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Spicy Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower
Cavatappi Pasta (long spirals) - 1 box = 16 oz
Onion -1 = Chopped
Garlic - 3 gloves = Finely chopped
Cauliflower - 1 whole = Cut into small pieces
Buffalo Wing Hot Sauce New York Cheddar Cheese - 8 oz = shredded
Sharp Cheddar Cheese - 8 oz = shredded
Parmigiana cheese - 4 tbsp = grated
Milk - 1 to 1.5 cup
Whole wheat flour - 3 tbsp
Butter - 1 tbsp
1- Boil pasta in hot salted boiling water for 6 minutes and drain (2 minutes under suggested cooking time)
2- In a pan, sweat onion and garlic in butter for few minutes
3- Add in chopped cauliflower and stir fried for a few minutes. Season with a pinch of salt.
4- Add milk and flour to make a saucy cauliflower mix.
5- Fold in pasta and 2 cheddar cheeses.
6- Transfer to a shallow pan, sprinkle parmigiana cheese and bake to golden brown in 400 deg oven. About 18 minutes.
7- Serve 6 hungry persons.
P.S. I have collected 3 recipes: Macaroni and cheese with Cauliflower from Real Simple Mag, Spicy Macaroni And Cheese from Epicurious.com, and a recipe from Christine's mum. I read all 3 and put them away, and this is what I came up with.