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Smoky Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

How do you clean up a classic comfort food like mac & cheese? Bingo! By blending in vitamin-rich cauliflower.
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Smoky Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Recipe

Cauliflower is chockfull of vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber, manganese, vitamin B6 and folate.

  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • Sea salt, as needed
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch florets
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup full-fat cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup smoked Gouda cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 3/4 cup shredded aged cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Mist an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add cauliflower. Once water returns to a boil, drain and pat cauliflower dry. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, arrowroot and egg. Add cottage cheese, Gouda, onions, Dijon, garlic and paprika. Stir in cauliflower.

3. Into prepared baking dish, pour mixture. Sprinkle cheddar over top and bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 50 minutes. Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 325
  • Carbohydrate Content: 21 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 103 mg
  • Fat Content: 18 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 22 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 10 g
  • Sodium Content: 736 mg
  • Sugar Content: 6 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 5 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 1 g