Creamy Broccoli, Cauliflower & Cheese (A healthy Mac&Cheese)

Creamy Broccoli, Cauliflower & Cheese (A healthy Mac&Cheese)

Creamy, cheesy, delicious and a much healthier version of Mac & Cheese. This recipe is sure to become one of your favorites.

Mac & Cheese is one of the iconic comfort foods! No doubt about it….but this recipe will bring all the comfort you need. Plus side? Fewer calories! Heck yeah!!!!

Instructions

Part I: Vegetables

Preheat oven to 400F.

Drizzle a olive oil on the bottom of a baking dish.

In a large skillet, fill half way with water, bring water to a boil.

Add the broccoli and cauliflower; cover and cook over high heat until tender (4-5mins.) Drain broccoli and cauliflower in a colander and set aside.

Using the same skillet (wipe it clean) add olive oil. Have heat on medium. Add onions, and cook until they are softened.

Stir in garlic. Allow a few moments to fragment with onion.

Then add broccoli and cauliflower.

Lastly, add salt and pepper (measurements in recipe are just suggested you can add as much or as little of salt and pepper.) Cool until veggies get a light brown color.

Transfers veggies to baking dish and set aside.

Part II: Cheese Sauce

Reuse skillet (clean before using.) If you’d like, it a sauce pan for this part. 

Over medium head, add butter and let melt. 

Stir in cream cheese until mixed in with butter. Constantly stirring add in milk. 

Add paprika, salt and garlic powder and stir. 

Set heat to low heat and stirring constantly, add in mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese until melted and thickened. 

Pour cheese sauce over broccoli and cauliflower, stir to combine together. 

Optional: Add a layer of cheese at the top, to make it extra cheesy!

Bake for 20-25 minutes in oven or until it is lightly bubbling and has light brown color on the top!

Enjoy!

Creamy, Cheesy, Healthy!

I hope you enjoy this healthy version of Mac & Cheese!! If you have any questions or comments, please leave a comment below or leave me a message on my contact page! I would love to hear from you.

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Creamy Broccoli, Cauliflower & Cheese (Healthy version of Mac & Cheese)

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 10 ounces broccoli florets
  • 10 ounces cauliflower florets
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large white onion sliced thinly
  • 2-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/4 cup choice of milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

The Veggies

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Drizzle a olive oil on the bottom of a baking dish. 
  • In a large skillet, fill half way with water, bring water to a boil.
  • Add the broccoli and cauliflower; cover and cook over high heat until tender (4-5mins.) Drain broccoli and cauliflower in a colander and set aside.
  • Using the same skillet (wipe it clean) add olive oil. Have heat on medium. Add onions, and cook until they are softened.
  • Stir in garlic. Allow a few moments to fragment with onion. Then add broccoli and cauliflower. 
  • Lastly add salt and pepper. Cool until veggies get a light brown color. Transfers veggies to baking dish and set aside.

Cheese Sauce

  • Reuse skillet (clean before using) If you’d like, it a sauce pan for this part. 
  • Over medium head, add butter and let melt. Stir in cream cheese until mixed in with butter. Constantly stirring add in milk. 
  • Add paprika, salt and garlic powder and stir. 
  • Set heat to low heat and stirring constantly, add in mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese until melted and thickened. 
  • Pour cheese sauce over broccoli and cauliflower, stir to combine together. 
  • Optional: Add a layer of cheese at the top, to make it extra cheesy!
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes in oven or until it is lightly bubbling and has light brown color on the top!
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Healthy Mac and Cheese, Keto Friendly, Keto Recipe

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