Mac n’ cheese with cauliflower sauce | Dinner Recipes | Heart Foundation NZ

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Here’s a mac and cheese recipe with a healthy spin. Bonus top: the cauliflower cheese sauce in this recipe works well in any recipe needing a cheese sauce.

Get the recipe and full nutritional information on our website: https://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/wellbeing/healthy-recipes/mac-n-cheese-with-cauliflower-sauce

Ingredients (4 serves)

• Half cauliflower, sliced into pieces
• 1 cup grated cheese
• 1 tsp mustard (optional)
• 125g pasta shapes
• 4 cups mixed frozen vegetables
• 1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs

Method

1. Preheat oven to 200°C
2. Bring a large pot of water to the boil
3. Add cauliflower and cook until a fork can be inserted into the cauliflower easily
4. Remove the cauliflower from the water and bring back to the boil
5. Place the drained cauliflower, cheese, mustard and ½-1 cup of the cooking water into a food processor and blend until very smooth
6. Add water to thin the sauce until becomes the consistency of a thick soup
7. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until tender then drain
8. Mix the sauce, pasta and mixed vegetables together and place in a large baking dish
9. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs
10. Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes or until golden brown and steaming hot.

Tip

The cauliflower sauce can be frozen. Make double the quantity by using the whole cauliflower.

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