6Ingredients
1080Calories
40Minutes

This macaroni and cheese gets a serving of vegetables with the addition of cauliflower. Since it has a mild flavor, cauliflower is the perfect vegetable to mix into a dish like macaroni and cheese and is a great way to get the kids to eat more vegetables without really knowing it. This recipe only requires 6 ingredients and comes together in about 40 minutes for a simple dinner for any day of the week.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cauliflower (fresh or frozen, thawed)
  • 250 grams macaroni (or short pasta)
  • 120 grams shredded cheddar cheese
  • 45 grams grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley

Directions

  1. Chop the cauliflower into small portions.
  2. Boil the water on the stove and add the pasta, salt, and the cauliflower. Let the pasta cook until it is “al dente.”
  3. As the pasta is cooking, place another heat-proof pot on top of the first pot and add the cream and cheese into it. Let the cheese melt with the heat and vapor from the second pot. Once the cheese has completely melted, add the chopped parsley and stir.
  4. Set the pot with the cheese aside, strain the cauliflower and pasta, and save 1/2 cup of the water used to cook the pasta.
  5. Place the pot with the cheese on the stove (over low-medium heat), add the pasta and cauliflower into the pot, and mix everything together.
  6. Add the 1/2 cup of saved water into the pot, mix everything together again and serve.
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NutritionView more

1080Calories
Sodium33%DV790mg
Fat86%DV56g
Protein86%DV44g
Carbs34%DV103g
Fiber24%DV6g

PER SERVING *

Calories1080Calories from Fat500
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat56g86%
Saturated Fat33g165%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol180mg60%
Sodium790mg33%
Potassium770mg22%
Protein44g86%
Calories from Fat500
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate103g34%
Dietary Fiber6g24%
Sugars7g14%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Jacquelyn Y. 6 Jun 2015
I am a huge macaroni and cheese fan, as it seems to be the only thing that my kids want to eat. Adding the cauliflower to it was a genius idea to get them to eat their vegetables. It was extra cheesy and the cauliflower added a great taste to it. Giving this recipe 5 stars and plan to make it over and over again.