Cauliflower & macaroni cheese

Cauliflower & macaroni cheese

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

What do you get if you add cauliflower, cheese and macaroni? Comfort food heaven

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
446
protein
19g
carbs
57g
fat
17g
saturates
10g
fibre
2g
sugar
7g
salt
0.68g

Ingredients

  • 250g macaroni
  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into pieces
  • 25g butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tsp English mustard powder
  • 450ml milk
  • 100g cheddar, grated

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Method

  1. Cook the macaroni following pack instructions, adding the cauliflower for the final 4 mins.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan, then stir in the flour and mustard powder and cook for 2 mins. Gradually add the milk, stirring all the time to get a smooth sauce. Add three-quarters of the cheese and some seasoning to the sauce.
  3. Drain the macaroni and cauliflower and stir into the cheese sauce. Transfer to an ovenproof dish, then sprinkle over the remaining cheese and flash under a hot grill until golden and bubbling. Serve with a green salad, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2011

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gammons's picture

I always steam the cauliflower and cook the macaroni underneath at the same time. This also works well with broccoli or a mixture of the two. Great for getting the kids to eat cauliflower and broccoli.

katie_besson's picture
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easy and tasty mac and cheese recipe, went out all creamy and cheesy. yumm yumm

ail4978's picture
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Great weekday dish I make this with half cauli half broccoli, sometimes add smoked bacon favourite quick meal

winnie810's picture
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Despite all the good comments I found this very bland. I added tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic and this helped pep it up a bit.

horseydollops's picture
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Loved this and topped with sliced vine tomatoes a scattering of pumpkin seeds and cashel blue cheese which added a wow factor!

menghis1's picture
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forgot to rate

menghis1's picture
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A good basic mac n cheese recipe, to use as you wish. I didn't use any cauliflower, I used about 300g of pasta instead of the 250g. I used cheese and bread crumbs for top and served with corn on cob and a rocket salad. Delicious-I’m in danger of eating the lot. So simple!

beclam's picture
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Really liked this, my 18mnth old demolished it!

seramol's picture
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I added some breadcrumbs and slices of tomatoes on top. It was really nice.

alisonpg's picture
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Quick and easy meal, adding the cauliflower for 4 minutes resulted in perfectly cooked cauliflower and the cheesy sauce was great for a winter comfort meal! I didn't have macaroni, so just used pasta quills. I finished it off under the grill. Delicious.

copernico149's picture

Think it would be best to steam the cauliflower seperately. Otherwise a good and inexpensive meal with some meat or fish and a green salad.

Sooty

copernico149's picture

Think it would be best to steam the cauliflower seperately. Otherwise a good and inexpensive meal with some meat or fish and a green salad.

Sooty

donnarattray's picture
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I tried this but I prefer either macaroni or cauliflower - the two together wasn't great. I also prefer my cauliflower more cooked through than this.
I like cauliflower cheese with a chunk of home-made wholemeal bread and butter.

eleanormayo's picture
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Great comfort food, I served with a couple of rashers of grilled bacon.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was fabulous and the ultimate comfort food. It actually looked much better than the picture. Served with a mixed salad and sausages.

bethocallaghan's picture
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Nice contrast between the cauliflower and pasta.

felicityhm's picture

I do this but with bacon added also and it's delicious. Make sure you mix the sauce in with the macaroni too. Not sure why they haven't done that in the picture!

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