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Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Gluten-Free, Sides, Special Diets, Vegetarian, Year Round

Hide an entire head of cauliflower in this classic comfort food. Not only does this meatless dish provide 15 grams of protein per serving, it is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin C!

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces brown rice penne; such as Tinkyada™ brand
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 1 cup 1% milk or favorite milk alternative
  • 10 ounces shredded 2% sharp cheddar cheese, split
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

Directions

Serves

8

1Cook pasta per package directions & drain.
2While pasta boils, steam (or microwave) cauliflower florets until tender, about 6-8 minutes.
3With hand blender, puree cauliflower and milk until creamy. Stir in pasta, 8 ounces of cheese and salt until well combined and looks like mac & cheese.
4Set broiler to High.
5Place mixture in baking dish. Evenly sprinkle remaining cheese on top and broil for 5 minutes until golden and bubbly.
6Note: Great with BBQ chicken or tofu & sautéed kale.

Nutritional Facts for Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

1 cup

8

Daily Value %*

15%

7%

12%

3%

17%

16%

12%

30%

2%

60%

20%

6%

* Daily Value % based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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