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zucchini macaroni and cheese

Zucchini Mac and Cheese

This quick and easy zucchini mac and cheese is keto and low carb. The creamy, cheesy sauce is so good!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Low Carb
Servings 4 servings
Calories 320 kcal


  • 2 Large zucchini washed and diced
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ Tsp garlic powder
  • ½ Tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ Cup heavy cream
  • ½ Cup water
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • ½ Cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 Tsp paprika


  • Melt butter and oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add zucchini, sprinkle with garlic and onion powder and cook untouched for 2 minutes.
  • Flip and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Toss around and cook for 3 more minutes or until all sides are golden.
  • Transfer to a dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • In the same saucepan mix heavy cream with water and bring to a simmer.
  • Add cream cheese and cheddar and stir until evenly incorporated and melted.
  • Add the cooked zucchini and mix so everything is well coated.


This recipe is 4 servings if used as a side dish, or 2 servings if eaten as the main dish.
Keyword keto, low carb, mac and cheese