Baked Cauliflower Macaroni & Cheese


Cauliflower florets are baked into this creamy macaroni and cheese with a golden brown panko topping.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
5 servings


  • Cooking spray

  • 1 ½ cups bite-size cauliflower florets

  • 1 (6 ounce) box Horizon® ClassicMac™ Pasta Shells & White Cheddar Cheese

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

  • ½ cup reduced fat milk

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

  • cup shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese

  • cup panko bread crumbs

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a ceramic or glass baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add cauliflower florets and boil for one minute. Remove with a slotted spoon.

  3. Cook pasta shells in the same water, following instructions on the Horizon package. To the drained pasta, add 1/2 cup milk (instead of 1/4 cup as shown on the package), 2 tablespoons butter, and packet of cheese powder.

  4. Stir in cream cheese and Cheddar cheese; mix well until combined and cheese is melted. Add cauliflower and mix. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

  5. Spoon macaroni and cheese into prepared baking dish. Smooth out the top.

  6. Melt 2 tablespoons butter. In a small bowl, mix together panko breadcrumbs, melted butter, salt and pepper. Sprinkle over the top of the macaroni and cheese.

  7. Bake until the breadcrumbs are golden brown, 15 to 17 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

337 Calories
19g Fat
36g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 337
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 692mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 152mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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