About Kirby's Healthy Cooking

Welcome! My name is Kirby Miller and I am a home chef, self taught cook, lover of reading food blogs and cookbooks, teacher of in home healthy cooking classes, and a writer of my own healthy recipes. Along with this I am also a wife to a wonderful husband, a mom of two dogs, and a Kindergarten teacher!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese

1 head cauliflower cut into bit size pieces
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon smart balance butter
1 ½ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
½ cup nutritional yeast
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 ½ cups low fat milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 350

Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook cauliflower for 5 minutes. Reserve ¾ cup of the cooking water and then drain.

In a sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour. Add garlic. Whisk in milk and reserved cooking water. Constantly stir for 8 minutes.

Remove from heat and add the nutritional yeast, cheese, salt and pepper, and cauliflower.

Spray a 13 by 9 baking dish. Pour in cauliflower mixture and top with breadcrumbs. Spray breadcrumbs with cooking spray. Cook for 30 minutes and then turn oven to broil and cook for 4 minutes. Remove and serve.

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