Everyone loves mac and cheese and everyone loves cauliflower cheese, so hey presto! Cauliflower Mac and Cheese! If you’re needing a tasty, comforting dinner this week, knock this easy and totally affordable dish up in no time!
I used penne pasta for this, but just use any pasta you have in your pantry. I also like to add tomatoes on top, as this cuts through the very cheesy creaminess. You could even add crispy pancetta through the sauce or caramelised onions to give extra flavour.
Recipe (serves 2)
150g of pasta (any shape you prefer)
Half of a medium cauliflower, cut into florets
2 tsp dijon mustard
100g cheddar, grated
75g Parmesan, greated
Half a mozzarella ball, torn into chunks
150g tomatoes (cherry or large), cut in half / slices
a little dried oregano
Salt and pepper
Bring a large pan of water to the boil and season with salt. Add your pasta and cauliflower and cook for 10-12 minutes. Drain, put back into the pan and set aside. Next, make your sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan and then stir in the flour. Slowly add in the milk, stirring constantly until you get a smooth sauce (you might need more milk if too thick, you be the judge!). Bring it to a simmer, then stir in the mustard, some salt and pepper and all the cheeses. Stir well and remove from the heat. Add the sauce to the pasta and cauliflower and mix well. Pop into a large baking dish or individual ones and top with the tomatoes, a little sprinkle of oregano and some more salt and pepper.
Bake in the oven at 1800c for 20 minutes until brown and bubbling.
Serve piping hot and enjoy!