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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Cauliflower Broccoli 'Macaroni' and Cheese : Low Carb


Why not enjoy a low carb / keto broccoli and cauliflower 'macaroni' and cheese dish. This healthy low carb cauliflower broccoli 'macaroni 'and cheese dish can stand alone as a main dish, or be served along-side your favourite protein.

Ingredients
2 pints of heavy (double) whipping cream
½ stick of unsalted butter ¼ cup
8 ounces of cream cheese
2 cups of shredded /grated sharp (mature) cheddar cheese (reserve ½ cup for topping
5 ounces of fresh shredded / grated parmesan cheese (reserve 2 ounces for topping)
1 medium head of broccoli (florets about 2 cups)
1 medium head of cauliflower (florets about 3 cups)
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper or to taste
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or to taste

Method
1. Coarsely chop the fresh broccoli and cauliflower florets to resemble macaroni pasta set aside
2. Steam cook the fresh broccoli and cauliflower florets being careful to not over-cook.
3. Melt the butter in a large heavy sauce pan.
4. Stir in the heavy (double) whipping cream
5. Add the cream cheese and stir until fully melted and incorporated
6. Add 3 ounces parmesan cheese (reserve 2 ounces for the topping.
7. Add 1 ½ cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese (reserve the other ½ cup for topping)
8. Stir in the salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
9. Allow to cook on low to medium heat until the cheese sauce if fully incorporated and all the cheeses are fully melted.
10. Add to the steamed broccoli and cauliflower add cheese sauce and cook for about 10 minutes on low, stirring constantly
11. In a large buttered casserole pan add the faux broccoli and cauliflower mac and cheese.
12. Top with 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and 2 ounces of fresh parmesan cheese.
13. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes covered with foil.
14. Broil (grill) for 5 minutes on high or until the top is nicely browned.

Serving Size 1 cup
Servings Per Container 10


Please see original recipe, nutritional information and more here
Need help with measurement/weight conversion use these charts here

All the best Jan

19 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I would love this, looks delicious!
Happy weekend to you!

riitta k said...

This is my kind of dish! Easy to make and delicious. I make my version of this almost every week...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This sounds so good and a nice big dish to share with friends and family. We had the best broccoli and cheese soup on our trip. Great dishes for winter! Hugs!

Jo said...

This looks like one to try, it sounds so tasty.

Tom said...

...cheesy delight!

Snowbird said...

Goodness me, what a wonderful winter warmer!xxx

William Kendall said...

I would enjoy that!

Sandra Cox said...

Yummy. Yummy. This sounds seriously good.

happyone said...

This really looks good!! Thanks for another great recipe.

Christine said...

great idea this is!

Anonymous said...

I have to make this - looks delicious!

Lee said...

For days now I've been toying with making some macaroni cheese for myself. I have some cheeses in my fridge (Brie, Camembert, Blue and a soft-pepper encrusted cheese)I need to us up...maybe this is the kick I need! :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I would definitely enjoy this!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Wow, this sure sounds delicious! A real comfort dish to fix when the temperatures drop. ♥

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful dinner, thanks Jan.

Carol Blackburn said...

Sounds wonderful. Can you make me some??? I just don't feel like doing a lot of cooking right now. But always willing to taste test for you. Ha!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Ooooh, this looks so yummy, thank you!

Lisa said...

There was a time my son loved something like this dish, getting him to eat properly now he is living away from home is a different story!
Lisa x

Magic Love Crow said...

Yummy!! Thanks Jan!