Cauliflower, macaroni and cheese

By adding cauliflower to your macaroni cheese you increase your fibre intake - and reduce the overall carbohydrate value of this tasty classic.

Grilled macaroni cheese recipe with cauliflower
SERVES 4
TIME TO MAKE 15 - 30 mins
MEAL TYPE Lunch
SERVES 4
TIME TO MAKE 15 - 30 mins
MEAL TYPE Lunch

Method

  1. Bring milk to a simmer
  2. Dissolve the cornflour in a little water and gradually stir into the simmering milk while stirring until thickened 
  3. Add the cheese and continue to heat until melted then remove from heat
  4. Meanwhile cook the macaroni in unsalted boiling water until al dente
  5. Drain and set aside
  6. Cook the cauliflower in boiling water until tender
  7. Drain and allow to cool
  8. Chop the cauliflower into small pieces
  9. Mix together the cheese sauce, pasta and cooked cauliflower

Tip

At this point you can refrigerate until ready to serve or place in a pre-heated oven with a sprinkle of breadcrumbs over the top to serve immediately.  

To serve individual servings quickly place a 225g serving in a microwave proof dish and heat according to your microwave, then sprinkle with breadcrumbs and grill until golden brown

  • 1½ cups
    reduced fat milk
  • 2 tbsp
    cornflour
  • ½ cup
    Edam cheese, grated
  • 125 g
    pasta shapes
  • ½ cup
    cauliflower
Per serve
  • Energy
    776kJ
  • Total Fat
    4.5g
  • Saturated Fat
    2.8g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    25g
  • Sugars
    5.1g
  • Total Fat
    1.8g
  • Sodium
    139mg

Method

  1. Bring milk to a simmer
  2. Dissolve the cornflour in a little water and gradually stir into the simmering milk while stirring until thickened 
  3. Add the cheese and continue to heat until melted then remove from heat
  4. Meanwhile cook the macaroni in unsalted boiling water until al dente
  5. Drain and set aside
  6. Cook the cauliflower in boiling water until tender
  7. Drain and allow to cool
  8. Chop the cauliflower into small pieces
  9. Mix together the cheese sauce, pasta and cooked cauliflower

Tip

At this point you can refrigerate until ready to serve or place in a pre-heated oven with a sprinkle of breadcrumbs over the top to serve immediately.  

To serve individual servings quickly place a 225g serving in a microwave proof dish and heat according to your microwave, then sprinkle with breadcrumbs and grill until golden brown