Macaroni and Cheese With Cauliflower

Ingredients

12 ounces multigrain elbow macaroni
1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
4 slices multigrain bread, torn
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup 1%% milk
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Preparation

1
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook the pasta according to directions on package, adding cauliflower during the last minute of cooking time; drain
2
Meanwhile, pulse the bread in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. Add the parsley, 2 tablespoons on the oil and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper and pulse to combine; set aside.
3
Return pasta pot to medium heat and add the remaining teaspoon of oil. Add the onion, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, just until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Mix in the pasta, cauliflower, cheese, sour cream, milk and mustard.
4
Transfer to a shallow 3-quart baking dish, sprinkle with the bread crumbs and bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

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About

This healthier version of mac'n'cheese is from the February 2009 issue of "Real Simple."

Yield:

4.0 servings

Added:

December 4, 2009

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