nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving:

  • Calories: 273
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Total Fat: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Cholesterol: 94 mg
  • Sodium: 314 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 6 g

Mac-and-Cheese-Style Cauliflower

Mac-and-Cheese-Style Cauliflower

Serves 8

Get all the creamy, cheesy goodness of mac and cheese—without the high starch content of macaroni. To make your own breadcrumbs, tear firm, fresh bread into pieces and whirl in a food processor or blender until crumbs form.
  • 1 large head cauliflower (1 ½ lb.), cut into medium florets (8 cups)
  • 2 Tbs. butter or margarine
  • 3 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • 2 cups grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ cups fresh breadcrumbs

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add cauliflower florets, and boil 5 to 7 minutes, or until just tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid, and set aside.

2. Melt butter in same pot over medium heat. Whisk in flour, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Whisk in milk, garlic, and reserved cooking liquid, and cook 7 to 10 minutes, or until sauce is thickened, whisking constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in cheese, nutritional yeast, cayenne pepper, and egg yolks until cheese is melted. Fold in cauliflower.

3. Coat 13- x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spread cauliflower mixture in baking dish, and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Spray breadcrumbs with cooking spray. Bake 30 minutes, or until casserole is hot and bubbly and breadcrumbs are crisp and brown.

January/February 2012 p.46

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not really low carb..but likely good.

Anna Kahuria - 2014-10-08 01:36:35

Sorry, this isn't a low carb recipe. True low carb recipes do not include flour, breadcrumbs or low fat anything and 18 grams of carbs per serving is nearly a day's worth of carbs to a true low carber!

Linda Casto - 2014-10-07 16:24:00

Let's make this asap!

Anne Walker - 2014-10-06 18:18:30

Good stuff!

Anne Walker - 2014-10-06 18:17:36

2 tbs butter?! nothx

hmmm - 2014-10-06 14:17:40

Looks delicious!

Sylvia Stevenson - 2014-10-05 00:41:17

I made this tonight. I love cauliflower so I'm always looking for new things to do with it. I don't ever need mac-and-cheese with noodles again.

Katie - 2014-09-14 00:10:24

I just made this!!! IS AWESOME!! My 2 year old love it ( I just change the milk for almond breeze unsweetened and We love it!! Definitely a MUST have!

Paola M - 2014-08-27 23:37:22

Delicious! I may add some pepper or some type of spicy cheese next time, and will try almond milk (ran out) My 16 month old and I had it for dinner tonight and we both loved it. I'll definitely remake this when my daughter is back from vacation, I think she'll even eat her cauliflower!

Tiffany - 2014-07-27 23:31:38

Just made this a few nights ago and it was fantastic! Posting the link to this on my blog now! MUST share the goodness!! Thank you!

Cassie @ Habitude Fitness - 2014-07-12 09:11:41

This cauliflower mac-and-cheese dish is fabulous. OMG, what wonderful flavor. Having trouble finding nutritional yeast, is it made by Braggs. I used almond milk instead of cows milk. Cows milk is for calves. Thanks for this recipe. This is lip smackin' good. Kate Hamon

Kate Hamon - 2014-07-07 14:15:45


Tammy - 2014-07-06 01:37:12

Cauliflower Mac and cheese

Celeste - 2014-07-03 00:26:41

This came out yummy! Some changes I made....almond milk, coconut spread, and gluten free flour......added some broccoli......great recipe!!!

Jen - 2014-07-02 22:34:45

Yum - 2014-06-08 02:06:09