Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

  • Author: Ciara Attwell @ My Fussy Eater
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Meal
  • Cuisine: European


A healthy twist on an old family favourite. This Cauliflower Mac & Cheese is packed with hidden veggies that the kids can’t see or taste!


  • 350g / 10oz macaroni pasta
  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 1 low sodium vegetable stock cube
  • 200ml / 3/4 cup milk
  • 100g / 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustand
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • To Top:
  • 25g / 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 15g / 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • cherry tomatoes


  1. Preheat the oven to 200c / 400f.
  2. Cook the macaroni in a pan of boiling water according to the package instructions.
  3. Cut the cauliflower into small florets. Place in a saucepan with the stock cube. Cover with boiling water and cook for 5-6 minutes until the cauliflower has softened.
  4. Once the cauliflower has cooked, drain it and add to a blender, along with the milk, grated cheese, butter and dijon mustard. Blitz until all the ingredients have combined to a sauce consistency. If it seems too thick then add a little extra milk. Season with salt and pepper if you wish.
  5. Drain the pasta and return it to the saucepan. Add in the cauliflower sauce and mix well.
  6. Transfer the pasta into one large or several small baking dishes. Sprinkle the extra cheese and panko breadcrumbs on top and finally finish with a whole cherry tomato.
  7. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the top is crispy.
  8. Allow to cool a little and then serve.