Friday, August 12, 2011

Mac n Cheese

This recipe is a twist on the Deceptively Delicious mac n cheese recipe. I love the idea of hiding the cauliflower in the cheese sauce plus I think it tastes better with it! I have added a few spices to give it more flavor.

Mac N Cheese **you can use reduced fat dairy products to cut back on fat content**

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup cauliflower puree
2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
4 oz. cream cheese
16 oz. elbow macaroni
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp mustard powder
dash cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste

Cook your pasta in salted water according to the directions on the box. Drain and set aside if cheese sauce isn't ready yet.

Spray large saucepan with cooking spray bring to medium heat. Add oil, then flour and cook, stirring until mixture is a thick paste but not really brown. About 1-2 min. Add the milk and stir with whisk for about 3-4 minutes until mixture begins to thicken. Add puree, cheese, cream cheese and seasonings and stir until thick bubbly and smooth. Pour over noodles when ready to serve.

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