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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese that even a 12 year old will eat. November 6, 2012

Filed under: Dinner,Side Dishes — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 3:21 am
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This recipe is originally from http://stellastyle.com.  I only have two minor tweaks…I don’t add any salt since the cheese seems to make it salty enough, and I hold back 3/4 cup of cheese for the topping.

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

1 large head cauliflower, cut into small florets
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 ounces cream cheese, cut into small pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Cook the cut cauliflower in boiling water for 5 minutes.  Drain well and let sit on a dry towel on the counter while making the sauce.

Bring cream to a simmer, add cream cheese and mustard, whisking until smooth.

Stir in 1 1/4 cups of cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and whisk just until the cheese melts. Transfer cauliflower into an 8×8 pan, and pour sauce over the cauliflower.  Stir so it’s all coated.

Top with the remaining cheese. Bake at 375 F until browned and bubbly hot (about 15 minutes).

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13 Responses to “Cauliflower Mac and Cheese that even a 12 year old will eat.”

  1. cestlavie22 Says:

    I dont know about a kid eating this but this sure looks amazing!

  2. This looks dangerously good! xoxo

  3. v1nev1e Says:

    This looks delicious! My six-year-old daughter will definitely love it. Your blog is great. I’m always happy to find a fellow “low-carber,” and will definitely check out your recipes as often as I can. Years ago, in my pre-mom life, in which I was very athletic, I discovered low-carb living, and how much strength it gave me. Now (after falling off the wagon during my pregnancy and for the ensuing 7 years! Oops!) I’m even moving to Paleo eating, and doing the GAPS diet for a while with my type 1 diabetic daughter, and feel great! Keep up the good work! Can’t wait to try this “mac n’ cheese…”

    • Thanks so much! Diabetes is SO tough on kiddos (especially at school where b-days/holidays abound), and I would imagine it’s extra tough on parents. Hope she likes the recipe. I am off to go research what the GAPS diet is now 😎

  4. tenacityrose Says:

    Looks and sounds delicious!

  5. divadicucina Says:

    I make a recipe just like this but I add in bacon and green onions. Turns out just like a delicious loaded baked potato, but without the carbs. Yummmy! Here’s the recipe if you ever want to try it. 🙂

    http://divadicucina.com/2012/03/28/recipe-loaded-baked-cauliflower/

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  7. Suzanne Says:

    I had leftovers from this as well as some extra caramelized onions left over from another dish. I put the the onions on top of this along with a slice of ham, and it was AMAZEBALLS! Seriously good.


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