Faux Mac and Cheese in a Jar (Induction)

An easy mac and cheese substitute that you can easily take to work and microwave it right in the jar.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1
Author Marye


  • 1 1/2 cups cauliflower broken into small florets
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon of water
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese broken into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon spicy mustard
  • A couple of drops of hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup smoky cheddar or extra sharp cheddar
  • Salt
  • Coarsly ground black pepper


  • Mix the cream, water, mustard, and the hot sauce and put into the bottom of a half pint wide mouth jar.
  • Add a pinch of the cheese and a few crumbles of cream cheese.
  • Add a layer of the raw cauliflower.
  • Add a layer of cheese and cream cheese.
  • Repeat ending with a layer of cheese.
  • Sprinkle with salt and generously add pepper.
  • Cover the top with plastic wrap and then the screw on jar lid.
  • Store in the refrigerator

To Serve

  • Take the lid off.
  • Leave the plastic wrap on and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Shake the jar well.
  • Microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes more - or until as tender as you like.
  • Shake the jar to mix the cheese and sauce.
  • Let sit for 1 minutes.
  • Carefully remove plastic wrap and enjoy


Protein: 11.4