Easy Cheesy Cauliflower


In an effort to create something along the lines of a healthy (easy) mac n' cheese replacement, I created this.  It could be cheesier, but it still turned out pretty dang yummy.  I would say it's somewhere in the middle between a mac n' cheese and some cheesy potatoes (depending on how long you cook it).  I definitely wouldn't put it in the same boat as mac n' cheese, but it a nice n' healthy option -- and a great way to get in your veggies for you and your fam!

Ingredients:
- 2 lb. bag cauliflower florets (or one large cauliflower)
- 8 slices light laughing cow cheese (p.s. Costco sells these in bulk!!)
- 1/2 c. chicken broth
- 3/4 c. shredded mixed cheese, divided
- 1/4 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. pepper
- fresh chives (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a blender, blend chicken broth and laughing cow cheese and pour into a crock pot.
  2. Chop the cauliflower florets to smaller (bite-size) bits and add to the crock pot.
  3. Add 1/2 c. mixed cheese and mozzarella cheese, salt, and pepper and mix all together.  Cook on high for ~2 hrs. or longer if you'd like it more tender.
  4. Add remaining 1/4 c. remaining shredded cheese and allow to melt.  Add some fresh chives if your heart desires :)
And voila!
Ready to eat!
Enjoy!

3 comments

Unknown said...

Have you tried this with "riced cauliflower" as an alternative? I'm on 5/1 and this looks like it would completly satisfy my mac n cheese cravings.

Mallorie H said...

I haven't done this recipe with riced cauliflower... I think you could easily swap it out though. I think you'd want to do it on the stove because the cauliflower would probably turn to mush in the crockpot if it was "riced".

Mallorie H said...

Maybe a combo of this recipe and this... http://fitnpink.blogspot.com/2016/03/moms-stroganoff-casserole-cauliflower.html