Cauliflower Mac n Cheese – Soo Good!

I teased you yesterday with this, well today I get to share it 🙂 Cauliflower Mac n Cheese. Yes, you got that right! This recipe is beyond awesome! It’s on the lighter side of mac n cheese but it’s soo good! Cauliflower is really a great ingredient. It has a very mild flavor yet it’s soo good for you! And I have to admit, this is the best and simplest mac n cheese I’ve ever had! Sooo tasty! 🙂

Here’s how to make it:

Cauliflower puree: Cut the cauliflower into florets and discard the core. Bring a saucepan with 1/2 in of water to boil and steam, covered, for 8-10 mins or until tender. Drain and transfer to a food processor. Blend for 2mins or until smooth. To make it creamy just add a tsp of water to the food processor 🙂

Cauliflower Mac n Cheese

Serves 2 or 4 as a side


  • 3/4 cup elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 1/4 cup cauliflower puree
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar (reduced fat)
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • pepper to taste

Directions: Cook pasta according to package. Drain and set aside. Spray the same pod with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add the oil and then flour and stir constantly for about a minute until the mixture resembles a thick paste but don’t let it brown! Add the milk and let it cook for 3-4 mins until it thickens up (stirring occasionally). Add the cauliflower puree, cheeses and continue to stir until everything is melted and the sauce is smooth. Add the pasta and serve 🙂

Recipe from: Deceptively Delicious



  1. That looks fantastic! Definitely have to try this!

  2. Wow!
    This recipe sounds delicious and looks amazing… 🙂

  3. foodlibations says:

    OMG, this looks so yummy. Going to try to make it.

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