Recipe by Cipher
"Cauliflower and nutritional yeast add protein and vitamins while blending the cauliflower, Greek yogurt, low-fat sharp Cheddar, and chicken stock create a creamy texture. The sharp Cheddar plus spices maintain a nice cheesy taste. It's better than you might think."
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1 (8 ounce) package
plain Greek yogurt
low-sodium chicken broth
reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, cubed
nutritional yeast flakes
grated Parmesan cheese
panko bread crumbs
This was wonderful.I used a mixture of shredded cheese and then mixed the sauce up with my immersion blender. No need to heat it up as the heat from the cauliflower melted the shredded cheese. I used whole grain macaroni and popped this under the broiler to get top browned. I'll make this again
My family did not like this. They said it tasted too bland!
Delicious! Did without mustard and made with gluten free pasta. Boyfriend who hates veggies had no idea there was cauliflower in it!
I love this idea. While I did make changes (added salsa, reduced pasta and cheese, used sour cream instead of yogurt, used water instead of chicken broth, left out the nutmeg, bread crumbs, oil and yeast flakes) due to my own personal tastes, the recipe is great as written as well.
I was a little skeptical about this dish, especially since it was the first time using nutritional yeast. It was amazingly delicious and is now permanently in my routine recipe stash. I used a large clove of garlic, rather than the powder and italian bread crumbs since that's all I had. Switched out the reduced-fat for some sharp cheddar and asiago, plus added a yellow onion. Thanks for yummy gift!
I made this as written, but without the nutritional yeast because I did not have any on hand. I liked it, but my kids wouldn't touch it (not sure why, they had no idea it was cauliflower!) and my husband said it was just ok. The flavor and texture are light, although not quite mac & cheese-like. I don't think it was the recipe writer's intention to "hide" the vegetables, and if that is what you are looking for, I don't think this recipe will help you do that. The flavor and texture of the sauce is not close enough. However, if you like cauliflower and are looking for a lighter and healthier version of the classic recipe, this is a good one to try!
I followed the recipe almost exactly, I just added a little sprinkle of extra cheese, and had high hopes. It was bland and I did not care for the yogurt. Removing it from my recipe box.
I followed the recipe as written, but found I needed a whole 16 oz box of pasta, instead of the 8 oz. It has become a regular in my kitchen. Kids prefer it to the traditional mac n cheese.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Healthy Creamy Mac and Cheese
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 104
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