Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower Recipe

Looking for an easy Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower recipe? Learn how to make Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by erinn_como

Makes 6 servings



From Real Simple; Hands-On Time: 15m, Total Time: 45m

Recipe Ingredients for Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower

12 ounces whole wheat elbow macaroni
1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
4 slices multigrain bread, torn
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 onion, finely chopped
6 ounces grated Cheddar cheese (extra sharp - 1 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 cups reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup lowfat milk
1 tbsp Dijon mustard

Recipe Directions for Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower

  1. Heat oven to 400 F. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, adding the cauliflower during the last 3 minutes of cooking time; drain.

  2. Meanwhile, pulse the bread in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. Add the parsley, 2 tablespoons of the oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and pulse to combine; set aside.

  3. Return the pasta pot to medium heat and add the remaining tablespoon of oil. Add the onion, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, just until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Mix in the pasta, cauliflower, cheese, sour cream, milk, and mustard.

  4. Transfer to a shallow 3-quart baking dish, sprinkle with the bread crumbs, and bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 257.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
584
Calories from Fat
272
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
30.2g
46%
Saturated Fat
14.9g
74%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Sodium
387mg
16%
Potassium
500mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
58.2g
19%
Dietary Fiber
4.8g
19%
Sugars
5.8g
Protein
20.6g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 35% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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