Cauliflower Pasta and Cheese Gratin

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  • In a heavy-bottomed medium-size saucepan, melt the 1/4 cup butter, whisk in the thyme, nutmeg, fresh garlic, cayenne pepper and black pepper; whisk/mix for 2 minutes.
  • Add/whisk in the flour, mix for 2-3 minutes.
  • Slowly add/whisk in the half and half cream; whisk on med-low heat, until a light boil and thick; reduce heat to low, contine to whisk and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add in the grated cheddar, Parmesan cheese, green onion and the Dijon mustard (if using); mix until all the cheese has melted; season with salt and more black pepper to taste.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
  • Mix together the sauce, cooked pasta and the cooked, drained cauliflower; toss to combine.
  • Transfer and spread the mixture into a prepared greased baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, 1-2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese and the melted butter.
  • Sprinkle over the cauliflower mixture in the baking pan.
  • Bake for 20 22 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
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