Sunday, January 6, 2013

Mockafoni and Cheese

mockafoni cheese low carb
I've been so busy with redesigning my business site & hosting 2 linky parties that I haven't added any new content for nearly 2 weeks. Here is one of our favorite recipes that I found at Linda's Low Carb Recipe site. I serve this as a main dish, so I double Linda's recipe with a few tweaks.
mockafoni cheese ingredients recipe
Mockfoni & Cheese

two 16 ounce bag frozen or 2 heads fresh cauliflower
8 ounces cream cheese
4 tablespoons heavy cream
3-4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
salt & pepper to taste

Cook the cauliflower until tender & drain. In a 9x13 casserole dish; soften the cream cheese in the microwave about a 90 seconds on HIGH. Whisk in the heavy cream until smooth, then stir in about 2 cups of the cheddar cheese. Microwave on MEDIUM about 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Add salt and pepper and stir. Add the cauliflower and stir to coat. Top with the remaining cheese and bake at 350ยบ for 35 minutes, until bubbly and brown on top. We like to let it stand a few minutes. We've taken it to potlucks and it disappears, even when people know it's cauliflower and not macaroni. Even kids like it!
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Diana is a crafty creative Midwestern work from home mama of 3. She enjoys playing with PhotoShop Elements, sewing & crafting, creating fun for family & friends, camping, and reading. She is the owner & operator of Custom Blog Designs.

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75 comments :

  1. What a great idea! I need to try this - pinned :)

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    1. Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week, Diana. I look forward to seeing what you share this week :)

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  2. With all that cream and cheese, I can't imagine anyone NOT liking that! Looks delicious!

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  3. Yummm! I just pinned this too! Sounds delicious! I'm a new follower of you on FB, here and PInterest! :) Have a great night!

    Chrissy
    http://www.thetaylor-house.com

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  4. Hi Diana, thank you for your follow on both my Blog and Pinterest. Looking forward to doing the same for you! Love us Cauliflower and cheese at our house too.

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  5. Oh yum that does sound good!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hi Diana I make something similar however with mushrooms in it; I do love me those mushrooms too.

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  7. visiting from Skip to my Lou. Love Linda's website!! Anything Low Carb rocks :)

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  8. This looks sooo good! It would be a great substitute to the homemade mac n cheese I make every week. And a lot healthier too!

    I'm pinning this one. Hopefully the family eats it all up!!

    Check out the superhero canvas and hair clip holder I made this week!!!
    http://allmylovemommy.blogspot.ca/2013/01/keep-calm-and-be-mom.html

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  9. couliflower...super sneaky. i love the creative name you gave it!

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  10. Wow, Diana, this sounds so great. Looks great too. Gotta try it. :)

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  11. Really! I've never made anything like that before,I must say I'm very interested - it looks so yummy!

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  12. Sold! I'll try it tomorrow after I go grocery chopping for cauliflower!

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  13. That looks really good! I’m a new follower. I saw your link on Creating my Way to Success. I would love for you to come by and share your creativity with my friends @
    http://www.flusterbuster.com/search/label/Fluster%20Muster%20Party

    Robin@ Fluster Buster
    Fluster Muster Linky Party - Wednesdays

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  14. Thanks for linking to Fluster Muster Wednesday over at Fluster Buster.

    Robin, www.FlusterBuster.com

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  15. Thanks for linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's! Oh I love this! Low Carb is what we all need right now!

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    1. I lost 30# a few years ago from low carb. I've been lazy over the holidays and put on weight, but it's time to get back to low carb!

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  16. We love califlower - I am so trying this out this weekend - YUM!

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  17. oh this look so yummy! I need to try this! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  18. I love how versatile cauliflower is! This looks delicious and I pinned it.

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  19. This sounds so good! Do you think it's "freezer friendly"? I've been trying to stock up on freezer meals so that when the baby is born, we won't have to worry about what's for dinner!

