Warming Cauliflower Mac n Cheese

Warming Cauliflower Mac n Cheese

This might just be the best mac n cheese we've had! Whip up @beatthebudget 's recipe; there's 3 types of cheese, cauliflower for balance, and a subtle but effective mustard kick thanks to Colman's English Mustard.

Ingredients (Serves 6)

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 500 g spirali pasta
  • 1 pint skimmed milk
  • 200 g cheddar grated
  • 5 singles of cheese
  • 250 g mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp Colman's English Mustard

Cupboard Essentials

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 190°C Fan.

  • Start by adding your cauliflower florets into a large baking dish. Coat with 1 tbsp of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Pop in the oven for 25 minutes.

  • Cook the Spirali pasta in salted boiling water for the packet time minus 2 minutes.

  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until a smooth paste forms. Gradually add the milk, whisking constantly, until the sauce thickens.

  • Add the grated cheddar cheese, cheese singles, garlic powder, onion powder, Colman’s Mustard, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the saucepan. Stir until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth.

  • Pour the sauce and the undercooked pasta into the tray with the roasted cauliflower and stir everything together. Tear the mozzarella into small pieces and sprinkle them over the top.

  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the pasta bake is heated through. Serve hot and enjoy!



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