whole milk a half cup at a time while continuing to stir. 
  9. Continue to stir as the ingredients come together. You should see it thicken just a bit.
  10. Add in your sharp cheddar cheese, and stir until the cheese has completely melted in.
  11. Chop your bacon, and green onion to sprinkle on top of the mixture.
  12. Enjoy!


  • If you want fewer carbs from the dairy feel free to sub for half and half. I wouldn’t go for full heavy cream, only because it will make the mixture too tight. 
  • You could also use unsweetened almond milk as your liquid, you may just need to add less, since it’s not as thick as whole milk. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American Southern


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 271
  • Sugar: 7.8g
  • Sodium: 221mg
  • Fat: 18.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.7g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Protein: 13.4g
  • Cholesterol: 43.3mg

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