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8 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Meal Type:
Side Dishes
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Cheesy Spicy Cauliflower Bake

A low carb Mac & Cheese alternative that can also be made with broccoli.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a large pot add 1 - 2" hot water, place steamer basket and cauliflower. Steam for 10-15 minutes until slightly tender. Remove from heat.
  2. In a medium baking dish, place steamed cauliflower, breaking pieces apart and making an even layer of cauliflower florets on the baking dish. Set aside. Start heating oven to 450° F (230° C).
  3. In a medium mixing bowl place remaining ingredients, mix well with a spatula, add extra mayonnaise to make it somewhat spreadable. Spread cheese mixture evenly over cauliflower in the baking dish.
  4. Bake for 15-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and at desired crispiness. Serve warm.
  5. Notes: The cauliflower can be steamed ahead and chilled before adding cheese mixture. It can be further chilled and then cooked at the last minute.
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This is designed for Atkins but can be modified as a tasty side dish for any diet with substitution of low-fat mayo and cheese.
02 Apr 08 by member: sararay
very cheesey and yummy!
This was pretty good, very nice side dish to some chicken breast or some steak, I made it tonight, quick and simple.
08 Apr 08 by member: Tatyushka
OMG- I tried this last night, and I'm pretty sure I have a new favorite food! I didn't have cayenne pepper or paprika, so I used a little chili powder and cumin, and holy crap- AWESOME! And the cheese got a little crispy, so the texture was great. Loved it!
11 Apr 08 by member: Bobber
This was such a surprise. Very good, but I would like to see a little more "spice" to it.
15 Apr 08 by member: luvuhbs01
It was a little "oily" after it baked up.. and I think I'm going to cut out half the salt and less garlic...but other than that, I LOVED it and my picky 16 month old even loved it. Thanks!
mine was very good but i left out the mayo (just because i hate mayo). also i stirred the cheese in (just because i hate cheese that's baked on the top of things) :D
07 Jul 08 by member: smallboned
This is just so good. I adjusted the mix of spices to my own liking. AND tonight I added shreds of deli cut ham to the cauliflower before pasting the cheese on top. SO good!
15 Sep 08 by member: mary2008
WOW!! This was excellent. My entire family enjoyed it and wanted seconds.
22 Sep 08 by member: shellysplash
This is designed for Atkins but can be modified as a tasty side dish for any diet with substitution of low-fat mayo and cheese. I just made it with chopped jalapenos and bacon crumbles on top and everyone loved it!
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Nutrition summary:

There are 171 calories in 1 serving of Cheesy Spicy Cauliflower Bake.
Calorie break-down: 61% fat, 22% carbs, 17% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 109
Calories 171
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 12.09g 19%
  Saturated Fat 5.23g 26%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.973g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.345g  
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Potassium 349mg  
Total Carbohydrate 9.7g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
  Sugars 3.66g  
Protein 7.58g  
 
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 82%
Calcium 18% Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
9%
of RDI*
(171 calories)
9% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (22%)
 
Fat (61%)
 
Protein (17%)
Carbohydrates, 9.7g (22%) Fat, 12.09g (61%) Protein, 7.58g (17%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories