5 from 1 vote
Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese
Work Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Boursin with herbs adds flavor, but you can swap it for fat-free cream cheese if you like.
Calories: 465 kcal
  • 2 cups 12 oz cauliflower florets
  • Cooking spray
  • ½ lb cavatappi or other curly pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 1% milk
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • cups 7 oz grated cheddar
  • ½ cup 2 oz grated Parmesan
  • ½ cup 4 oz Boursin Light Garlic and Herbs Spreadable cheese
  • cup panko bread crumbs
  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Spread cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet and coat lightly with cooking spray. Roast until florets begin to brown, about 10 min. Remove cauliflower and reduce oven to 375°F.
  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain and set aside. In a large saucepan over medium heat whisk olive oil and flour for 1 min. Add milk, whisking constantly. Stir in mustard, salt and cayenne. Cook, stirring occasionally until mixture has thickened, about 8 min. Remove sauce from heat. Add 2 cups cheddar, Parmesan and Boursin and stir until melted. Add pasta and cauliflower; stir to coat.
  3. Pour pasta into a greased 2-qt baking dish. Sprinkle on ½ cup cheddar, then bread crumbs. Bake until bread crumbs are golden brown and cheese is bubbling, about 30 min.
Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 465
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.