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Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

It's #HealthyWeightWeek, so here's a low-carb alternative to traditional family favorite! Avoid the extra sugar at dinner, but still get your mac on!

 

Ingredients:

  • Kosher salt, as needed, plus 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar, plus 1/2 cup for topping the casserole
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

 

Special equipment: 8 by 8-inch baking dish

 

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season the water with salt.
  2. Spray the baking dish with vegetable oil spray.
  3. Cook the cauliflower in the boiling water until crisp/tender, about 5 minutes. 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 and mustard until smooth.Stir in 1 cup of the cheese, salt, pepper and garlic and whisk just until the cheese melts, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat, pour over the cauliflower, and stir to combine.
  5. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake until browned and bubbly hot, about 15 minutes.
  6. Serve!

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