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Cauliflower with New Mornay Sauce

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From EatingWell:  EatingWell Comfort Foods Made Healthy: The Classic Makeover Cookbook (2009)

A topping of Mornay sauce is a delicious treatment for numerous vegetables: broccoli, asparagus, fennel, Belgian endive, to name a few. In our revised version, we have replaced some of the high-fat cheeses and cream with low-fat cottage cheese, which contributes a rich dairy flavor without the fat. Even children will eat cauliflower prepared this way.

8 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Set rack in upper portion of oven; preheat to 375°F. Coat a shallow 2-quart baking or gratin dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place cauliflower florets in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until tender but not soft, 5 to 7 minutes. (Alternatively, place florets in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water, cover and microwave on High for 1 to 3 minutes.) Refresh under cool water and set aside.
  3. Scald 1 cup milk in a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stir together flour and the remaining 1/4 cup cold milk in a small bowl to make a smooth paste. Stir into the hot milk mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, salt and pepper. Transfer sauce to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
  4. Spread one-third of the sauce in prepared baking dish. Arrange the steamed cauliflower over it and top with the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan and breadcrumbs. Bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Per serving : 91 Calories; 3 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 9 mg Cholesterol; 10 g Carbohydrates; 8 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 222 mg Sodium; 307 mg Potassium

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat

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