Mockaroni and Cheese

Save or PrintThis is a great low-carb and gluten-free substitute for an old favorite and it has become a frequent side dish at my house. If you only knew how many people have said to me “If you had told me there was tofu in it, I would not have even tasted it – but I LOVE IT!” Many people who don’t like tofu OR cauliflower like both in this dish – so do at least give it a try, as written.

Mockaroni and Cheese

Truly Low Carb Mockaroni and Cheese

  • 16 ounces firm tofu
  • 1 head of cauliflower, about 3 cups
  • 4 cups of grated extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1/2 cup crushed pork rinds (You may substitute bacon bits or turkey bacon bits. or just omit this.)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Grease one large or two small casserole dishes, and preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

Press and drain any excess water from the tofu in a paper-towel lined colander. Chop drained tofu and scatter in the casserole dish. Top with cooked bite size pieces of cauliflower, and grated cheese.

Beat eggs and cream with seasonings and pour over contents of casserole dish.

Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and crushed pork rind crumbs over the top.

Bake 45-60 minutes, until top is well browned. If necessary or desired, place under broiler briefly to crisp top.

12 servings, each: 358 calories, 28 grams fat (15 grams saturated), 5 grams carbohydrate (1 gram fiber), 22 grams protein

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Karen

About Karen

Less than a year after starting a low-carb diet, I was TEN SIZES and SIX HUNDRED cholesterol points lighter! Now, YEARS later, (I am into "decades" now) I STILL love and live a low-carb life! Interests I have TWO grand-angels now, a husband of 24 years, and two kids, one of whom is grown and making those grandbabies (my girl), the other still in school (my boy). I do everything for the office end of my husband's electrical contracting business, as well as everything for my website(s), and am fortunate enough to (read that: I worked my butt off so I could!) live in the beautiful Vail Valley of Colorado. When I can find a spare minute, which isn't that often, I like to ride my big bad motorcycle or ski, depending on the weather.
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