Deliciously Cheesy Cauliflower Mac

Picture this: a bubbling, golden-brown casserole straight out of the oven, filled with creamy, cheesy cauliflower goodness. Our Deliciously Cheesy Cauliflower Mac is a healthier twist on the classic mac and cheese, perfect for those craving comfort food without the guilt.

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a baking dish and set it aside.
  2. Steam the cauliflower florets until they are tender, about 5-7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to create a roux. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until it starts to turn golden.
  4. Slowly whisk in the milk until the mixture is smooth and thickened.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy.
  6. Place the steamed cauliflower in the greased baking dish and pour the cheese sauce over it.
  7. In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and olive oil. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the cauliflower and cheese sauce.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Our Deliciously Cheesy Cauliflower Mac is a delightful blend of tender cauliflower, rich cheese sauce, and a crispy breadcrumb topping. It’s the ultimate comfort food with a healthy twist!

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 420, Fat: 28g, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 19g

Picture yourself enjoying a forkful of this cheesy delight. It’s the perfect side dish or even a main course for your next family dinner. Plus, with the added nutrition from cauliflower, you can savor every bite guilt-free. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to create a Deliciously Cheesy Cauliflower Mac that will have everyone asking for seconds.

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