Yes! It's true we have a recipe for Cheesy Au Gratin "Potatoes" that will actually keep you losing weight! Thanks to our old friend cauliflower and a little bit of creative cooking you can enjoy this ooey-gooey delicious faux-tato dish. Cauliflower is the perfect potato replacement in so many different recipes especially this one. One tip to make this recipe even better is to cook your cauliflower in a steamer basket. You can pick one up at almost any store that carries kitchenware. This helps you steam your cauliflower without all the extra water being absorbed. Trust me we have a few more great cauliflower recipes up our sleeves so that steamer basket will come in handy! Pair this au Gratin goes great with Grilled Pork Loin or even some Garlic and Herb Chicken Breast.
Cheesy au Gratin "Potatoes"
32 ounces raw cauliflower (or you can use steamer bags, using 16 instead after drained)
4 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
4 ounces of shredded Colby or Monterey jack cheese
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
1-2 tablespoons of Keri gold butter, softened
1 cup plain cornbread stuffing mix (200 calories total)
2 tablespoons Keri Gold butter, softened
Cook cauliflower until soft. Drain off liquid (really get all that water out!) and put cauliflower in blender or food processor until smooth like mashed potatoes. Add in the softened butter and cheese, and garlic powder. Mix well. In a small bowl mix stuffing mix, and melted butter. Sprinkle over the cauliflower then sprinkle with the Montreal steak seasoning.
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350 or until done and the topping is golden brown.
Makes 4 servings
1 serving replaces 8 oz vegetables, 4 oz protein and 1 serving carbohydrate.
About stuffing: Here we use 1 cup dry, or the equivalent of 200 calories (50 calories per serving). You could also us 200 calories of crushed Melba Toast or other dry cracker.
You may use less cheese (cut in half) and have 2 ounces of other protein if desired.