Healthy Mac & Cheese
Cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces
Onion, finely chopped
1% or 2% Milk
Non-dairy milks will also work
Chicken or Veggie Broth
Black Pepper to taste
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Whole wheat bread crumbs
Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Steam until just tender, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter in a medium sauce pan. Add the chopped onion and simmer until onion is translucent, about 2 minutes.
Add the flour and cook over medium low heat until slightly browned, about another two minutes. Stir in milk and broth, then raise heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
Cook for 5 more minutes until thickened. Add salt and pepper.
Remove from heat and ddd all the cheddar and parmesan cheese at once, stirring until smooth.
Add the cauliflower to a large bowl and pour cheese mixture over the cauliflower. Toss to coat, and pour into a casarole dish, scraping all of the cheese mixture from the bowl on to the cauliflower.
Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top and bake for 20 minutes.
– Chickpea or lentil pasta, or broccoli florets, can be used in place of cauliflower.
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