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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Comments, questions and tips

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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
donnarattray
23rd Nov, 2011
3.05
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
14th Nov, 2011
4.05
Great comfort food, I served with a couple of rashers of grilled bacon.
Frantic Flapjack
7th Nov, 2011
5.05
This was fabulous and the ultimate comfort food. It actually looked much better than the picture. Served with a mixed salad and sausages.
bethocallaghan
6th Oct, 2011
5.05
Nice contrast between the cauliflower and pasta.
felicityhm
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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