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Chorizo and Green Chili Cauliflower Mac and Cheese


There are tons of low carb mac and cheese recipes using cauliflower on the interwebs these days. You can’t browse Pinterest for more than a minute or two without running into at least one. Yet I’ve been blogging low carb recipes here on IBIH for over 3 years and have never posted my own version!

That travesty ends today, for I give you this totally crave-worthy faux mac and cheese recipe, which contains not only the ubiquitous cauliflower, cream, butter, and cheese – but also some spicy Chorizo, earthy green chilis, and a pop of fresh cilantro!

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Ingredients :

  • 4 cups raw cauliflower florets
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp chopped canned green chilis (mild)
  • 4 oz Mexican Chorizo (you’ll cook and use 1/3 cup for this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions :

  1. Spread your cauliflower out in a microwave safe casserole dish. Microwave for 10 minutes or until partially tender. Meanwhile, cook your Chorizo in a small saute pan and drain off the extra fat. Measure out 1/3 cup of the cooked Chorizo for this recipe and reserve any extra for another use. Remove the cauliflower from the microwave and stir in the heavy whipping cream, butter, chopped chilis, cooked Chorizo, shredded cheddar, salt, and chopped cilantro. Once it’s fully combined, bake in a preheated 375 degree (F) oven for 15 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork tender and the cheese is melted and bubbling. Serve hot.

Written by Healthy Cat

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