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Macaroni and cauliflower cheese bake

Macaroni and cauliflower cheese bake
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Serving size: Serves 6
Cooking time: Less than 60 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main
Favourite flavours: Pasta, Easy recipes
Cooking method: bake
Season: All year round

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INGREDIENTS

macaroni, 250g
cauliflower, 500g (½ head),
cut into florets
butter, 60g, chopped
onion, 1 small, finely chopped
plain flour, 1/3 cup
milk, 3 cups
parmesan, finely grated, 2 cups
Dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons
thyme leaves, 2 teaspoons, plus extra to serve
rindless bacon, 4 rashers, chopped
bocconcini, 220g tub, torn
METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to hot, 200°C.

  2. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, following packet instructions. Add cauliflower to water halfway through. Drain well and return

  3. to saucepan.

  4. Meanwhile, melt butter in a second saucepan on medium heat. Saute onion 3-4 minutes, until tender. Add flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Remove pan from heat and gradually whisk in milk until combined. Return pan to medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in 1½ cups parmesan and mustard. Season to taste.

  5. Add cheese sauce and thyme to pasta mixture, stirring to combine. Spoon into a shallow 9-cup ovenproof dish or divide among six 1½-cup ovenproof dishes. Top with bacon and bocconcini, then scatter extra parmesan over.

  6. Place on an oven tray and bake 20-25 minutes until golden. Top with extra thyme leaves to serve.



TOP TIP
  • For delicious variations, substitute broccoli or trimmed asparagus for cauliflower, and ham or prosciutto for bacon.

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