Cauliflower macaroni cheese

Cauliflower macaroni cheese

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Something for Everyone
Serves
4
Photographer
Ben Dearnley

This dish is a combination of two of my favourites – macaroni cheese and cauliflower cheese. Topped with toasty breadcrumbs … aah, you can make it for me any time! You might like to grate some extra parmesan to pop on your serving for an added flavour hit.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
400g cauliflower florets
200g wholemeal macaroni
20g butter
2 tablespoons plain flour
375ml milk
40g cheddar cheese, grated
25g parmesan cheese, grated
50g fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon olive oil
green salad, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Cook the cauliflower and macaroni in a large saucepan of boiling water for 8–10 minutes, or until both are just tender. Drain and transfer to a large ovenproof baking dish.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually add the milk, stirring over low–medium heat until the sauce thickens. Stir in the cheeses and cook for 1 minute. Pour the sauce over the pasta and cauliflower.
  4. Toss the breadcrumbs in a bowl with the olive oil and scatter over the cauliflower macaroni. Bake in the oven for 15–20 minutes, or until golden on top. Serve with green salad.

Tip

  • If you don’t have wholemeal macaroni or wholemeal breadcrumbs on hand, don’t worry. Regular versions of both will also work perfectly.

Baby’s serve

  • For a younger baby, blend some cauliflower, macaroni and sauce to a smooth consistency, adding as much liquid (water or your baby’s milk) as needed to achieve the desired consistency. For an older baby, chop into small pieces or serve as finger food.

Toddler’s serve

  • Serve as for an older baby.
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