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Cauliflower macaroni cheese

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

Cauliflower macaroni cheese recipe 


  • 300g rigatoni or penne
  • 1 small cauliflower (sliced into florets)
  • 200ml crème fraîche
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 175g grated red Leicester cheese
  • 2 tomatoes (cut into rough wedges)
  • Breadcrumbs (1 crust, grated, is more than enough)



  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the pasta and bring back to the boil. Cook for a couple of minutes. Tip in the cauliflower and cook for a further 8 to 10 minutes until both are tender. Drain and put aside. Preheat your grill.
  2. Put the crème fraîche, mustard and most of the cheese (keeping back a good handful) into the pasta pan. Stir and warm through over a low heat, just until the cheese starts to melt.
  3. Tip the pasta and the cauliflower into the cheese sauce and gently stir together. Season to taste. Transfer to a flameproof dish, scatter the tomatoes over the top, then the rest of the cheese, mixed with some of the breadcrumbs. Grill for about 5 minutes until it is brown and bubbling.


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