This meal is one of my favorites because it doesn't take very long to make and it is so delicious. With the weather getting cooler, mac & cheese is the perfect comfort food. What makes this meal healthier is the cauliflower and rice pasta. It is completely gluten-free and extra cheesy. Enjoy!
Cauliflower Mac & Cheese
3 cups rice macaroni pasta
2 cups cauliflower florets
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons gluten-free flour
1 cup half and half, or milk
2 ounces cream cheese
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Greyer cheese
pinch of sea salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Cook the pasta according to the directions on the bag. Steam the cauliflower until soft.
Melt the butter in a pot and whisk in the flour until browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the half and half/milk. Whisk constantly until thickened, add cream cheese, mustard, and garlic powder, about 2 minutes.
Stir in the Greyer cheese and half of the cheddar until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Stir in the cauliflower and macaroni until coated. Pour into a baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
Bake until bubbly, about 12-15 minutes. Serve immediately (don't worry, you won't have leftovers ;) )
I hope you have enjoyed this recipe! I look forward to sharing some more of my favorite recipes with you.
Until next time,