The Weight Watchers Oven Baked Pepper Jack Cauliflower is a savory and easy to make baked cauliflower side dish. You can put together a fantastic side dish with tiny effort. Cauliflower is an excellent vegetable that is hearty and one that most everyone loves. The Pepper Jack cheese adds just a little bit of heat with the peppers that are in the cheese. If you don’t like Pepper Jack cheese, you could use cheddar or even Swiss cheese either will work very well. For this recipe, cook the cauliflower in salted boiling water to make sure they’re done, and then pour the cauliflower into the dish. Pour then the cheese sauce over the dish before placing this dish into the oven, finally sprinkling the cheese all over the dish. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make this easy side dish!
1 – Head Cauliflower (3-pound), cut into large florets
Salt for Cooking Cauliflower
2 Tbsp – Butter
2 Tbsp – Flour
1 Cup – Low Fat Milk
8 oz – Low Fat Pepper Jack Cheese (divided use)
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook cauliflower in a large pot of salted water. The cauliflower should be tender, but firm. The cooking time should be 5 to 6 minutes.
2) While the cauliflower is cooking, start the cheese sauce. Melt two tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan. When the butter has melted completely add the flour. Cook flour for 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly begin to add milk, which each addition of milk the sauce should thicken.
3) When all of the milk is added add 4 ounces of cheese. Stir in the cheese until it melts completely. Place cooked cauliflower into a large casserole dish. Pour cheese sauce over the cauliflower. Sprinkle remaining 4 ounces of cheese over the cauliflower.
4) Place the cauliflower into the oven and bake for another 15 minutes. When the cheese should begin to brown slightly the gratin is done.
Per Serving: 8 SmartPoints
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