I love cauliflower and cheese so I made a few changes to the Skinny Girl recipe and it was delish! The béchamel took a bit of work and was well worth it. It’s about 15 hands on and 40 min total time.
12 oz cauliflower florets
12 oz pasta
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1/4 c flour
2 c milk
1 c low sodium veggie broth
2 c grated lite cheese – I used TJs Mexi blend
1/4 c panko
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 375. Spray a 9×13 pan.
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook cauliflower for 3 minutes, remove and drain. Add pasta to the water and cook according to package. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet over medium low heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the broth and Mik, whisking until flour/butter mixture dissolves. Increase heat to medium high, whisking until mixture comes to a boil. Continue to whisk for 7 – 8 minutes until smooth and thick.
Remove from heat and stir in cheese, until smooth. Add the pasta and cauliflower and stir to coat. Pour into prepared pan. Top with Parm and panko.
Bake for 18 minutes. Turn oven on the broil and cook until the panko is crispy.
This is inspired by Skinny Taste – super easy and tasty. Perfect for lunch or dinner. I served it on salad with green onions and sliced cucumber.
1/2 c uncooked short-grain brown rice
2 tbsp rice vinegar
8 oz cooked langostines or shrimp
1 c diced cucumber
1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
1 avocado, mashed
4 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp sriracha sauce
Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and oil. When rice is done, add rice vinegar and stir and let cool.
Cut shrimp into 1-inch cubes. Combine with mayo ans sriracha.
In a small bowl, combine cucumber and chives.
Using a 1 c measuring cup, layer ¼ c cucumber, 1/4 avocado, 1/4 shrimp, and 1/5 of the rice. Carefully turn the cup upside down to turn the stack out onto a plate, lightly tapping the bottom of the cup if necessary. Sprinkle with Furikake and drizzle with soy sauce and more sriracha. mayonnaise.