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Cauli Mac and Cheese Recipe


Atkins Cauli Mac and Cheese
5.9g
Net Atkins Count ™
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style:American
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Easy
* Any adjustments made to the serving values will only update the ingredients of that recipe and not change the directions.

11.6g

Protein

27.7g

Fat

3.6g

Fiber

323.5kcal

Calories

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 head, large (6-7" dia) Cauliflower
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground Mustard
  • 1 1/2 cup, shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Original Pepper Sauce

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and prepare a 9-inch by 9-inch baking dish with olive oil spray. Heat a large pot of water to boiling and add 1/2 tsp salt.  
  2. Remove stem and leaves from cauliflower.  Cut into small bite sized pieces and place in the boiling water; cook until crisp-tender; about 5 minutes.  Drain well then pat between paper towels to remove all moisture.
  3. In a medium sauce pan bring the cream to a simmer over medium heat. Whisk the cream cheese and powdered mustard into the simmering cream until smooth.  Add 1 cup shredded cheddar, minced garlic, 1/2 tsp salt, white pepper and pepper sauce (Tabasco®, to taste) whisking until the cheese melts; about 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cauliflower.  
  4. Pour into the baking dish and top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.  Bake for 15 minutes until browned and bubbly.  Each serving is about 2/3 cup.

Cooking Tip

How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.

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