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Baked Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Smoked Sausage

cast iron skillet full of baked cauliflower mac and cheese.

Fresh cauliflower, plenty of cheese, and seared smoked sausage make for a great low carb casserole. So cheesy and comforting. Even the kids love this one. We highly recommend using fresh cauliflower in this recipe, as frozen will have a mushy texture.

Fresh cauliflower, plenty of cheese, and seared smoked sausage make for a great low carb casserole. So cheesy and comforting. Even the kids love this one. We highly recommend using fresh cauliflower in this recipe, as frozen will have a mushy texture.

Yield 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cauliflower, chopped into macaroni sized pieces
  • 14 ounces smoked sausage
  • ΒΌ cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup grated Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the cauliflower pieces and boil for 4 minutes.
  3. While the cauliflower is cooking, chop the smoked sausage into thin rounds and brown in a large oven-safe skillet over high heat. Set aside on a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  4. Drain the water from the cauliflower and return the pot to low heat.
  5. Add the cream, cream cheese, 1 cup of cheddar, monterey jack, and Cajun seasoning to the cauliflower and stir well until the cheese has melted fully, about 3 minutes.
  6. Wipe out the skillet used to cook the sausage and add the cauliflower mixture to the skillet, along with the smoked sausage. Stir to combine.
  7. Sprinkle the top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  9. Serve immediately.

Notes

The nutrition information is calculated on a smoked sausage with 1 net carb per serving, such as the Johnsonville Andouille Smoked Sausage. Be sure to check the label before purchasing as many smoked sausages are higher in carbs.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 588Total Fat: 51gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 1495mgCarbohydrates: 10gNet Carbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 26g

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