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    Best Ever Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

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    40 mins

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    colleenfitzgerald_11117846's Note:

    We all know that the best topping for cauliflower is cheese, now you can have both your comfort food and your veggie all in one bowl. Inspired by Jamie Oliver's cauliflower mac & cheese, this one is a creamy, vegetarian dish with hidden veggies for your kids!

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Cook the cauliflower in simmering water until tender. Use a slotted spoon to remove.
    3. 3
      Cut the cauliflower florets into bite size pieces.
    4. 4
      Return water to the boil and cook the pasta in the same water. Drain.
    5. 5
      Combine the melted butter, breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl and set aside.
    6. 6
      Melt the butter in medium sauce pan.
    7. 7
      Add flour mixed with salt, nutmeg and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended.
    8. 8
      Slowly add the milk and cream, stirring continuously until blended.
    9. 9
      Simmer for 2 minutes or until it thickens, stirring constantly.
    10. 10
      Remove from heat and add the cheese, stirring until melted.
    11. 11
      Combine the pasta, cauliflower and cheese sauce and transfer to a buttered casserole dish.
    12. 12
      Top with the breadcrumb mixture.
    13. 13
      Bake for 20 minutes, until the breadcrumbs form a crispy crust.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 28, 2011


      This was good and I got 2yr DS to eat the cauliflower! The crumb topping was a great addition with the parmesan cheese. Will make again. Made for I Recommend Tag.

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    • on June 09, 2011


      Delicious mac 'n cheese. Creamy and good, with a lovely bread crumb topping. The cauliflower was a fun addition to this type of dish. I used all milk instead of part cream but did not miss it. Also used garlic powder along with salt & pepper to season. Yummy, thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Best Ever Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (354 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 972.7
    Calories from Fat 538
    Total Fat 59.8 g
    Saturated Fat 36.7 g
    Cholesterol 178.6 mg
    Sodium 1184.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 76.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
    Sugars 4.6 g
    Protein 33.0 g

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