Saturday, May 9, 2015

Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese - Food Network Photo Contest

I was so excited to learn this morning that my picture was chosen for Food Network's "We Asked, You Cooked": Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese Casserole Fan Photo Contest!
Mr. Louis Jourdan
So here's a little backstory and the recipe...
So a few weeks ago me and my sister decided to have a little comfort food and a movie night...It had been a while since we'd seen Louis Jourdan...I mean the 1950's musical "Gigi." 
Earlier in the day I had come across a Food Network Photo Contest for Cauliflower Mac and Cheese and since I had a lonely head in the fridge I thought hey why not give it a try!
George Stella's recipe proved to be a very tasty low carb alternative to regular Mac & Cheese. While the recipe is straight forward, there were a few things I want to clarify.

  • I made sure not to over cook the cauliflower so instead of boiling, I steamed it. Overcooked cauliflower will straight out ruin this recipe, you want it to be par-cooked before you put it in the oven otherwise you will get 'Mush & Cheese.' 
  • A few other changes I made included: 
    • Using yogurt instead of heavy cream
    • Using a mixture of cheeses Gouda and Cheddar
    • And finally I topped it with breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese to add an extra crisp.
Here is the recipe link to George Stella's: Cauliflower Mac and Cheese 


  1. Congratulations Emily! Way to go! Along with the great photos, your posts are always fun and interesting to read!

    1. Thanks Gerard, your words mean so much to me! Can't wait for your next delicious bread recipe!! :)

  2. Lovely photo and what a nifty dish of cauliflower mac and cheese!

    1. Thanks Maureen! It really was a tasty dish. :)


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