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Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

Cauliflower FOR THE WIN.

No, seriously. This dish is so tasty.


The experimentation started Friday night with a dish my mom found on Pinterest, twice baked cauliflower. She made it and it was quite yummy, but we both thought that with a few more tweaks it could be even more amazing. So here's what I came up with this past Sunday night.

Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
1 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
1/2 block reduced fat cream cheese
1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
Salt and pepper
Paprika

Spray an 8x8 glass dish with non-stick cooking spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large pot, boil cauliflower florets until they slip easily off the tines of your fork. Drain off water. Add in the cream cheese and mash together with a potato masher. Once combined well, add 3/4 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese to the mixture and stir together. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour into glass baking dish and top with remaining 3/4 cup shredded cheese. Sprinkle paprika on top and bake until the cheese on top is golden and bubbly.


We could not get enough of this tasty, low-carb side dish.


I served it alongside a pot roast. It was a great substitution for mashed potatoes and we both went back for seconds!

16 comments:

  1. I love this! I make one really similar from the food network and it works perfect for us because I have a gluten allergy and my mom is diabetic so we have it all the time during the holidays and we never feel like we are missing out!

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  2. Hi April! This is very similar to something I make - but I love the idea of baking it in the oven! definitely going to try this soon!

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  3. Oh yum! I love tricking myself into thinking I'm eating something decadent and bad when it's not; my "bad" temptation will be fulfilled and I'll stay away from the ice cream after dinner : )

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  4. That looks super yummy! I've been on a cauliflower kick lately, so I can't wait to try this!!!

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  5. I have been loving this veggie lately so I will be trying this this weekend.

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  6. This looks delicious! I definitely need to make it sometime soon :)

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  7. I just pinned your dish! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. this sounds awesome! my husband hates cauliflower for some reason (crazy man!) but i bet he'd like this dish :) xo jillian

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  9. I love how all the formerly "yucky" vegetables are gaining new popularity...amazing what you can do with cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and cabbage besides steam/boil them! This looks amazing - saving it for sure!

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  10. I am adding this to the list for dinner this week! I've been on the hunt for a good cauliflower recipe and you just delivered!

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  11. YUMMO!!!! i think even i could stand to eat this with all that other goodness included.. and no, i'm not the biggest cauliflower fan... haha

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  12. I love cauliflower, will have to try this one especially given that cheese is involved x

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  13. WOW! This looks amazing, I need to make this.

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  14. WOW, this look so amazing! I'm sure I will have this dish next week. Thanks so much for sharing your low carb dishes.

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  15. Ok, seriously - this looks so delicious!!! Yummo!!

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  16. This looks delicious and a lighter option for a side! Xo, Stephanie

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