Our Low-Carb Broccoli Cheese Casserole recipe makes an easy kid-friendly side dish. Low-carb, keto, diabetic, Atkins, gluten-free and Banting diet-friendly.
Preheat oven to 375º Fahrenheit. Spray an 8" X 8" glass baking dish (or size equivalent) with coconut oil.
Prepare steamer by heating water in the bottom section. Place broccoli florets in the top basket and sprinkle lightly with sea salt (optional). Cover and steam the broccoli florets until crisp tender, about 5-10 minutes. Do not over cook.
Transfer the florets to baking dish.
In a 1 1/2 quart saucepan, heat heavy whipping cream over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.
When cream just begins to simmer, whisk in half of the cheese (4 ounces), onion powder, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Turn heat to low.
Bring mixture back to a simmer while whisking constantly. Simmer for a minute or two so thicken the sauce. Remove the sauce from heat. Taste sauce and add salt and pepper, if desired, using more or less to taste. Pour the sauce over the broccoli.
Sprinkle the remaining 4 ounces of cheese over the broccoli and sauce.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the casserole is bubbly and the cheese has melted.