Mac n’ cheese with cauliflower sauce

Here's a mac and cheese recipe with a healthy spin. Bonus tip: the cauliflower cheese sauce in this recipe works well in any recipe needing a cheese sauce.

Mac n cheese with cauliflower sauce
SERVES4
TIME TO MAKE45 - 1 hour
MEAL TYPEDinner
TIME TO MAKE45 - 1 hour
MEAL TYPEDinner

Try making this healthier macaroni cheese recipe. Follow the steps in the video.

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C
  2. Bring a large pot of water to the boil
  3. Add cauliflower and cook until a fork can be inserted into the cauliflower easily
  4. Remove the cauliflower from the water and bring back to the boil
  5. Place the drained cauliflower, cheese, mustard and ½-1 cup of the cooking water into a food processor and blend until very smooth
  6. Add water to thin the sauce until becomes the consistency of a thick soup
  7. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until tender then drain
  8. Mix the sauce, pasta and mixed vegetables together and place in a large baking dish
  9. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs
  10. Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes or until golden brown and steaming hot.

Tip

The cauliflower sauce can be frozen. Make double the quantity by using the whole cauliflower.

  • Half 
    cauliflower, sliced into pieces
  • 1 cup
    grated cheese
  • 1 tsp
    mustard (optional)
  • 125g 
    pasta shapes
  • 4 cups
    mixed frozen vegetables
  • 1/4 cup
    dried breadcrumbs
Per serve
  • Energy
    1245kJ
  • Total Fat
    8.4g
  • Saturated Fat
    4.6g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    38.1g
  • Sugars
    10.3g
  • Dietary Fibre
    11.6g
  • Sodium
    240mg