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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7 Responses to Creamy Cauliflower Macaroni

  1. Emily G.

    Holy deliciousness! I was planning to have Velveeta & Shells with dinner tonight, but I think I’ll have to try this way! If only I could cook the cauliflower without the boy seeing it!

  2. mmm that looks so good! I should defiantly try it!

  3. wow this looks awesome!!! how does it compare to a typical mac and cheese recipe? I’d love to try this out

  4. Joy

    Like the cauliflower addition. I’m vegan, so I do vegan versions. YumUniverse created one of my favorites so far: http://www.yumuniverse.com/2011/01/03/yu-remix-dairy-free-gluten-free-and-soy-free-mac-cheese/
    It’s also my non-veg husband’s favorite. When I want to make it “cheesier” (and have some on hand) I’ll stir in a little cheddar-style Daiya vegan cheese. And I feel less guilty when I eat half the batch if I use brown rice or whole wheat pasta. Sadly, I’ve done that even when not training for a marathon….

  5. I made something the other night and over estimated how many elbow noodles I needed, so I had a whole bowl sitting in the fridge I didn’t know what to do with. Perfect timing for this recipe. Mine is baking as we speak, I can’t wait to try it!

  6. that mac and cheese looks to die for!

  7. Patty O

    Definitely going to have to make this little number – I’m drooling right now!

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