Cauliflower & Cheese Bake

This is the longest winter ever.  It seems like it will never end.  I think we're having a few signs up spring now.  Lighter outside.  But the nights are still super cold, and snow flurries are still in the game.

I wanted comfort food without wrecking my reboot, and I still have some frozen cauliflower in the freezer, so I thought I'd give "mac" a try.  If I could get all the cheesy goodness for less calories, I'd be happy.

It worked! Although, next time I think I'll rice my cauliflower, it was super cheesy, creamy and delicious.



Cheesy Cauliflower
16 oz. cauliflower florets, frozen
1 cup cheddar, shredded
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. flour
1 cup so delicious coconut milk drink, unsweetened

Topping
2 cups beer bread, cubed
2 Tbsp. butter
  1. Microwave frozen florets until no longer frozen.  I do about 8 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F.
  3. While that's going on, grease you 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish.
  4. In your large saucepan, melt butter.
  5. Whisk in flour until smooth.
  6. Add milk. Whisk until creamy.
  7. Remove from heat, and stir in cheese until smooth.
  8. Stir in cauliflower until coated well, and transfer to baking dish.
  9. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter for topping.
  10. Stir in cubed bread until coated.
  11. Top your cheesy goodness.
  12. Bake for about 30 minutes, until bread crumbs are golden and it's bubbly.
  13. Remove and cool 5 minutes before serving.
  14. Salt and pepper to taste.
Makes 6 servings.
Without topping, 170 calories.
With, 250

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