Cauliflower Mac N' Cheese

Cauliflower Mac N' Cheese

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes


4 people

Macaroni and Cheese is a staple comfort food, especially when homemade! It isn’t always the healthiest dish to serve, but simple modifications can help.

Be sneaky! Add some nutrient-dense cauliflower into the prep work of your homemade Mac N’ Cheese. It won’t change the flavor or texture, but it will give you a reason to eat more servings, with less guilt. Dig in!

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Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

  • 1 lb elbow macaroni pasta
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk, microwaved until hot
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • Dash freshly grated nutmeg
  • Dash cayenne pepper (option)
  • 1 head cauliflower, minced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil


  • 1 Heat oven to 375. In a large sauce pan set to medium heat, saute the minced cauliflower, garlic and onion with the butter for about 10 minutes or translucent.
  • 2 Sprinkle the flour over the cauliflower and stir until coated. Meanwhile, microwave the milk with the bay leaf for 1 minute. Slowly add the hot milk, whisking vigorously until well combined.
  • 3 Add salt, cheddar, nutmeg and cayenne. Stir until combined, then taste and add salt to your liking.
  • 4 Place in a baking dish, sprinkle with Parmesan and bake for about 10-15 minutes, or cheese is browned and bubbly. Cool slightly before serving.


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