Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Recipe

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Recipe

How To Make Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Whip up classic mac and cheese with a healthier twist! Made with cauliflower for added nutrition combined with cheddar and cream cheese for more richness.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • cupselbow macaroni
  • ½cupcauliflower florets
  • cooking spray
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1tbspall purpose flour
  • ½cupmilk
  • cupscheddar cheese,shredded
  • 8ozcream cheese,(½ package)
  • ½tspsalt
  • tspground black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally for 8 minutes until tender yet firm to the bite. Drain.

  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam for 5 to 6 minutes until tender.

  3. Place cauliflower in a blender or food processor; blend until smooth.

  4. Coat a large saucepan with non-stick cooking spray; place over medium heat. Add oil and flour; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes until thick paste forms. Add milk; cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes until mixture thickens.

  5. Mix cauliflower, Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, salt, and pepper into milk mixture; stir until sauce is smooth. Fold macaroni into sauce.

  6. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 621.10kcal
  • Fat: 43.27g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.82g
  • Trans Fat: 0.58g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.76g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.58g
  • Fiber: 1.60g
  • Sugar: 4.81g
  • Protein: 21.83g
  • Cholesterol: 115.91mg
  • Sodium: 546.91mg
  • Calcium: 436.01mg
  • Potassium: 287.00mg
  • Iron: 0.99mg
  • Vitamin A: 351.75µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.45mg
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