Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

low-carb meat-free dish
Low-carb meat-free dish
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Ingredients

8 cups Cauliflower florets bite-size (from 1-2 heads)
1¾ cups Milk reduced-fat, divided
2 tbsp Cornstarch
2 cups Cheddar cheese shredded extra-sharp
8 oz Cream Cheese reduced-fat, cut into pieces
½ tsp Salt
⅛ tsp Ground pepper
Chives chopped fresh or parsley for garnish

Nutritional information

276
calories
20.5g
fat
10.4g
carbohydrates
13.7g
protein
2.2g
fiber
66mg
cholesterol
Ingredients

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

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This Cauliflower Mac & Cheese is a delicious comforting meat-free meal that makes a perfect low-carb weeknight dinner for the whole family. I use cauliflower instead of pasta in this recipe and to be honest, I don’t even miss the pasta!

To make this simple take on a classic, start by cooking cauliflower in a large pot of boiling water. As the cauliflower cooks, heat most of the milk in a large saucepan. Whisk the remaining milk and cornstarch in a cup until smooth and add to the hot milk to thicken. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in Cheddar and cream cheese until melted. Stir in the cauliflower and season to taste. Garnish with chives or parsley and there you have it – a simple guilt free mac & cheese!

To make Cauliflower Mac & Cheese, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

1

Cook cauliflower

6

Place 8 cups of cauliflower florets in a large saucepan of boiling water and cook for 4-6 minutes until just tender.

2

Heat milk

3

Place 1½ cups of milk in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Heat until steaming but not boiling.

3

Combine cornstarch and milk

2

Whisk the remaining ¼ cup of milk with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch in a small bowl until you have a smooth mixture.

4

Thicken sauce

3

Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan of hot milk and cook while whisking constantly for 2-3 minutes until the sauce simmers and thickens.

5

Add cheese and season

3

Remove the sauce from the heat. Stir in 2 cups of Cheddar cheese and 8 ounces of cream cheese until melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

6

Add cauliflower

2

Stir in cooked cauliflower until fully combined.

7

Serve

1

Serve garnished with freshly chopped parsley or chives.

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese is a fantastic meat-free dish that the whole family will love. Try it soon and please come back to leave a comment with your thoughts.

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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