Cauliflower & macaroni cheese

Cauliflower & macaroni cheese

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


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



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

  • 25g butter



    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



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

  • 100g cheddar, grated



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


  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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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
23rd Nov, 2011
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.
14th Nov, 2011
Great comfort food, I served with a couple of rashers of grilled bacon.
Frantic Flapjack
7th Nov, 2011
This was fabulous and the ultimate comfort food. It actually looked much better than the picture. Served with a mixed salad and sausages.
6th Oct, 2011
Nice contrast between the cauliflower and pasta.
29th Sep, 2011
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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