Ok, I happen to be a person who actually likes cauliflower. But all my life, I have LOVED macaroni and cheese. I could’ve solely lived on it actually. (Well anything with cheese.) 🧀🧀
But I’m also now trying to avoid gluten in dealing with this Sjogren’s and Lyme Disease. Sooooo I thought this might be a good combo and away I went with experimentation. 👩🍳
My husband is the official taste tester around here and if he says a recipe I come up with is delicious, like this cauliflower mac-n-cheese, then I publish it!👌🏼😁
And we BOTH really loved this, so we hope you do too!
1 Head of cauliflower
1 Block of softened cream cheese
2 Cups sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 Cup parmesan cheese (opt)
1 Pint of heavy whipping cream
2 T. Plain Greek yogurt (optional) or sour cream
5 Strips of thick bacon (diced) or 1-2 (3 oz. pkgs) of “real” bacon bits
Panko bread crumbs
Seasonings: Black pepper, garlic powder, salt, smoked paprika, sriracha hot chili sauce. (To taste… but let me tell you, the more seasonings the better, in my opinion.😁 I’m kind of the seasoning queen, ha. )
Chop up the cauliflower. Then boil till it is slightly tender. Drain the water. Mix all the above ingredients except the cauliflower and melt together on stovetop lastly add in the cooked bacon or bits. (But also save back some cheese and bacon bits for toppings.) Place everything in a baking dish and cover with bread crumbs, more shredded cheese, bacon bits and finish with sriracha hot chili sauce.
Finally, broil till everything is lightly browned and crispy on top. 😋
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 🥄🥄
This is not a sponsored post, but I did find everything at ALDIS…Love ALDIS!