Mac & cheese with cauliflower – Thermomix

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Serves: 12 (approximately 270g serve)

Category: Savoury Meals


  • ½ whole cauliflower (approx 450g), roughly chopped
  • 4½ tablespoons (90g) polyunsaturated margarine
  • ¾ cup (90g) plain flour
  • 1 litre reduced fat milk
  • 500g reduced fat cheese, grated
  • 750g macaroni (uncooked weight)
  • 50g extra reduced fat cheese for topping
  • 100g Panko breadcrumbs)

Method – cauliflower

  1. Place 500mL water in the Thermomix bowl
  2. Roughly chop the cauliflower, place in the veroma with the lid on 15 mins/veroma/speed 1
  3. When complete, remove water and place cauliflower in the bowl 10 secs/speed 6
  4. Scrape and repeat, scrape cauliflower out and set aside.

Method – cheese sauce

  1. Place margarine, flour, and milk into the bowl 10 mins/90 degrees/speed 4
  2. Add cheese and cauliflower 1 min/90 degrees/speed 5.

Method – pasta and assembly

  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil, add macaroni, cook until tender, drain and tip back into pot
  2. Stir cheese and cauliflower sauce through macaroni, transfer to a large baking dish or individual foil containers
  3. Top with a light layer of grated cheese and breadcrumbs, bake at 180°C until golden.

Nutrition information panel

Nutrient Per Serve Per 100g
Energy 1657kJ 614kJ
Protein 21g 7.9g
Total fat 17g 6.2g
Saturated fat 8.1g 3g
Carbohydrate 39g 14.5g
Sugars 5g 1.9g
Dietary Fibre 2.1g 0.78g
Sodium 577mg 214mg

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