Friday, 19 August 2011

Cauliflower Mac & Gouda Recipe


  • 1 package (16 ounces) uncooked bowtie pasta
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) plus 3 tablespoons of butter, divided
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound Gouda cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika or paprika
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions or until almost tender.  Drain pasta, reserving pasta water; keep warm.  Return water to a boil.
  2. Bring milk and garlic to a boil in a small saucepan.  Reduce heat; keep warm.  Discard garlic.
  3. Melt 1/4 cup butter in large saucepan over medium heat; whisk in flour.  Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly.  Gradually add milk, whisking after each addition.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cook and stir 10 minutes until thickened.  Remove from heat.
  4. Add cheese, mustard and paprika to sauce; whisk until melted.  Season with salt and pepper.  Keep warm.
  5. Preheat broiler.  Add cauliflower to boiling pasta water.  Cook 3 to 5 minutes or just until tender; drain.  Toss pasta and cauliflower with sauce.  Spoon pasta mixture into 6 to 8 ramekins or 13x9-inch baking dish.
  6. Melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Add panko; stir just until moistened.  Sprinkle panko mixture over pasta mixture.  Broil 2 minutes or until golden brown.

 3 in 1 Vegetarian CookbookSource: 3 in 1 Vegetarian Cookbook

1 comment:

  1. I love pasta, is one of my favorite and this so delicious, thanks for recipe.