Cauli cheese macaroni

Cauli cheese macaroni

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal713
  • fat30g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs80g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre6g
  • protein28g
  • salt1.2g
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Ingredients

  • 300g macaroni or rigati
  • 1 small cauliflower, cut into florets
    Cauliflower

    Cauliflower

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

  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

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

  • 50g flour
    Flour

    Flour

    fl-ow-er

    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 600ml full-fat milk

    Milk

    mill-k

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

  • 140g extra mature cheddar, coarsely grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • small bunch thyme, leaves picked

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

Method

  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.

  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.

  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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angel722
28th Mar, 2017
5.05
Very filling and very very tasty! A week time fav
Evey85
12th Mar, 2017
5.05
Great recipe and easy to make
Memetimms
17th Oct, 2016
5.05
Big hit with the kids. I will definitely be making this again.
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