Often times I oven roast cauliflower but we were already having oven roasted asparagus and broccoli on Saturday so I wanted to fix the cauliflower a different way. While browsing through some old recipes I came upon this one for frosted cauliflower that I had found years ago on a Southbeach Diet message board but hadn’t made in quite some time.
The recipe is a bit unconventional and truth be told I don’t much care for mayonnaise but somehow in this recipe it becomes absolutely delicious! The Cabot reduced fat cheddar cheese is perfect for this recipe since it melts so well and has terrific flavor. I like to finely shred it so it covers more surface area. The cheese gets all melty and combines with the mayo -mustard mixture to create a creamy topping for the cauliflower. A little sprinkle of paprika adds some color.The leftovers reheat well which is always a plus in my book.
This is a great substitute for potatoes or a starch if you are trying to cut back on carbs.
A shallow bowl works well for the cooking process and for serving. I like easy clean up!
You get 6 very generous serving sizes out of one head of cauliflower.
- 1 large cauliflower head — washed, core removed
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup Best Foods Low Fat Mayonnaise
- 1 ounce Cabot reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese — finely shredded (this is a white cheddar)
- salt and pepper — to taste
- paprika — to taste
Trim leaves and core from cauliflower but leave the head intact. Rinse well with cool water.
Place cauliflower in a microwave safe dish, season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover with plastic wrap, microwave on high for 15 -20 minutes. Time will depend on how large the head of cauliflower is and the power of your microwave. Mine is done in 15 minutes.
Carefully remove dish from microwave. Remove plastic wrap being cautious of the steam released when you vent the plastic wrap. Drain and liquid from the bottom of the dish.
Mix together the mayonnaise and mustard. Frost the cauliflower with the mixture. Sprinkle the finely shredded cheese over the top.
Microwave for another 2 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika. Cut into 6 wedges and serve.
Yield: 6 Servings
Per Serving: 46 Calories; 2g Fat (27.9% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 3mg Cholesterol; 155mg Sodium. WWPP 1
My new schedule worked well yesterday. I got in a 3 mile walk, and a weight resistance workout before my morning shower! Yeah! The rest of my day was spent washing blinds and more Spring cleaning! By the end of the day my muscles were sore from all of the climbing up and down on chairs. I wonder how many calories I burned yesterday.
I was going to be doing more Spring cleaning today but the dental office called and I need to go in and pick up my retainers! Bye-bye braces! This is a happy day! It’s a 40 minute drive one way to the dental office so a visit takes up about 2 1/2 hours. I won’t get nearly as much work done today around the house but then there is always tomorrow.
I have a big announcement tomorrow so be sure and check Wednesdays post!
When I exercise I have so much more energy the rest of the day!
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