Comfort food just got a makeover with my Cauliflower Mac & Cheese recipe!
Mac & Cheese is my ultimate comfort food vice. I like the southern baked kind, the creamy saucy kind and really even the kind right out of the box. I’m a first class, equal opportunity Mac & Cheese lover. There is not a kind I don’t like! Unless you sneak bacon or ham in it… that’s not fair!
Now as much as I love it, I know it’s not the best for me so I do try to eat it in moderation OR eat my new made over Cauliflower Mac & Cheese recipe!
What if I told you there was an entire head of cauliflower snuck in there?!? <—Three CHEERS for veggies!
And that the cauliflower doesn’t take away from the cheeeeeeesssiiii-ness… it really just adds to it? FOR REAL, friends.
I mean look at that bite! I can’t even think with that kind of cheese on the table.
This Cauliflower Mac & Cheese recipe is really pretty simple. Turns out the cauliflower puree is actually the perfect way to combine the cheese into a sauce without having to use butter or flour. You just steam cauliflower, puree it and then melt the cheese into it. It melts right in wonderfully!
I top the casserole with panko and a little parmesan to get that golden brown color. We do eat with our eyes after all.
Underneath that perfectly crispy shell, the Cauliflower Mac & Cheese recipe is so flavorful. The addition of good sharp cheddar cheese and traditional Mac & Cheese spices keep you from even tasting it. I suspect you’d even be able to trick the kids and hubby with this one… just sayin!
You can bake it in a larger casserole dish or small individual ones.
Either way my Cauliflower Mac & Cheese recipe has got to go the the top of your must try list now! It’s the kind of recipe you’ll make again and again.
And we all can rejoice for enjoying healthy comfort food with a twist!
I hope you enjoy this and as always let me know what you think! Click over for the Pinterest pin and printable recipe. —>