Quest Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Bites

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Cheat on Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Bites with Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Bites. Who says consolation meals can’t be wholesome? These high-protein Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Bites are right here to problem the established order, providing a mouthwatering different to the traditional mac & cheese. By swapping out conventional pasta for nutrient-rich cauliflower and incorporating a protein increase, these bites are an ideal mix of indulgence and vitamin. These bites will go away you feeling glad with none of the guilt.

Check out the total recipe beneath:

NUTRITIONAL INFO

CAULIFLOWER MAC & CHEESE BITES

Yields: 8 servings |  Serving Size: 2 bites

Calories: 290  | Protein: 15g  | Fat: 21g | Net Carb: 8g

Total Carb: 10g   | Sugar: 3g

Ingredients

CAULIFLOWER MAC & CHEESE BITES

  • 1 massive head of cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp tapioca flour
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp garlic powder, separated
  • 1 tsp onion powder, separated
  • ¼ tsp salt, separated
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 3 Bags Quest Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips, finely crushed
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 2 tbsp gluten free all function flour

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and put together a big baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the cauliflower into 1” items and place them on the baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to evenly coat. Bake the cauliflower till tender, about 15-20 minutes. Turn off the oven.
  4. Line a 6×6 inch pan with plastic wrap and put aside.
  5. Place the butter into the underside of a medium sized pot over low-medium warmth. Once melted, stirin the tapioca flour, heavy cream and water.
  6. Simmer for five minutes after which add within the cheese, ½ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp onion powder, ¼ tsp salt and ¼ tsp paprika and stir till the cheese melts.
  7. Once melted and clean add within the roasted cauliflower. Remove from warmth and let cool for five minutes earlier than transferring to the pan with plastic wrap. Use a rubber spatula to press the cauliflower mac and cheese in an excellent layer, cowl with extra plastic and place within the fridge for two hours.
  8. Place the crushed tortilla chips right into a shallow bowl, the egg in its personal shallow bowl and the flour together with the remaining spices in a 3rd bowl.
  9. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  10. Remove the cauliflower mac and cheese from the pan (it ought to be stable now) and lower it into 16 evenly sized squares.
  11. Toss every sq. within the flour combination, then coat with the whisked egg after which lastly toss within the crushed chips till coated.
  12. Place every coated sq. onto a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  13. Bake the bites for 12-Quarter-hour and golden. Serve instantly.

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