Creamy Cauliflower Mac n’ Cheese

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Craving comfort food? Feel satisfied with this delish, satisfying, hit-the-spot dish for just 138 calories!!

Creamy Cauliflower Mac n’ Cheese

Ingredients:

  • ½ c. whole-wheat pasta (elbow macaroni)
  • 3/4 head cauliflower, chopped into florets (approximately 2 cups)
  • 1-cup non-fat milk
  • 1 cup low fat sharp cheddar cheese, split
  • 1 T. brown spicy mustard

Directions:

  • Boil water in a pot.
  • Once water is boiling, add pasta.
  • While pasta boils, wash and break apart the cauliflower head into florets.
  • Place florets in a bowl with a splash of water and put it in the microwave for 5-7 minutes or until firm but steamed texture. This time may vary depending on your microwave.
  • After cauliflower is finished cooking, drain remaining water from the bowl. Add milk and blend milk and cauliflower until creamy. Set aside.
  • Once pasta is done cooking and drained, place it back in the pot.
  • Next, add creamy milk and cauliflower mixture and ¾ c. cheese.
  • Allow pot to heat on low for about 5 minutes. Be sure to continually stir ingredients so that the milk and cheese do not stick to bottom. (The key is to keep the temperature low enough to melt the cheese, but not too high that the milk and cheese will burn)
  • Once the milk and cheese mixture have melted together, mix in brown spicy mustard.
  • After ingredients are completely mixed, pour pasta into separate bowls.
  • Using the remainder ¼ c. of cheese, sprinkle between all 4 bowls.
  • Add a dash of salt and pepper if you choose.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: Serves: 4, Serving Size: 1/2 cup; Calories Per Serving: 138; Total Fat: 4g; Protein: 8g; Carbohydrate: 21g; Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 4g; Sodium: 170mg

 

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Creamy Cauliflower Mac n' Cheese
 
Nutrition Facts: Serves: 4, Serving Size: ½ cup; Calories Per Serving: 138; Total Fat: 4g; Protein: 8g; Carbohydrate: 21g; Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 4g; Sodium: 170mg
Author:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ c. whole-wheat pasta (elbow macaroni)
  • ¾ head cauliflower, chopped into florets (approximately 2 cups)
  • 1-cup non-fat milk
  • 1 cup low fat sharp cheddar cheese, split
  • 1 T. brown spicy mustard
Instructions
  1. Boil water in a pot.
  2. Once water is boiling, add pasta.
  3. While pasta boils, wash and break apart the cauliflower head into florets.
  4. Place florets in a bowl with a splash of water and put it in the microwave for 5-7 minutes or until firm but steamed texture. This time may vary depending on your microwave.
  5. After cauliflower is finished cooking, drain remaining water from the bowl. Add milk and blend milk and cauliflower until creamy. Set aside.
  6. Once pasta is done cooking and drained, place it back in the pot.
  7. Next, add creamy milk and cauliflower mixture and ¾ c. cheese.
  8. Allow pot to heat on low for about 5 minutes. Be sure to continually stir ingredients so that the milk and cheese do not stick to bottom. (The key is to keep the temperature low enough to melt the cheese, but not too high that the milk and cheese will burn)
  9. Once the milk and cheese mixture have melted together, mix in brown spicy mustard.
  10. After ingredients are completely mixed, pour pasta into separate bowls.
  11. Using the remainder ¼ c. of cheese, sprinkle between all 4 bowls.
  12. Add a dash of salt and pepper if you choose.
  13. Enjoy!

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