Cauliflower “Mac ‘n’ Cheese”

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When I started this blog I thought it would be at least partly a food blog, but I have mostly been slacking in that department! I do a lot of cooking for my family but since I stopped cooking for clients I haven’t been keeping track of recipes or taking many photos. I do feel inspired to take a photo of the finished product when I make something that I consider special, like this cauliflower “mac n cheese.” I shared the photo on Instagram and Facebook and a few people requested the recipe which is why I am taking to the blog to share!

Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

2 tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper

{Mix, then roast on a baking sheet.}

Cream sauce:

All the random dairy products in your fridge that you want to use up, total 1 1/2 cups

3 tbsp butter

1 tsp dijon mustard

2 tbsp cream cheese or sour cream

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1 cup shredded cheddar (or whatever you like/have on hand)

salt and pepper to taste

Topping:

Almond flour or breadcrumbs

Shredded parmesan (or any kind of cheese)

While cauliflower is roasting melt butter in a saucepan over medium low heat, then add cream and/or half & half and/or milk to make 1 1/2 cups. Once it is hot, stir in dijon mustard and cream cheese or sour cream (the point really is to use up the random dairy in my fridge, and it all tastes great mixed up together!). Once that is fully combined, turn off heat and stir in yogurt and shredded cheese until just melted. Taste and add salt and pepper (or hot sauce if you don’t have little ones who mind!).

Transfer roasted cauliflower to a casserole dish, pour on the glorious cheese sauce and stir to combine. Top with a few handfuls of almond flour or breadcrumbs and a generous handful of shredded cheese. Bake at 350 until bubbling around the edges and toasty on top.

Serve with a green salad and a fresh, tart dressing like lemon and olive oil to balance the richness of the creamy casserole.

Enjoy the decadent grain-free dinner, and the accolades from anyone you share it with!

Love,

c

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