I LOVE Mac & Cheese, but haven’t had it in years since my body stopped eating gluten! Truly it was a loss. However, a few days ago when I heard you could make fake mac & cheese with cauliflower I was hopeful… It sounded weird but looked good.
What selaed the deal was a lady in the grocery store who caught me looking at the cauliflower. “Did you know you can make fake mac & cheese with that? Its SO good!” she told me. My eyes must have bugged out. “That’s what I was thinking of doing.” “You have to try it!!!” She convinced me . Me being me, I can’t just follow a recipe, so I made up my own version based on a real one from years past, and with roasted instead of boiled veggies. OMG!!! This recipe is a keeper! INsnaely good and even the cauliflower haters will not suspect! Tastes like creamy good Mac & Cheese with veggies. I’m serious. Make some 🙂
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 head cauliflower chopped into tiny florets
1 bunch broccoli chopped into tiny florets
About ten mushrooms sliced
1 T butter
1 cup chopped cooked ham or better yet canadian bacon
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup sour cream
1 cup milk
8 oz grated sharp cheddar
1/3 c ground flaxseed
Toss chopped cauliflower and broccoli in olive oil to coat. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Roast in 450 degree oven for 25 minutes on a baking sheet lined with foil (for easy cleanup). When done they’ll be crisp brown edges to some of the pieces. Remove from oven and dump into a big bowl.
Meanwhile chop ham or canadian bacon into small bits and crisp in olive oil. It’ll start popping like bacon. Add to veggie mix.This step is not required. It just adds a nice texture this way.
In the fat leftover from cooking bacon, add 1 T butter and saute sliced mushrooms. Add to veggie/ham mix.
Mix Greek yogurt, sour cream, milk, and cheese. Fold into veggie mix.
Pour into an 8×8” dish or small casserole dish and bake at 250 for 20 minutes uncovered. Let sit a bit to firm up and enjoy!!!