Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 30 min 6
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
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1/2 cup Bread crumbs, plain
1 tbsp Butter, salted (melted)
1/2 medium head Cauliflower (cut into florets)
1 cup, shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
3 tbsp Parsley, fresh
1 cup Partly skimmed milk, 1% M.F.
450 gm Pasta, Penne, dry
1/2 tsp Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Bring salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until al dente.

Steam the cauliflower until soft, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a blender along with a few tablespoons of the steaming liquid. Puree the cauliflower, adding more steaming liquid to thin the puree if necessary.

In a medium size casserole dish, combine the pasta and hot cauliflower puree. Add the milk, both cheeses, parsley, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

In a small bowl, mix the butter and breadcrumbs with your fingers until it resembles damp sand. Sprinkle across the top of the pasta mixture, then place the dish in the oven for about 20 minutes until the top is crispy and the sauce is bubbling.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 448
Calories from fat 107
Calories from saturated fat 59
Total Fat 11.9 g
Saturated Fat 6.6 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.9 g
Cholesterol 32 mg
Sodium 421 mg
Potassium 431 mg
Total Carbohydrate 68 g
Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
Sugars 5.8 g
Protein 19.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 3.0
Milk 0.2
Milk Alternative 0.5
Vegetables 0.9

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