Picture this: It’s Valentine’s Day and I want to make a warm and hearty dish that will nicely compliment corn bread and chocolates. What comes to my mind? Mac-n-cheese!
I found a delicious looking recipe in Vegetarian Times Magazine that used cauliflower instead of macaroni. Interesting, I know! I decided to take a chance and try it. As I said before, the picture in the magazine looked delicious!
The dish came out very yummy with major thumbs up from the hubby! He brought the leftovers to work which is a true test of whether it’s good or not and that I’m not lying to you 🙂
Here is my mac-n-cheese cauliflower cooking adventure! Click here for the cooking instructions and ingredients. Enjoy 🙂
The Scene: All the ingredients to make this yummy dish! Yes, I might have staged this!
The Magazine Picture: Be the judge to see if my dish came out like this one.
Step 1: Cooking cauliflower in boiling water. I put too much water in the pan and so I was not able to put the lid on it. Therefore, it took longer than 10 minutes to cook. Note to self on this one.
Step 2: Butter and flour. Be careful with this step. You need to constantly mix them together. I found that the flour just got clumpy in the butter.
Step 3: Combine the butter, flour, cheese, milk, butter, water, eggs, minced garlic, nutritional yeast and cayenne pepper together in the pan.
Step 4: Then fold the mixture into the cauliflower. This is the fun and messy part 🙂
Recipe change: Used wheat germ instead of bread crumbs and I added some croutons to sprinkle on top of the dish.
Dish pre-baked: This is what it looked like before baking.
The final dish! Look like the picture? I think it’s close!
Dish review: Would make this again!