Hungry Girl’s Mega Mac & Cheese

. This mac and cheese recipe replaces macaroni with cauliflower. This nutritious and satiating substitution soaks up the cheese sauce for a delicious flavor. Eat more for less calories!

Hungry Girl’s Mega Mac & Cheese

Photo by KodiakDavis

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  • 3

    cups frozen cauliflower florets

  • oz (about 1¼ cups) uncooked high-fiber elbow macaroni

  • 2

    tbsp light sour cream

  • 2

    slices 2% American cheese

  • 4

    wedges of The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Cheese

  • Optional seasonings: salt and black pepper


Place cauliflower in a large microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave for 3 minutes. Uncover and stir. Re-cover and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, until hot. Drain excess liquid. Roughly chop cauliflower, return to the bowl, and cover to keep warm. In a medium-large pot, prepare pasta per package instructions, about 7 minutes. Drain pasta and stir into cauliflower. Cover to keep warm. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, mix sour cream, cheese slices, and cheese wedges, breaking slices and wedges into pieces. Microwave for 20 seconds. Stir well. Microwave for another 20 seconds, or until cheeses have melted. Stir well. Add cheese mixture to the large bowl and thoroughly stir. Enjoy!


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