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Cauli and Peas Mac n’ Cheese

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Cauli and Peas Mac n’ Cheese

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Mac n’ Cheese doesn’t need the macaroni to be amazing. We’ve replaced the mac with toasty cauliflower and added some green peas so we can enjoy this indulgent dish with a little less guilt. Whether you are attempting low-carb living or making Mondays meatless, you won’t feel a void on this plate. We still have a dangerously addicting cheese sauce, using an amalgam of cheeses, that will coat our beautiful veggies with a velvety blanket of cheesy goodness.


  • 1 head cauliflower (leaves and core included)
  • 2 cups cheese (parmesan, white cheddar, little nubs of fancy cheese...etc.)
  • 1 cup frozen peas (no need to thaw)
  • 3 slices white bread (can be from freezer)
  • 1 pinch chili flakes
  • olive oil (staples)
  • salt (staples)
  • pepper (staples)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter (staples)
  • 3 Tbsp. flour (staples)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (staples)
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    1. Equipment: large oven-safe pan for cauliflower, small pot for cheese sauce, grater, small pan for bread crumbs
    2. Preheat your oven to broil. Grab your cauliflower and cut it into quadrants. Flip each quadrant on its side and sneak your knife between the core and the florets. Break the florets apart into bite-sized pieces. Rough chop the core and the leaves, yes, the leaves too! Place all the cauliflower in a large pan. Generously drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Place pan in the broiler for 10 minutes.
    3. Grab a small pot to begin the cheese sauce. Melt butter in the pan to begin making a roux as the base for the sauce. Add flour to the butter and stir to combine. Cook over medium/high heat until flour is completely dissolved and the roux has deep blonde color. Now whisk in the milk, reserving a bit in case we need to thin out the sauce later. Continue to cook, allowing the sauce to thicken until it reaches the consistency of pancake batter.
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    Lance Livingston 6 months ago
    It was so delicious and easy to make. Everyone loved it. I will be adding this to the rotation.
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    jo 8 months ago
    Made it more keto friendly, but awesome.
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    J Brownridge 8 months ago
    I like the video with the little extra tips on cutting and removing heat. My broiler is crazy hot so really have to watch it but this is a great cauliflower recipe.
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    Jessica DeWitt 8 months ago
    As long as you avoid the accompanying video, this recipe is great! Absolutely delicious. Will definitely make again.
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    Very nice and simple recipe
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    Debra Jones a year ago
    It wasn't as easy as he made it look. The sauce got really thick & was barely warm after putting the peas in it. The cauliflower took about 15 min to get to the crispy stage. It did taste really good, but made a mess in the kitchen. I doubt I'll make it again!
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    Theresa G. a year ago
    yum! followed exactly.
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    Stefan Zielke a year ago
    it was delicious. I doubled the amount and the whole family enjoyed it
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    Abby Garey a year ago
    Cheese sauce is amazing but the cauliflower is a little too tough
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    Dylan Jack a year ago
    Delicious, needs to cook longer
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    It is ok, but my cauliflower was not ready after 10 min broil. I’m still not sure what temperature needs for broiling. Not sure that will try again
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    Craigie 2 years ago
    I will be making this again
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    Lee Worsham 2 years ago
    Very good and a different kind of dinner. Got some veg in as well.
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    beatriz olivar 2 years ago
    Sooo good and easy to make
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    Lynsey Jeppeson 2 years ago
    So good!! Added 1/2 lb of elbow pasta, cooked. Used Parmesan, mozzarella, and Colby Jack. Will make again!
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    Rebecca Gillett 2 years ago
    We added frozen choppedpeppers instead of peas super easy recipe used oat milk instead of milk
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    Gwen Hanssen 2 years ago
    really good! would add 1/3cup of mac to make it a bit more filling
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    Nick 2 years ago
    Super tasty, a few moving parts but if you prep well it is very manageable and simple for a week night
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    D 2 years ago
    Great substitute for Mac n cheese. May be a good side dish for Thanksgiving!
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    Savannah 2 years ago
    Turned out amazing!!!
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    Jessica Tarzwell 2 years ago
    i ended up adding some elbow macaroni and i used panko bread crumbs and threw it back it oven at the end. super tasty.
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    Lauren Kunz 2 years ago
    So yummy so easy so quick! And entertaining 😀
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    Shana Creech 2 years ago
    Wonderful!! Loved it!
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    Raymond 2 years ago
    Turned out great! Exactly what I wanted and expected.
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    Danger F 2 years ago
    i used soy milk, vegan cheese and fresh snow peas, nuttlex (butter substitute). very happy
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    Melissa Ann 2 years ago
    super good! i made it as a side with baked salmon. i used tillamook 3 cheese blend!! It's ok to put this in the freezer. I tried it and it came out great when i reheated it.
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    R 2 years ago
    O-M-Goodness!!! so good a hit with the family!!! followed receipe no pepper flakes used
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    York 2 years ago
    first time cookinfg cauliflower and making a cheese sauce by hand the video helped me alot and was well done :). i liked how simple and flexible the cheese sauce is.
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    Becky 2 years ago
    Really good. I used al the ingredient but instead of dishing food onto a plate and put it all in a oven dish. Cooked with lemon chicken. It was delicious
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    Ris Steele 2 years ago
    Didn’t change a thing on the recipe and absolutely loved it!! Are on it for a few days afterwards :)