Carb cravings taking control of your stomach during the cold winter nights? Taken from Woolworths, this recipe puts a delicious spin on a classic pasta bake. Perfectly accompanied by a side salad for lunch or dinner this will be a sure hit with the family (plus, it’s kind of healthy). It only takes 25 minutes to prepare and 35 minutes to cook, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Cauliflower, Kale and Bacon Mac Cheese Recipe -Serves 4
4 cups roughly torn kale leaves
750g cauliflower, cut into florets
1 1/2 cups reduced-fat milk
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
1 cup shredded tasty cheese
1 wholegrain bread roll
2 rashers shortcut bacon, chopped
olive oil spray
- Preheat the oven to 220°c. Grease a 12-cup ovenproof baking dish.
- Partially cook macaroni in boiling salted water for 8 minutes. Add kale and cook for 1 minute or until it begins to wilt. Drain well and transfer to baking dish.
- Meanwhile, combine cauliflower and milk in a medium saucepan. Simmer gently over medium-low heat for 6 minutes or until the cauliflower is just soft. Transfer the cauliflower and milk to a blender and puree until smooth. Stir in the nutmeg and season with salt and pepper. Pour cauliflower sauce over pasta mixture in the baking dish and toss with half of the cheese.
- Crumble bread into coarse breadcrumbs. Add bacon and remaining cheese. Sprinkle over pasta mixture. Spray with oil. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling around the edges.
Tip: If you don’t want to include kale, English spinach or frozen peas will also work well.
Image Credit: Woolworths
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