Cauliflower "Mac and Cheese" Bake


Replace macaroni with cauliflower in our twist on a classic mac and cheese. Our imposter pasta is sure to become a new family favorite.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 6 cups small cauliflower florets

  • 3 tablespoons non-hydrogenated margarine, divided

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • cup flour

  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard

  • 2 ½ cups milk

  • 1 ½ cups CRACKER BARREL Shredded Double Cheddar Cheese, divided

  • cup KRAFT 100% Parmesan Aged Grated Cheese, divided

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs


  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Cook cauliflower in boiling water in large saucepan 4 minutes. Drain well.

  3. Melt 2 tablespoons margarine in large saucepan on medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in flour and mustard; cook and stir 1 minute. Whisk in milk; cook 5 minutes or until thickened, frequently stirring. Remove from heat. Add 1 1/4 cups Cheddar and 3 tablespoons Parmesan; stir until Cheddar is melted. Add cauliflower; stir to evenly coat. Spoon into a 2.5-liter casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray.

  4. Microwave remaining margarine in medium microwaveable bowl 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in bread crumbs and remaining Parmesan; sprinkle over cauliflower mixture.

  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through, topping with remaining Cheddar for the last 5 minutes.


For added flavour and texture, stir 1/4 cup Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits into cheese sauce before adding cauliflower.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
19g Fat
25g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 461mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 49mg 247%
Calcium 155mg 12%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 521mg 11%

* 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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