Cauliflower & macaroni cheese

Cauliflower & macaroni cheese

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
What do you get if you add cauliflower, cheese and macaroni? Comfort food heaven

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal446
  • fat17g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein19g
  • salt0.68g
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Ingredients

  • 250g macaroni
  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into pieces
    Cauliflower

    Cauliflower

    coll-ee-fl-ow-ah

    A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tsp English mustard powder
  • 450ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 100g cheddar, grated
    Cheddar

    Cheddar

    Ched-ah

    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

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.

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katie_besson
2nd Oct, 2012
5.05
easy and tasty mac and cheese recipe, went out all creamy and cheesy. yumm yumm
Maz001
25th Sep, 2012
5.05
Great weekday dish I make this with half cauli half broccoli, sometimes add smoked bacon favourite quick meal
winnie810
13th Jul, 2012
2.05
Despite all the good comments I found this very bland. I added tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic and this helped pep it up a bit.
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Mary Miller
8th Jun, 2012
4.05
Loved this and topped with sliced vine tomatoes a scattering of pumpkin seeds and cashel blue cheese which added a wow factor!
menghis1
4th Jun, 2012
5.05
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menghis1
4th Jun, 2012
5.05
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
28th Apr, 2012
5.05
Really liked this, my 18mnth old demolished it!
seramol
8th Feb, 2012
5.05
I added some breadcrumbs and slices of tomatoes on top. It was really nice.
alisonpg
3rd Jan, 2012
5.05
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
11th Dec, 2011
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

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