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Cauli cheese macaroni

Cauli cheese macaroni

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Combining two comfort food favourites, mac 'n' cheese and cauliflower cheese, this is a new classic in the making!

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal713
fat30g
saturates18g
carbs80g
sugars11g
fibre6g
protein28g
salt1.2g
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Ingredients

  • 300g macaroni or rigati
  • 1 small cauliflower , cut into florets
  • 50g butter
  • 50g flour
  • 600ml full-fat milk
  • 140g extra mature cheddar , coarsely grated
  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • small bunch thyme , leaves picked

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the grill to its highest setting and bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Cook the pasta for 4 mins, then add the cauliflower for a further 8 mins. Drain, reserving 100ml of the cooking water.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium pan over a low heat and stir in the flour. Slowly pour in the milk, stirring constantly until it begins to thicken. Bubble for a few mins, then remove from the heat. Add the cheese, the reserved cooking water and seasoning to taste.

  • STEP 3

    Tip the pasta and cauliflower into a large casserole dish and stir through the cheese sauce. Mix together the garlic, breadcrumbs and thyme, and scatter over the top. Grill for 2-3 mins until bubbling.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2016

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