As parents, you’re constantly trying to make sure your kids are getting the right nutrients to stay strong and healthy. An important part of that is making sure they eat their vegetables which can sometimes be difficult. This French Bread with Cauliflower Cheese Sauce from our friends at Cooking Light is a great way to incorporate vegetables into your little one’s diet. Use this mixture for your next grilled cheese sandwich and pair alongside fresh tomato soup for a family-friendly dinner. The sauce is versatile and can even be mixed into pasta for a healthier version of mac and cheese.
1. Preheat broiler to high.
2. Place bread, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Broil 1 1/2 minutes or until bread is lightly toasted.
3. Place cauliflower in a steamer basket over simmering water; cover and steam 8 minutes or until very tender. Place stock in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 30 seconds or until warm. Place cauliflower and stock in a food processor; process until smooth. Add cheese; process until combined.
4. Spread cauliflower mixture over bread halves; broil 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into 4 pieces; sprinkle with pepper.
Tips & Trick:
- The cheesy-veggie sauce is a great way to sneak in vegetables so try tossing it with fresh pasta for a healthier mac and cheese that doesn’t skimp on the creamy texture and cheesy flavor.
- If you love to dip garlic bread into broth-based soups or hearty stews, try adding finely minced garlic to the food processor to add an extra kick before spreading the sauce on the bread.
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