“Simple mac-n-cheese.”

Preparation Time: 10 mins    
Cooking Time: 20 mins    
Total Time: 30 mins     
Makes 4 servings


1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
1/2 cup cauliflower florets
cooking spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.
  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Place cauliflower in a blender or food processor; blend until smooth.
  3. Coat a large saucepan with non-stick cooking spray; place over medium heat. Add oil and flour; cook, stirring constantly, until a thick paste forms, 1 to 2 minutes. Add milk; cook and stir until mixture thickens, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Mix cauliflower, Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, salt, and pepper into milk mixture; stir until sauce is smooth. Fold macaroni into sauce.

Nutrition Value

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 471
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 28.5g 44 %
Saturated Fat: 16.0g
Cholesterol: 78mg 26 %
Sodium: 655mg 26 %
Potassium: 249mg 7 %
Total Carbohydrates: 34.3g 11 %
Dietary Fiber: 1.6g 7 %
Protein: 19.3g 39 %
Sugars: 3g
Vitamin A: 861IU
Vitamin C: 6mg
Calcium: 375mg
Iron: 2mg
Thiamin: 0mg
Niacin: 7mg
Vitamin B6: 0mg
Magnesium: 40mg
Folate: 117mcg
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.