Sunday, April 6, 2014

Quick Cauliflower Macaroni & Cheese

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All kids love macaroni and cheese, all except mine that is! Anyway, how can we have a blog about fun lunches without my favorite macaroni and cheese recipe?? This one is creamy and delicious, and cooks in minutes in just one pot. My husband proclaims this the best macaroni and cheese ever!

For this recipe I took my favorite Cook's Illustrated 30-Minute meals recipe and used gluten-free pasta, added cauliflower and decreased the cheese slightly. It was a huge hit with my husband and even my kids liked it, which is saying a lot because they are not fans of macaroni and cheese! 

Quick One-Pot Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese
Adapted from Cook's Illustrated 30-Minute Recipe
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 12 ounces Ancient Harvest gluten-free quinoa pasta (or regular pasta)
  • 3 cups cauliflower, chopped (approx. half a head)
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups Monterey jack cheese
  1. Bring water and 1 cup evaporated milk to a simmer.
  2. Add cauliflower and pasta and boil until the macaroni is tender (about 10 minutes)
  3. Mix remaining 1/2 cup milk with cornstarch and dry mustard and add to pot
  4. Simmer mixture for about 1 minute until slightly thickened
  5. Remove from heat and add grated cheese
  6. Stir to combine until cheese is melted
Kid Reviews:

This is delicious!
The little pieces of cauliflower are ok, but the big pieces are not good

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