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    1. I have NO idea! We scarf it all down so quickly that I don't even know how it is reheated. If other cauliflower casseroles are OK frozen then this may be.

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  20. Looks yummy! Also, it's gluten free!

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  21. Diana, this looks amazing. I'm going to make it tonight. I just happen to have cauliflower in my fridge. ( I was going to make faux mashed potatoes.)
    Debi

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  22. Super great idea!
    My other half (=husband) would looooooooooooove it

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  23. Looks great! I love the homemade kind!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Melanie @ Keep It Simple & Fun

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  24. Wow, looks great! Gotta try it out asap! Thanks Diana! :)

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  25. yummo. This sounds great!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. This looks so good I love cauliflower if only I could get the boys here to like it. Great recipe my dear!

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  27. Hi Diana,
    We will just love your Mockafoni and Cheese, it looks awesome! Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

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  28. I liked your name for the recipe!

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  29. I love how you are sneaking cauliflower in here. I think my hubby would love this!

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  30. I love cauliflower and this looks delicious!

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  31. I love anything cheesy! This looks great!

    Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites!

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  32. I bet that is so good! My kids would so eat their veggies! Thanks for sharing.
    Steph
    swtboutique.com

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  33. I appreciate every comment here. I am shocked at how much attention this recipe has gotten. It's sooo yummy!

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  34. Yum! This looks like a delicious alternative to the real thing :) I'm going to have to try this!

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  35. Wow, I'll totally have to try this. I just realized, I've never even given my girls cauliflower. lol! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  36. The name of the recipe woke my interest. And now looking at the ingredients, I love this dish! Perfect way to get rid of the carbs.
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - Hope to see you there again this week with more deliciousness :)

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  37. I gotta try this recipe Diana!! Looks absolutely delicious!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  38. Love how easy and accessible the recipe is! Sure to please my family! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

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  39. This looks really tasty to me but I don't think I could convince the guys around here. You think I could substitute macaroni? :) Thanks for linking to my very first party!! I'm really enjoying your blog. Take care, Linda

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  40. This looks good. I don't like cauliflower but think I should probably give this a try. I'm looking for low carb recipes and this fits the bill. Thanks for linking this up at Think Tank Thursday.

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  41. Yum, looks great!
    Thanks for sharing over on Tutorial Thursdays.
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  42. This sounds healthy and looks yummy! Thank you so much for sharing it at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    Marti

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  43. Great way to get kids to eat their veggies! Thanks for sharing your recipe & ...@ DearCreatives.com Hope to see you again this week for the party. Have a great weekend ahead!

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  44. This looks awesome! I'm also living a low carb lifestyle and so I love finding and making new recipes! I recently made a really good low carb pizza that was so good and totally curbed my cravings for pizza. I put the recipe on my blog if you'd like to check it out! I will also keep checking back for your great recipes too! =D

    By the way, thanks for telling me about my "followers" link not working! I had no idea! I got it fixed as well as the "captcha" thing. I really appreciate the help! Have a great weekend!

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  45. This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing at the Crafty Cowgirl Funday Sunday - can't wait to see what you share next time!

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  46. This looks yummy! Please share this in a new Linky Party --Weekend Kitchen Creations at www.weekendkitchencreations.blogspot.com. Please join us, share your delicious creation, build more traffic for your blog and get other scrumptious ideas.

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  47. LOVED the name of this post! It totally cracked me up when I saw it last week at my link party @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Thanks for sharing your link! Hope to see you again this week :)

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  48. Wish I had this recipe when my kids were little...pretty clever, Diana!! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!!

    xoxo
    Denyse

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  49. Thank you for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday! I will try this :) looks so yummy!

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  50. Hi Diana- just saw this recipe on Freedom Fridays, and it's right up my alley! LOVE anything with cauliflower, especially when it's used instead of high carb ingredients. Thanks, pinning this now!

    DebNJoizee919@aol.com

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  51. I need to try this, Diana! I think my family would enjoy this :) Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays!

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