Cheeseless Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
 
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This comforting Cauliflower Mac and Cheese has all the flavour of the classic version, but it's awesomely cheese-free, lighter and packed with extra veggie goodness!
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Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 350 gr - 12oz macaroni pasta (or other short pasta)
  • 250 ml - 1 cup Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
  • 90 gr - 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano leaves (optional)
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra as needed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/375F.
  2. In a large pot of lightly salted boiling water cook the pasta al dente, about 3 mins before cooking time.
  3. Drain pasta al dente and transfer back in the pot. Pour in the warm Alfredo cauliflower sauce and mix until combined.
  4. In a small bowl combine together panko breadcrumbs, paprika, nutmeg, thyme and oregano leaves and chopped garlic. Season with 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and white pepper to taste and mix all ingredients together.
  5. Brush a medium baking dish with olive oil, then add in the pasta and distribute evenly. Scatter the seasoned breadcrumbs all over the top and drizzle with a little more olive oil.
  6. Bake until crispy and golden on top, about 10 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately, store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Recipe by The Petite Cook at https://www.thepetitecook.com/cauliflower-mac-and-cheese/