Cauliflower Rice Mac and Cheese

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Cauliflower Rice Mac and Cheese is creamy, healthy cauliflower packed mac and cheese recipe done under 30 minutes. Perfect week dinner after busy day!

Cauliflower Rice Mac and Cheese is creamy, healthy cauliflower packed mac and cheese recipe done under 30 minutes. Perfect week dinner after busy day!


 

How to make cauliflower rice mac and cheese ?

It is simple and tasty week dinner ready in less then 30 minutes. Cauliflower rice makes it healthy and it’s weight loss friendly ! Also, it is very easy to add to your diet since you can use frozen cauliflower florets or riced cauliflower because it doesn’t need to cook very long.

Blanching the frozen cauliflower makes it softer than raw, once thawed. It needs quick saute, steam or boil and you can continue with the rest steps of preparation.

Can frozen cauliflower go bad ?

Yes, it can. Stored in freezer, it lasts up to 8 months. Fresh cauliflower is fine to use for 10 days if properly stored in the fridge. By properly, I mean clean and dry, wrapped in foil.

If you preboil your favourite gluten free pasta, this Cauliflower Rice Mac and Cheese

Can easily turn into delicious gluten free comforting dinner !

Cauliflower Rice Mac and Cheese is creamy, healthy cauliflower packed mac and cheese recipe done under 30 minutes. Perfect week dinner after busy day!

 

We are a small family of two. It is frugal to buy medium sized cauliflower head for us.

We have some florets to be pulsed in food processor to add to Mac & Cheese and the other half remains to prepare something else before this beautiful vegetable goes bad.

What do to with the rest of your preboiled cauliflower, you may wonder:

Cut the rest of the cooked cauliflower to FLORETS, add salt, ground black pepper, olive oil, garlic powder and aceto balsamico, gently combine with spatula and leave in the fridge for the next day to have a side dish with pork chops, chicken, beef steaks, fish or omellete.

Anyway, there is question that pops out:

Can you freeze cauliflower rice once cooked ?

Both cauliflower and cauliflower rice can be frozen to keep for another low carb meal. However, you will notice degradation in the texture. If you can decide what to do, it is recommended to freeze cauliflower rice before cooking. I was given great suggestion to freeze it in sizes suitable to our needs. That way, I can easily take the package out when needed.

Cauliflower Rice Mac and Cheese is creamy, healthy cauliflower packed mac and cheese recipe done under 30 minutes. Perfect week dinner after busy day!

 

So, if you decide to make this dish from scratch, boil the whole cauliflower head until crisp tender, drain and set aside. Separate few florets and pulse them to GET CAULIFLOWER RICE. Add one cup to Mac & Cheese. Pack the rest for one of great healthy low carb recipes or make refreshing tasty salad for your next meal.

Cauliflower Rice Mac and Cheese is creamy, healthy cauliflower packed mac and cheese recipe done under 30 minutes. Perfect week dinner after busy day!

 

Can you eat cauliflower rice on keto ?

Yes. It is low in carbohydrates and this vegetable is always a great choice. Namely, one cup of cauliflower rice has only 2 grams of carbs.

Can you eat raw broccoli and cauliflower ?

Cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower are fine to eat raw for most people. Some people, however, experience gas from difficult-to-digest sugars found in raw cruciferous vegetables. These sugars become easier to digest once cooked.

If you love recipes with cauliflower, here are two of our favourites :

Cauliflower Bread Recipe

Cauliflower Avocado Soup

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Cauliflower Rice Mac and Cheese

Cauliflower Rice Mac and Cheese is creamy, healthy cauliflower packed mac and cheese recipe done under 30 minutes. Perfect week dinner after busy day!

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Cauliflower Rice Mac and Cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author 2pots2cook

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted melted
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 cups elbow macaroni, precooked precooked
  • 1 cup cauliflower rice, precooked precooked
  • 6 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 8 Tbsp shredded Cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup milk, optional optional

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a skillet, on medium heat, and add cream cheese, heavy cream and cheddar. Mix until smooth.
  2. Add elbow macaroni and cauliflower rice and mix gently with spatula.
  3. Garnish with salt, garlic powder and ground black pepper to taste.
  4. If too thick, add some milk, boil additionally and serve immediately.

 

 

 

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