Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Posted 2018-04-03 by finyfollow

I love cheese in baking and I like macaroni, and wanted something that was just a tad more healthy than just plain macaroni.

So I added cauliflower to this recipe and it was very tasty and had at least a vegetable in it!

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients
2 cups cauliflower
225 g macaroni
4 tbsp butter
4 tbsp flour
1¼ cups milk
¾ cup cream
½ tsp salt -optional
Pepper
¼ tsp nutmeg
2 cups cheese, grated

For the crust
3 tbsp butter, melted
¾ cup breadcrumbs
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Method
  • Preheat the oven to 200°/180° fan forced.

  • For the crust
  • Combine the melted butter, breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in a bowl and set aside.


  • For the macaroni
  • Cook the cauliflower in water until almost tender, and then remove and cut into bite sized pieces when cool enough - do not throw out the water.

  • Return the water to the boil, and cook the pasta in the same water. Drain.

  • Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan.

  • Add the flour mixed with salt, nutmeg and pepper, and stir until well blended.

  • Slowly add the milk and cream, stirring continuously, until blended.

  • Simmer for about 2 minutes or until it thickens.

  • Remove from the heat and add the cheese, stirring until it is melted.

  • Combine the pasta, cauliflower and cheese sauce and transfer into a buttered casserole dish.


  • Top with the breadcrumb mixture, and some extra cheese - optional.

  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until the breadcrumbs for a crispy crust - serve.


  • Categories
    #dinner
    #lunch
    #snack
    #make_ahead
    #children
    #family
    #mac_and_cheese
    #macaroni
    #easy
    #cauliflower

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    229295 - 2023-07-17 10:52:25

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