This cheesy cauliflower bake is the perfect side dish for dinner and it would be great to take along for Thanksgiving for my American friends. I will admit I am not a big fan of cauliflower, I won’t eat it if it is just plain both raw or cooked but throw in some cheese and seasonings, bake it up and you have yourself a tasty dish that even I enjoyed! Makes 12 half-cup servings for 1SP on both blue & purple MyWW and 2SP on green.

Cheesy cauliflower bake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
1SP blue & purple, 2SP green - 1PP per 1/2 cup serving

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of caulifower
  • 1 clove of garlic (diced)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Dash of salt & pepper
  • 3 Tbsp light cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup plain 0% greek yogurt
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheese (I used a 3 cheese blend)
  • Green onion (chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp panko crumbs

Instructions 

  • Cut and wash the cauliflower florets and then boil in a large pot of water on stove over high-medium heat for approx 15 minutes. Remove from stove
  • Preheat oven to 375F, spray a 9x9 dish.
  • Drain caulifower then return to pot and add in the garlic, onion powder, cream cheese and yogurt. Use an electric mixer or emersion blender to blend up the cauliflower.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese and 1/2 of the diced green onion.
  • Spoon into the dish, top with remaining cheese & panko crumbs.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or untill cheese is bubbling, top with remaining fresh green onion.
  • Makes 12- 1/2 cup servings

Notes

Smart points blue & purple- 1 using MyWW recipe builder
Smart points green- 2 using MyWW recipe builder
Points plus- 1 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per 1/2 cup serving... Calories 53....Fat 2.8g...Sat fat 1.7g...Carbs 3.5g...Sugar 1.5g..Protein 4.8g using My Fitness Pal *Note these numbers include all ingredients
Author: Drizzle
Course: Side Dish

 

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    I tried this tonight it was delicious. Had an impromptu supper with my grandkids and they loved it too. Thank you.

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      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Chris, that is awesome so glad everyone enjoyed it 🙂

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    Hi this sounds so delicious. Wondering if steamable frozen cauliflower can be used instead?

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    How much frozen cauliflower rice would be used for this recipe? It mentions a large head, but I am not sure how to translate that into cups or oz. Thanks so much for your help. I have some cauli-rice in the freezer that I’d love to use for this yummy-sounding recipe!

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    Finally got around to making this tonight – really enjoyed! Thanks for sharing.

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    This is delicious! I’ve made it twice in the past week! It’s a great Palternative to a “cheesy side” without having to do potatoes, plus it’s extra veggies! I use 1.5oz of cream cheese=3 tbsp. Make exactly as written, just add extra garlic and a little less cheese. Last week, I served with veggie burgers, then leftovers with a whole roasted chicken. Last night, I served with mini meatloaf and broccoli. Perfect!

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      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Laura, so glad you enjoyed it, thanks for sharing the tips 🙂

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