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Cauliflower Mac And Cheese

This creamy and secretly healthy cauliflower mac and cheese is delicious for lunch or dinner.

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 6 servings


  • 8 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups cauliflower florets, chopped small
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 3 tbsp spelt, white, or sorghum flour
  • optional 2 tbsp buttery spread
  • 1/2 tsp salt, and dash pepper if desired
  • 2 cups Cheddar shreds (such as fyh vegan)
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs, gf if desired
  • 2 tsp oil, butter, or oil spray
  • optional nutritional yeast as desired


  • Boil the water in a large pot. Add cauliflower and macaroni; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 7 minutes or until macaroni is al dente. Drain; return to saucepan, and cover to keep warm. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8 pan. In a medium pot, stir milk, flour, optional butter spread, and salt with a whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Combine sauce and pasta mixture, stirring and breaking up any large cauliflower pieces. Taste, and season as desired. I like to add a little extra salt and a pinch of nutmeg, but it’s optional. Smooth into the 8x8 pan. Toss breadcrumbs with the 2 tsp buttery spread or spray with oil. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top of the pan. Bake on the center rack for 30-40 minutes or until edges are bubbly and breadcrumbs are golden.
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Also be sure to try this Cauliflower Soup Recipe or this Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce.