Baked Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese
Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cheesy Baked Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese is perfect when you're craving macaroni and cheese–without the pasta! It's lower in carbs and each bowl has a healthy amount of vegetables and protein!
chopped cauliflower florets
(1/2-inch pieces (26 oz))
Real California butter
(use ap gluten-free flour for GF)
fat free Real California milk
freshly grated Real California sharp cheddar
(about 2 cups total)
Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Place 1 inch of water in a large pot with 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Add the cauliflower and cook until tender crisp, 6 to 7 minutes. Drain and set aside in a large bowl.
Heat butter and oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook about 2 minutes.
Stir in flour. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring continually 3 - 4 minutes, to cook out the flour.
Add the milk and continue whisking, raising heat to medium-high until it comes to a boil and becomes smooth and thick, about 2 minutes stirring; season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper.
Once it becomes thick, remove from heat completely onto another burner if possible. Add the cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup at a time mixing well until cheese is all melted.
Stir in cooked cauliflower, then pour into a baking dish and bake until bubbly and golden, about 15 to 20 minutes. Then broil 2 minutes, or until the top is slightly browned.
If you prefer to skip the oven and make this a stove-top dish, serve it right away.
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Printed from Skinnytaste: https://www.skinnytaste.com/cauliflower-mac-and-cheese/