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Healthy Mac-n-Cheese Recipe Everyone Will Love

By February 26, 2016 Brunch, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Recipe

Healthy Mac-n-Cheese Recipe Everyone Will Love

Sometimes you have to pull a switcheroo!  You know a fake out, a hornswoggle, a kitchen trick.  I think a true American favorite deserves a thoughtful makeover, enter this Healthy Mac-n-Cheese recipe.  The days of serving your family yellow fake cheese mixed with pasta maybe over.  It doesn’t mean that they don’t long for that cheesy goodness that can only come from a bubbling pan of Mac-n-Cheese.  

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I tested several recipes.  I sneaked them in wherever I could.  All were discovered as a “fake”, except the one I am sharing here.  Not even the kids knew they were eating cauliflower instead of macaroni!  I served it at a dinner party with a self proclaimed mac-n-cheese expert at my table and she loved it.  So I have done all the testing for you and you can be assured this recipe will be a hit on your dinner table.  Side note, if you are dairy intolerant this is not the recipe for you.  Although it is not the picture of healthy cooking it is a great treat and a large leap in the right direction if you are still making traditional mac-n-cheese.

Healthy Mac-n-Cheese Recipe caulimac and cheese 2

1 large cauliflower head, cut into small florets
1/2-3/4 cup raw yogurt
1/2 cup goat’s milk cottage cheese, pureed in blender
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 1/2 cups grated sheep’s or goat’s milk cheddar cheese, plus additional for topping
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
grass fed butter or ghee

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an iron skillet or small baking pan with ghee or grass fed butter. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add cauliflower and cook until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry with paper towels, this is an important step not to be missed. Spread in prepared pan.

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, mix together yogurt, cottage cheese, and mustard until smooth. Stir in cheese, sea salt, black pepper, and garlic powder until cheese just starts to melt. Pour over cauliflower and stir. Top with additional cheese if desired and bake for 10–15 minutes.

caulimac n cheese 1Option: In ramekins portion cauliflower and distribute sauce evenly.  Makes about 4 med. ramekins.  Can be covered and frozen for reheating,  Perfect individual servings and good for portion control.

Original Recipe Found at DrAxe.com

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