Macaroni and Cheese Remix

Who needs macaroni noodles to get the flavor of this iconic meal? Sub out noodles for mashed cauliflower, and you will be surprised how your family reacts to your sneakiness.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets (or two bags frozen cauliflower florets)
  • 2-4 oz. of three different kinds of cheese (6-8 oz. cheese total – you may use a combination of asiago, monterey jack and sharp cheddar or whatever you like)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 6 oz. container Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. light butter spread, melted
  • 1/4 c. whole wheat bread crumbs (optional)
  • 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • Dashes of: onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper and paprika

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Boil cauliflower florets until tender, then drain and mash.
  3. Mix in cheeses, yogurt and whatever spices (except paprika) you like in with the cauliflower florets. Stir thoroughly then mix in the egg.
  4. Transfer mixture into a 13 x 9 casserole dish.
  5. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs (optional), Parmesan cheese and melted butter spread.
  6. Spread evenly over cauliflower mixture and top with a dash or two of paprika.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until top is nicely browned.

Recipe courtesy: bariatricfoodie.com

Photo courtesy: epicurious.com

Author Info

Blossom Nutritionist

Blossom Nutritionist

Jeni is our registered dietitian. She recently relocated to Las Vegas to escape the long, cold winters of northern Idaho. In addition to being our nutrition specialist, she is also a certified weightlifting and sports performance coach. In her free time, she can usually be found in the gym, hiking with her dogs…or spending entirely too much money at Ikea.

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