Recipe of the Week 6/8: Baked Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

Yields 6 Servings Ingredients 8 cups chopped cauliflower florets, 1/2-inch pieces (26 oz) 1 tbsp butter 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/4 cup minced onion 3 tbsp almond flour 2 cups fat free milk 7 ounces grated sharp cheddar, about 2 cups total 1/2 teaspoons salt 

Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400oF. Place 1 inch of water in a large pot with 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Add the cauliflower and cook until tender crisp, 6 to 7 minutes. Drain and set aside in a large bowl. Heat butter and oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook about 2 minutes. Stir in flour. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring continually 3 - 4 minutes, to cook out the flour. Add the milk and continue whisking, raising heat to medium-high until it comes to a boil and becomes smooth and thick, about 2 minutes stirring; season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Once it becomes thick, remove from heat completely onto another burner if possible. Add the cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup at a time mixing well until cheese is all melted. Stir in cooked cauliflower, then pour into a baking dish and bake until bubbly and golden, about 15 to 20 minutes. Then broil 2 minutes, or until the top is slightly browned. 

Nutritional Information: Serving: 11/4 cups, Calories: 233kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 14.5g, Saturated Fat: 8.5g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 326mg, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 7g 

Adapted from: Found by: Ashley DeGeare NDTR, CHC

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