Cauliflower Mac n Cheese. Yes, you got that right! This recipe is beyond awesome! It’s on the lighter side of mac n cheese but it’s soo good! Cauliflower is really a great ingredient. It has a very mild flavor yet it’s soo good for you! And I have to admit, this is the best and simplest mac n cheese I’ve ever had! Sooo tasty! :)

Here’s how to make it:

Cauliflower puree: Cut the cauliflower into florets and discard the core. Bring a saucepan with 1/2 in of water to boil and steam, covered, for 8-10 mins or until tender. Drain and transfer to a food processor. Blend for 2mins or until smooth. To make it creamy just add a tsp of water to the food processor :)

Cauliflower Mac n Cheese

Servings: 4 as a side dish
Calories: 188 per serving

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup cauliflower puree
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar (reduced fat)
  • 2 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • pepper to taste

Directions: Cook pasta according to package. Drain and set aside. Spray the same pod with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add the oil and then flour and stir constantly for about a minute until the mixture resembles a thick paste but don’t let it brown! Add the milk and let it cook for 3-4 mins until it thickens up (stirring occasionally). Add the cauliflower puree, cheeses and continue to stir until everything is melted and the sauce is smooth. Add the pasta and serve :)

Recipe from: Deceptively Delicious

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