This Cheesy Macaroni Cauliflower Bake is so easy to make. It’s a healthy spin on my favorite of all time, macaroni and cheese. This recipe was inspired by one on another blog, along with maybe another I found online. I’ve been making this recipe for about a decade now.
Measurements are approximate, when given. This made about four to five servings. It’s a great way to use cauliflower and add a vegetable to this popular meal. It’s also versatile in that you can change the type of pasta or other spices as needed.
Cheesy Macaroni Cauliflower Bake
About this Recipe
This is a great recipe and I have recently made it again after taking a hiatus for a few years. It’s really well balanced and I like it as a way to use up excess cauliflower. We recently had a lot of cauliflower from our CSA box so this recipe worked out great to use it up.
• 1 to 2 C Whole Wheat Pasta
• 1 Bag Frozen Cauliflower (cooked & chopped up)
• 1 Chicken Bouillon Cube (cook it in the water with the pasta)
• Splash of Milk
• Splash of Olive Oil
• 1 Tbs Mustard
• 3/4 C Sharp Cheddar Cheese (shredded or cubed)
• 1/4 C Parmesan Cheese
• Black Pepper (to taste)
• Paprika (to taste)
• Garlic (to taste)
• Onion Powder (to taste)
• Bread Crumbs (for topping)
Cauliflower Cheese Bake
Cook pasta with bouillon cube, then drain. Alternately add the bouillon cube separate for more flavor. Cook cauliflower, drain and chop. The last time I actually just mashed it briefly with a potato masher.
Then mix all of the ingredients together. Pour into pan lightly greased with olive oil. Top with bread crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until top is slightly browned. Enjoy!
I also topped mine with some fresh parsley. If you do not have fresh you could use dried parsley, I would recommend adding it directly into the recipe before baking.
Cauliflower Baked Mac and Cheese
This cheesy cauliflower bake is not only a good source of protein and carbohydrates but it’s also tasty. I like that it’s easy to make and stores well for a leftover.
You could even freeze it for later if you want. It doesn’t take long to make or cook it either. Usually we eat the whole thing up within a day or two so there isn’t much for leftovers. It fits well in an 8 by 8 pan.
Cheese Cauliflower Bake
The ingredients are common and should be easily found at the grocery store as well. This meal goes over pretty well for our entire family. We tend to eat it alone but you could add sides to this recipe if you desire such as fruit on the side or a salad.
Questions on this recipe? Please comment below.
*This post was originally published in 2011 and has been updated and republished for accuracy and comprehensiveness.