Daily Archives: August 25, 2011

Creamy Cauliflower Macaroni

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Today features another meal created from the Brinkley’s Cookbook!

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With marathon training in full force, this chick is craving some pasta…and cauliflower!

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Which means the creamy cauliflower macaroni is my new favorite meal!

I love to recreate the classic Mac & Cheese and this recipe does just that!

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Creamy Cauliflower Macaroni was added to my cookbook by my dear friend Aileen.

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Instead of using high-fat butter and cream, this healthier mac & cheese highlights pureed cauliflower, vegetable stock and a moderate amount of cheese.

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Cooked cauliflower in a food processor with a little bit of cheese comes out super creamy! Yum!

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It came out of the oven all warm and toasty!

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This is pretty much mac & cheese perfection if you ask me!

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Ingredients:

2 1/2 vegetable stock

1 cauliflower, cut into large pieces

8 oz. whole-wheat elbow macaroni

1/2 cup sharp cheddar

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp dijon mustard

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup whole grain bread crumbs

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How To:

Heat oven to 400*.

Cook cauliflower in stock for 25 minutes. Put cauliflower and stock into food processor. Add sharp cheddar, oil, mustard, salt and pepper. Working in batches.

Boil a pot of salted water (for macaroni). Cook pasta in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse to cool – put pasta in greased baking dish.

Pour sauce over pasta, toss and spread evenly in dish. Top with Parmesan and bread crumbs. Bake 20 minutes and Enjoy!

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What is your favorite way to recreate the classic Mac & Cheese?

Do you have a go-to recipe that you LOVE? Please share!

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