Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets

1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets

1 (14.5 oz.) can Muir Glen® Organic Diced Tomatoes

1 (14.5 oz.) can Muir Glen® Organic Diced Tomatoes

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

2 Tablespoons flour

2 Tablespoons flour

5 Tablespoons butter, divided

5 Tablespoons butter, divided

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup milk

1 cup milk

3 cups Gruyere or Swiss cheese

3 cups Gruyere or Swiss cheese

1/2 cup Parmesan

1/2 cup Parmesan

1 cup Sour cream

1 cup Sour cream

1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard (opt.)

1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard (opt.)

1 pound penne

1 pound penne

1 cup breadcrumbs

1 cup breadcrumbs

Salt and pepper

Salt and pepper
Prep time: 40 minutes PT0H40M  |  Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes PT1H30M
Serves 8
Sautéed cauliflower adds some depth and texture to a classic macaroni and cheese. By Nick Evans of Macheesmo.
 

Preparation & Directions

  1. Boil the cauliflower florets in a large pot of salted water for 3 minutes, until tender but still crisp. Remove cauliflower with a slotted spoon, but keep the water to make the pasta in!
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sauté cauliflower for five minutes. Add Muir Glen® Diced Tomatoes and onions. Cook for a few minutes to combine flavors.
  3. Cook your pasta in the cauliflower water. Drain and set aside.
  4. In a separate pan, make your roux by melting 2 tablespoons butter and whisking in 2 tablespoons flour. Cook for a few minutes and then slowly whisk in your cream and milk. The mixture should thicken nicely.
  5. Add your cheese and stir until melted, then add sour cream, 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  6. Stir the cauliflower mixture and cooked pasta in with the cheese sauce. Combine well.
  7. Pour into a buttered 13X9 baking dish. Top with breadcrumbs and the rest of the Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 40 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.