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8 low-carb mac and cheese dishes that are so good you won't miss the carbs

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If you're on a low-carb diet, then you know how difficult it is to avoid carb-rich foods such as mac and cheese. The great thing about a low-carb diet, however, is that more and more people are jumping on board with eating healthy. That means there are more options developing all the time.
Mac and cheese is one of those dishes that has come a long way. Now you can enjoy the ooey-gooey goodness of a heaping bowl of mac and cheese without counting carbs. Let's take a look at some of the low-carb mac and cheese recipes you need to try this week.
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1. Super cheesey cauliflower mac and cheese (h/t Low Carb Eats)
A delicious way to get a low carb mac and cheese? Substitute cauliflower for the noodles. The texture and taste are so spot on you won't even be able to tell the difference.
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It only takes 20 minutes to prepare. Watch the video below to see how.
2. Spaghetti squash mac and cheese (h/t Delicious by Dre)
The awesome thing about spaghetti squash is its near-perfect noodle texture. Plus, the squash taste adds a little bit of extra flavor that ordinary mac and cheese simply doesn't have. This dish is sure to become a favorite go-to recipe.
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Once you've achieved perfectly cooked spaghetti squash, all those veggie noodles swim in a sea of cheesy goodness to soften them just a little more. This is one great way to enjoy mac and cheese without any guilt about carbs. Watch video below to prepare.
3. Low-carb mac and cheese (h/t The Sugar Free Diva)
This recipe shows just how simple it is to make a few minor adjustments to create a low-carb solution. The low-carb flour is what makes this meal possible. It's so tasty.
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When all of these things come together, you'll get that rich and delicious mac and cheese, without breaking your carb bank. Follow the video below to prepare at home.
4. Cheesy zucchini (h/t Simply Delish Eats)
Zucchini noodles are a low-carb dream come true. This dish is loaded with rich, decadent cheese. Plus, you can whip it up in very little time.
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If you don't have a spiralizer or you just want to cut down on time, you can find packaged zucchini noodles in a grocery store. Beets and carrots transformed into noodles also can be found for those times when you want to add some color to the dish. Check out the video below for the recipe.
5. Loaded cauliflower mac and cheese (h/t Fake Ginger)
For those that want the total mac and cheese experience, this is the right recipe. It goes above and beyond traditional ingredients and adds savory bacon to the mix. Life is just better with bacon.
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It starts with cauliflower that is steamed until just crisp-tender. That cauliflower then gets tossed in bacon fat with coconut milk to make everything creamy and with just enough cheese to lend richness to the entire dish. Crispy bacon pieces and chopped green onions on top add a bit of freshness and flavor. Prepare now by watching video below.
6. Butternut squash mac and cheese (h/t Everyday Diabetic Recipes)
Butternut squash has a slightly sweeter taste than other squash options. This small adjustment transforms this traditional dish into something much more satisfying.
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Although this version of mac and cheese still includes pasta, we've almost completely done away with the cheese component. We promise you won't miss it. Check out the video below to prepare.
7. Caramelized onion and prosciutto mac and cheese (h/t Peace Love and Low Carb)
If you thought regular mac and cheese was a comfort food, then you've never tasted this recipe. This dish takes flavor to the next level and it's filling enough to be an entree.
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Caramelizing the onion does take a bit of time but once that's done, the entire thing comes together very quickly. And you can even be preparing the rest of the dish while the onion slowly becomes soft, brown, and so delicious. Watch the video below to make this dish at home.
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