Fast Recipes

Cauliflower mac and cheese

For this recipe, we've added cauliflower to the classic comfort food. (And three different cheeses and crunchy rye breadcrumbs, too.)
Cauliflower mac and cheese

Cauliflower mac and cheese

Ben Dearnley
4 - 6


Crunchy rye crumbs


1.Preheat oven to 180C. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente, adding cauliflower in the last 3 minutes of cooking (6-8 minutes). Drain and return both to pan. Add cream, then cheeses and herbs, season generously to taste and mix well. Spread in a 3-litre baking dish, scatter with extra cheddar and bake until golden and bubbling (10-15 minutes).
2.For crunchy rye crumbs, melt butter and oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat until foaming, add crumbs and stir occasionally until crisp and golden brown (4-5 minutes). Add garlic, thyme and lemon rind and stir until fragrant (1 minute). Remove from heat and season to taste. Scatter over hot macaroni and serve.

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