Friday, January 21, 2011

Caulifower Macaroni and Cheese

1 box (16 oz) of elbow macaroni
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp flour
1/2 C nonfat milk
1/2 C cauliflower puree
1 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 C low-fat cream cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp pepper

Cook pasta according to directions on box. In a large sauce pan add oil and flour. Cook until mixture resembles a pastebut has not browned. Add milk and cook stirring constantly until mixture begins to thicken. Add cauliflower puree, cream cheese, and seasonings. Stir until cheese is melted. Stir in macaroni and serve warm.

Caulliflower Puree
Cut off florets and discard core. Steam for 10 minutes. Place in food processor or blender for 2 minutes with 2 tspn water. Mix until smooth.

(Inspired by Deceptively Delicious, by Jessica Seinfeld Macaroni and Cheese 1)

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