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CAULIFLOWER MAC ‘N CHEESE  (Low Carb)

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Ingredients  (Serves 6)

  • Sea salt, as needed, plus 1/2 teaspoon.
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into small florets.
  • Vegetable oil spray.
  • 1 cup heavy cream.
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, cut into small pieces.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard.
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar, plus 1/2 cup for topping the casserole.
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder.

*Equipment: 8 by 8-inch baking dish.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season the water with salt.
  3. Spray the baking dish with vegetable oil spray.
  4. Cook the cauliflower in the boiling water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
  5. Drain well and pat between several layers of paper towels to dry.
  6. Transfer the cauliflower to the baking dish and set aside.
  7. Bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan, and whisk in the cream cheese and mustard until smooth.
  8. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese, salt, pepper and garlic and whisk just until the cheese melts, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat, pour over the cauliflower, and stir to combine.
  10. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake until browned and bubbly hot, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately.