Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mac N Cheese with cauliflower

When I came across this recipe, I knew I had to make it! Since mac n cheese lacks a major part of my husband's diet (PROTEIN!), I tested out this dish on my girlfriend Leah. It was the perfect post-yoga meal for us :-). I changed the original recipe quite a bit and it turned out delicious!

Ingredients
2 cups of your choice pasta, I used garden variety shells
1 head cauliflower, chopped into bit sized pieces (like you'd see on a veggie tray)
1 cup Italian style bread crumbs
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 cup onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups grated extra-sharp Cheddar
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup milk
Basil leaves




1. Boil and cook the pasta according to the package. Add the cauliflower pieces for the last 3 minutes of cooking.
2. Drain the pasta/cauliflower and return to pot. 
3. In a separate pan cook 1 tbsp olive oil, the onion, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper on medium for 5-7 min or until the onion is soft. 
4. Add the milk, cheese and sour cream and stir until completely mixed. Now mix the cheese mixture with the cooked pasta/cauliflower
5. In a separate bowl, mix the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil with the breadcrumbs. The mixture will get "clumpy" but stir until even
5. Pour the pasta mixture into a full size greased baking dish and cover with breadcrumbs. Sprinkle with basil leaves and cook for 12-15 minutes at 400 degrees.
6. Let cool and enjoy!!




10 comments:

Navigating North said...

Dam delicious! You OWN that kitchen girl!! The future kids (no pressure or anything...) are gonna be happy their momma's got it goin on!

Mrs. T said...

Oooooh... YUM!!! Your recipes always look amazing!!

Amanda Maggio said...

yummy! gotta try that!

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

Sounds fabulous! I love that you used cauliflower!

Becca
http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

trininista said...

Looks delish.

xo katrina said...

this looks yummy! there's nothing like mac n cheese from scratch.

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness!!! I'm making that the day I get back from my honeymoon!!! Can't eat any of that right now due to the damn diet I am on!!!!

Emily said...

Love your blog! So sweet. Following. :)
x

Meredith said...

This looks so great! I'm loving everything on your blog!!

Heather from wearetheholdens.blogspot.com said...

I can't wait to try this recipe. My kids I'm hoping will like it...great twist on mac n' cheese.

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