Low-Sucrose Crock Pot Cauliflower and Cheese Recipe

Crock Pot Cauliflower and Cheese

Friday, November 9th, 2018, Recipes

What could be tastier than a one-dish combination of nutty, sweet-tasting cauliflower and rich cheddar cheese? The reason cauliflower – a superfood — has become such a popular go-to vegetable is because it is packed with nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. It is a very good source of choline, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, phosphorus, and biotin. One ounce of cheddar cheese adds 7 to 8 grams of protein, so you have a powerhouse meal in a single dish.

And although this dish takes over three hours to cook, it only takes five minutes of prep time, especially if you pick up cauliflower flowerets instead of a whole head of cauliflower. Add a nice side salad to complement this recipe and wait for the “Wows” to follow.  This low-sucrose dish is flavorful and is not your typical vegetable dish. The best part is that all you need to do is to put the ingredients into a crock pot, and let it cook for several hours.

Sucrose and starch tolerance vary. Individuals may need to modify the recipe to meet personal diet goals.

 

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 can condensed cheddar soup*
  • 5-ounce can evaporated milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ cup finely diced onion
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar

Directions:

  1. Grease the inside of a 3 to 4-quart crock pot.
  2. Place cauliflower florets in crock pot.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. Place over medium heat, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted.
  4. Pour sauce over cauliflower.
  5. Cover crock pot and cook on low for 3 to 3½ hours, depending on how tender you want the cauliflower.

 

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