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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Cheesy and comforting, cauliflower mac and cheese is one of the tastiest ways to eat your vegetables. Recipe source: Michigan State University Extension

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Servings: 7
Ingredients Click the play button next to each ingredient for How-To Videos
  • 1 pound short Whole Wheat Pasta (like Rotini or Elbow Macaroni)
  • 8 cups Water
  • 1 1/2 cups Non-fat or Low Fat Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/4 cup Cooking Oil
  • 1 cup Low Fat Cheese
  • 2 cups Cauliflower, cut in small pieces
  1. Fill a pot with 6 cups of water and bring to a boil.  Once the water is boiling, add pasta and cook for 8 minutes.
  2. Drain pasta and fill the same pot with 2 cups of water, bring to a boil.
  3. Place cauliflower in the boiling water and cook until the florets are soft (about 4 minutes). Drain cauliflower.
  4. Place the cooked cauliflower, ½ cup milk and garlic salt in a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. In a separate pot, heat oil. Add the flour and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Add cup of milk and cook the mixture until it bubbles and thickens. Add the cheese and cauliflower and mix.
  6. Once the mixture is complete, remove from heat. Add the pasta back into the sauce and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/7 of recipe % Daily Value
Calories 409
Fat 10 g 13%
Saturated Fat 2 g 10%
Cholesterol 4 mg 1%
Sodium 136 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 66 g 24%
Fiber 6 g 21%
Sugars 0 g
Protein 18 g 36%
Ingredient Nutrition Info

Cauliflower is a high source of vitamin C.

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