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Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Cauliflower Mac

I’m behind on posts… But above is the cauliflower mac and cheese I made a couple weekends ago.

Recipe is originally from Serious Eats, with some modifications:

1 head cauliflower, roughly cut
2 cups chicken
12 ounces macaroni
1 cup cup grated cheese, such as cheddar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese + 1/2 cup cheese of the type above
1/2 cup panko

1. Preheat the oven to 400F
2. Boil the cauliflower until soft, 15-20 minutes (don’t overboil or it starts to smell funny…) then move it to a food processor
3. Cook the macaroni for 5 minutes (partially cook)
4. Puree the cauliflower with cheese, oil, mustard and nutmeg. Add stoc to make a thick sauce. (Mine was a bit too thick…)
4. Transfer pasta to a 9in square baking dish, pour califlower sauce over
5. Top with breadcrumbs, parmesan and any extra cheese
6. Bake until brown and bubbly, approx 30 minutes

Fava and Artichoke Pasta


This picture is underexposed.

But it’s a picture of fava and artichoke pasta, made roughly following this recipe. I used way less breadcrumbs than the receipe called for. Also, I added some lemon zest and thinly sliced mint over the top once it came off the stove. It was more mild flavored than things I tend to make, but I liked it. Would make again!