Cauliflower Mac ‘n’ Cheese
February 12th, 2013 posted by Rachael Ray
Moms are always looking for healthier recipes to feed to their kids. Make this easy, cheesy cauliflower pasta from Rachael Ray – it will quickly become a new family favorite.
Salt 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets 1 pound whole wheat pasta 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup flour 1 1/2 cups milk 1 cup chicken broth 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Pepper
Ask a GH (Grown-Up Helper) to bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the cauliflower and cook until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Ask your GH to transfer the florets with a slotted spoon to a large bowl. In the same boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente then drain in a colander. Add the pasta to the cauliflower. While the pasta is working, ask your GH to melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Have you GH help you whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute, then whisk in the milk and chicken broth and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cheese. Whisk in the mustard and season with pepper. Stir the cheese sauce into the pasta and cauliflower. Yum-o!