Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower Sauce

Prep time: 5 minutes / Cook time: 20 minutes / Serves: 4 Category: , ,

Directions

  1. In skillet, heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil over medium heat. Add tomatoes and sauté for about 5 min, add green onions and sauté for 2 min. Set aside.
  2. Cook cauliflower and garlic in salted boiling water for 8 to 10 min or until fork tender. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid
  3. Add cauliflower, garlic, reserved liquid, remaining olive oil, salt and pepper to a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Add Dijon mustard and pulse to combine.
  4. Cook pasta 2 min less than package directions; drain, reserving 1-cup (250 mL) pasta water. Return pasta to saucepan set over medium low heat. Stir in sauce. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 min or until mixture starts to simmer adding about 1/4 cup (60 mL) pasta water. Stir in shredded cheese until melted. Stir in all but ¼ cup of the reserved tomatoes and onions. Garnish with remaining tomato mixture to serve.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp  olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup  cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup  sliced green onions
  • 3 cup  small cauliflower florets
  • 2  cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tbsp  olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp  salt
  • 1/4 tsp  pepper
  • 2 tbsp  Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup  Sensations by Compliments Italian-Style Shredded Cheese Blend
  • 1 pkg  Compliments Gluten-Free Brown Rice Penne Rigate

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 480
  • Fat 17 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5 g
  • Carbs 73 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Protein 12 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 410 mg
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