Cauliflower ''Mac'' and Cheese

Cauliflower ''Mac'' and Cheese

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 135.4
  • Total Fat: 10.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 31.9 mg
  • Sodium: 180.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 7.2 g

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A cheesy, veggie delight. A cheesy, veggie delight.
Number of Servings: 8


    Kosher salt, as needed, plus 1/2 teaspoon
    Vegetable Oil Spray
    1 Large Head Cauliflower, cut into small florets
    3/4 cup heavy cream (may use sugar-free soy milk)
    2 ounces cream cheese, cut into small pieces
    1.5 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, plus 1/2 cup for topping the casserole
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


Equipment: 8 x 8 inch baking dish

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season the water with salt. Spray the baking dish with vegetable oil spray.

2. Cook cauliflower in the boiling water until crisp tender, about 5 minutes.

3. Drain well and pat between several layers of paper towels to dry. Transfer the cauliflower to the baking dish and set aside.

4. Bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan and whisk in the cream cheese until smooth.

5. Stir in the 1.5 cups of cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and whisk until the cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, pour over the cauliflower, and stir to combine.

6. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake until browned and bubbly hot, about 15 minutes, and serve.

***It may change your carb content but I add different types of shredded cheese with the cheddar and top with cooked bacon before serving.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The calories and fat on this are way too low. I looked at the nutritional breakdown of this recipe -- it counts zero calories for the Heavy Whipping Cream. - 10/1/15

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight but I didn't have any heavy creme so I used 1% milk. It tasted great! I made a roux in place of the cream and cream cheese. It was delicious. MMMMMM - 2/8/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Here is the original recipe from :
    - 9/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    incredible! will make again!!!! - 4/10/16

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  • Being diabetic this was a great replacement for the "real" Mac & cheese - 6/10/18

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