Loaded Cauliflower (mac) And Cheese Recipe

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Loaded Cauliflower (Mac) and Cheese

Linda O'Connor

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@lindaoconnor

This is a nice, tasty non-macaroni Mac and cheese casserole. Very flavorful and my kids loved it.


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Serves:

6

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 c
cauliflower, cooked

CHEESE SAUCE

4 oz
cream cheese
3 Tbsp
butter
1/3 c
low-carb milk or whipping cream
1 Tbsp
water
1/4 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
white pepper
2/3 c
shredded monterey or cheddar cheese

TOPPING

2/3 c
grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 slice
cooked bacon, chopped
2 Tbsp
chopped, fresh parsley

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cheese Sauce: In nonstick pan, combine cream cheese, butter, milk, water, salt and white pepper. Whisk occasionally. Stir in Cheddar cheese until it melts and sauce is smooth. Add extra water if necessary 1 tablespoon at a time. ***Cheese sauce can be poured over cooked broccoli or cauliflower for a side dish. You can double the recipe very easily.
2
Chop Cauliflower into smaller pieces, but not too small.
In large bowl, combine cauliflower and Cheese Sauce. Place mixture in 2 qt. shallow casserole dish.
3
Topping: In small bowl combine 2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese, bacon and parsley. Sprinkle over the top of the cauliflower.
4
Bake at 350 degrees about 15 minutes or until slightly browned and bubbly. You could put the casserole under the broiler for 2 minutes to brown the cauliflower a little more.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Wheat Free, Low Carb
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy