Macaroni and cheese is one of those dishes we've loved since childhood. Now that we're following a diabetic diet, it's not always easy to enjoy some of our childhood favorites. Luckily, we've found a way around that! Our Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese is a low-carb version that's full of that down-home goodness you love. Give it a try and you'll see what we mean!
What You'll Need:
1 teaspoon olive oil
teaspoon black pepper
cup chopped onion
1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets
2 tablespoons margarine, divided
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 cup lowfat milk
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
teaspoon garlic powder
cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons whole wheat bread crumbs
What To Do:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine oil, salt, pepper, onion, and cauliflower; toss until cauliflower is evenly coated. Place on baking sheet and cook 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt 1-1/2 tablespoons margarine; whisk in flour. Add milk and whisk until sauce thickens. Stir in mustard, garlic powder, and cheese until smooth. Add cauliflower and mix well. Pour into 1-1/2-quart baking dish.
In a small bowl, melt remaining 1/2 tablespoon margarine and stir in bread crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over cauliflower.
Bake 20 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.
Looking for another diabetic-friendly version of a childhood favorite? Check out our recipe for Grown-Up Sloppy Joes!