Clarissa Johal: #MeatlessMonday - Homemade Macaroni & Cheese with Cauliflower #vegetarian

Monday, September 26, 2016

#MeatlessMonday - Homemade Macaroni & Cheese with Cauliflower #vegetarian

Yet another recipe to hide incorporate vegetables into the diets of my teens. This one was well-received. You can't taste the cauliflower - if you're brave, add broccoli for color and a nutritional boost. You can even add Morningstar Farms recipe crumbles to make it a one-dish meal.


Photo courtesy of Su-lin via Flickr
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower

8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
2 cups chopped cauliflower, cooked
1/4 cup butter
2-1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3 cups milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook macaroni, drain and pour into baking dish.
Chop cauliflower (and broccoli, if you wish) into very small pieces. Parboil until tender. Drain and add to macaroni.

In a saucepan, melt butter and whisk in flour to form a roux. Slowly whisk in milk until blended. Whisk in Cheddar cheese until smooth. Cook until mixture thickens. Pour over macaroni/vegetable mixture.

Top with Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 375F for about 30 minutes or until top is slightly browned and bubbly.

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