Super Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Jesus Published: March 1, 2021 Modified: June 17, 2021
Super Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

How To Make Super Macaroni and Cheese

Incredibly delicious and low in fat, this macaroni and cheese is a super dish made extra flavorful with 4 types of cheese, cauliflower, and vegetable broth.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 49 minutes
Total: 1 hour 4 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1tspcoconut oil
  • ½cuppanko bread crumbs
  • 3tbspPecorino Romano cheese,grated
  • 12cupswater
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1headcauliflower
  • 4carrots,sliced
  • 1cupvegetable broth
  • ½cupGruyere cheese,shredded
  • ¼cupNeufchatel cheese
  • tspdijon mustard
  • ¼tsphot pepper sauce
  • 8ozpenne pasta,gluten-free
  • 1cupcheddar cheese,extra sharp, shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish.

  2. Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan. Add panko and toss for about 5 minutes until toasted.

  3. Cool to room temperature. Stir in the pecorino cheese.

  4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cut 3 cups of small florets from cauliflower head.

  5. Cut the remaining cauliflower, including the stem, into 2-inch pieces.

  6. Boil the 2-inch cauliflower pieces and carrots for 10 to 12 minutes until very tender.

  7. Strain, reserving the water.

  8. Place the broth, Gruyere cheese, Neufchatel cheese, Dijon mustard, salt, and hot pepper sauce in the bowl of a food processor.

  9. Add the cooked cauliflower and carrots. Puree until smooth and creamy.

  10. Return the water to a boil in a large pot. Add the pasta, and boil for 3 minutes.

  11. Add the cauliflower florets, and boil for 1 minute more.

  12. Strain the pasta and cauliflower, return to the pot, and stir in the cauliflower and cheese mixture.

  13. Spread the pasta mixture in the prepared baking dish.

  14. Top with the shredded cheddar cheese and the panko mixture.

  15. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 273.07kcal
  • Fat: 11.10g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.75g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.61g
  • Fiber: 3.28g
  • Sugar: 3.82g
  • Protein: 13.32g
  • Cholesterol: 31.09mg
  • Sodium: 444.93mg
  • Calcium: 281.24mg
  • Potassium: 390.79mg
  • Iron: 0.87mg
  • Vitamin A: 330.84µg
  • Vitamin C: 34.39mg
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