Want to spice up an old classic? Or how about just add a little bit more veggies into your diet? Check out our quick and easy recipe for cauliflower mac n'cheese!

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Cauliflower Mac n' Cheese

Prep: 5 mins          Cook: 35 mins         Total: 40 mins

Serves 4

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INGREDIENTS


Cauliflower Base

6-8 cups cauliflower (try using purple or yellow cauliflower for some added fun!)

1/2 medium onion diced

2 cloves garlic finely chopped

3/4 cup elbow macaroni noodles (optional)

2 slices bacon thick cut (optional)

Cheese Sauce

2 tbsp butter

1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

salt and pepper to taste

 


INSTRUCTIONS

Cauliflower Base

  1. Heat a skillet on medium heat and preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Dice the bacon and separate the cauliflower into "macaroni" sized pieces. This can be done by hand, but you can also use a knife. Dice the onion / finely chop the garlic.

  3. *If using bacon, cook the the bacon, onion and garlic in a skillet. If not using bacon, set aside garlic and onion to add in later.*

  4. Boil the cauliflower for approximately five minutes or until slightly tender. You'll want to cauliflower to be slightly undercooked so that it cooks the remainder of the way in the oven.

  5. *If using noodles, boil elbow macaroni until slightly undercooked. The noodles will cook the rest of the way while in the oven.* 

  6. Strain cauliflower and noodles.

 

Cheese Sauce

  1. Combine butter, cheddar cheese (1 cup), and heavy cream in a small saucepan. Cook on low heat until everything is melted and combined. Season with salt and pepper.

 

Bake

  1. Place the cauliflower, onion, garlic, (bacon and/or noodles) into a large baking dish. 

  2. Pour the cheese sauce over top and mix everything together with a spoon.

  3. (Optional: Top with the extra cheddar cheese, and bread crumbs for a crisp topping)

  4. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes and then broil for 3-5 minutes to crisp up the topping. Enjoy!


Try enjoying this recipe without the noodles for a cheesy cauliflower dish!

 

*To better disguise cauliflower for serving to picky eaters, use a food processor, blender or cheese grater to get that cauliflower chopped up nice and fine.*

 

Stop by our booth at the Henry County Fair, Saturday July 15th from 1-4pm for a sample! We will also be handing out Kohlrabi Apple Slaw!