Super easy low carb baked Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is so simple to make. Hearty comfort food without breaking your diet.....too badly.
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Keyword: cauliflower, mac and cheese, macaroni and cheese
1head of cauliflower
2 1/2cupslow fat milk
2 1/2cupscheddar cheeseshredded
salt and pepperto taste
1cuppanko bread crumbs
Roughly chop the cauliflower removing the leaves and core.
Blanch the cauliflower in boiling water for 2 minutes and immediately drain in a colander.
Run the cauliflower under cold water briefly to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Sprinkle the flour over the butter and whisk to combine. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes until golden whisking constantly.
While whisking, slowly add the milk to the butter/flour mixture. Turn the heat to low. Bring the milk mixture to a simmer and continue cooking, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, approximately 4-5 minutes. DO NOT BOIL.
Stir the cheese into the milk mixture and remove from the heat. Continue stirring until the cheese is thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Fold the cauliflower into the cheese sauce and stir to combine.
Check for seasoning and add salt/pepper, if needed.
Transfer the cauliflower mixture to a baking dish coated with cooking spray and set aside.
Preheat the oven.
Toss together the butter and bread crumbs. Sprinkle the top of the cauliflower mixture with the bread crumbs to coat.
Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown.
Mac and cheese can be assembled up to two days advance without the bread crumb topping. Add the topping and bake right before serving.