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This easy cauliflower cheese pasta bake has all the flavours of a classic cauliflower cheese recipe. However, the addition of whole wheat pasta and a reduced fat cheese sauce make it an altogether much more healthier and filling family dinner option.
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Cauliflower Cheese Pasta Bake

This cauliflower cheese pasta bake has all the flavours of a classic cauliflower cheese recipe. The whole wheat pasta and reduced fat cheese sauce making it all the more healthier!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower cheese bake, cauliflower cheese casserole, cauliflower cheese pasta
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 345kcal
Author Neil

Ingredients

  • 225 g whole wheat fusilli
  • 900 g cauliflower finely chopped or pulsed to a rice consistency in a food processor
  • 400 ml skimmed milk
  • 15 g corn flour mixed with 2 tbsp. cold water
  • 175 g low fat grated cheese
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 180C fan.
  • Cook the pasta in boiling salted water for about 8 minutes, drain, and mix in a large bowl with the cauliflower.
  • Gently heat the milk in a saucepan and add the corn flour mixture. Stir continuously to form a white sauce ensuring any lumps are removed.
  • Gradually stir in 150g of the grated cheese, stirring continuously until it’s melted and has thickened to make cheese sauce then stir in the Dijon mustard and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Carefully pour the cheese sauce into the large bowl with the pasta and cauliflower and mix together thoroughly. Season.
  • Transfer the contents to a suitably sized casserole dish then sprinkle the remaining 25g grated cheese over the top.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until the cheese on top is bubbling.

Notes

Serve with a side salad of lettuce, cucumber and sliced tomatoes.

Nutrition

Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 17.1g | Fat: 13.1g | Saturated Fat: 7.2g | Cholesterol: 34.6mg | Sodium: 273.1mg | Fiber: 4.4g | Sugar: 7.3g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 99.8mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 1.4mg