Cheesy cauliflower mac and cheese

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Guess what? You can have low carb mac and cheese, and you don't even need to make a cheese sauce to do it! In the recipe below, you'll see that all you really have to do is melt some cheese and mix it with some steamed cauliflower before topping it with low-carb bread crumbs and popping it in the oven.
The result? A heavenly low carb dish that while might not exactly resemble the mac and cheese you enjoyed as a kid, will still be so delicious you'll find yourself making it again and again. And the fact that it only takes about 20 minutes to prepare? Well, I think that's the definition of a perfect weeknight side dish!
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Cheesy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
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20 minutes
1 head of cauliflower, broken into large florets
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup low carb bread crumbs
4 tablespoons butter, melted
4 tablespoons butter, softened
2 cups Cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9" x 13" baking dish.
Place an inch of water in a large saucepan and line it with a steamer basket. Place the cauliflower florets into the basket and sprinkle with the salt. Place a lid on the pan and bring to a boil. When steam starts to form, steam for about 5 minutes before removing cauliflower from the basket to a large mixing bowl with a slotted spoon.
While the cauliflower is steaming, place the low carb bread crumbs in a small bowl and pour melted butter over top. Stir to combine and set aside.
Place a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add softened butter. When melted, add the Cheddar cheese and, using a rubber spatula, mix it with the butter and allow it to melt. When melted, add it to the steamed cauliflower with the sour cream. Mix all ingredients well, trying not to break up the cauliflower too much.
Pour the contents of the mixing bowl into the greased casserole dish and top with low carb bread crumb mixture.
Place the dish in the preheated oven and cook for 10 minutes, until the bread crumbs have turned golden brown.
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