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Cauliflower "Mac and Cheese" Bake

Rated as 4.26 out of 5 Stars

"Replace macaroni with cauliflower in our twist on a classic Mac and Cheese. Our imposter pasta is sure to become a new family favourite."
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45 m servings 321
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 servings, 1 cup each)


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  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cook cauliflower in boiling water in large saucepan 4 minutes; drain well.
  3. Melt 2 Tbsp. 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, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add 1-1/4 cups Cheddar and 3 Tbsp. Parmesan; stir until Cheddar is melted. Add cauliflower; stir to evenly coat. Spoon into 2.5-L casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Microwave remaining margarine in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec. 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.


  • Special Extra:
  • For added flavour and texture, stir 1/4 cup OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits into cheese sauce before adding cauliflower.
  • CRACKER BARREL is a trademark of Kraft Foods used with permission.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 321 calories; 18.7 25.4 16.2 23 461 Full nutrition

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I made this exactly as written. Turns out 6 cups of small florets is two heads of cauliflower.

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I thought it was very bland . Needs some work

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I made this exactly as written. Turns out 6 cups of small florets is two heads of cauliflower.

Needs salt. I made this as written but reduced the milk to 2 cups, and reduced the flour to 1/4 cup. The flour to fat ratio is way off compared to any recipe or dish I've ever made.. But decided...

I took the advice of another reviewer and added salt and fresh ground pepper. Cut back on the milk and flour. Very good. Will make this again.

Excellent. Easy to make and tasty and a bit healthier for you.

I loved it! I’ll definitely make this again when I’m craving some Mac n cheese (healthy version). I used coconut flour instead of white flour for a little extra keto-friendliness. You can’t tas...

We enjoyed this as a side dish for Easter dinner. I agree with other reviews that call for more seasonings. Not being a fan of salt, it was nothing that a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper...

We really liked this, my son asked for the leftovers for his lunch! I read online that 6 cups of cauliflower is a 4 lb head of cauliflower, I had a 2 lb head so I halved the recipe. I microwaved...

would have given this 5 stars had the sauce been a little "tighter". i found it somewhat soupy, which is not a bad thing but i like mine a little tighter. when i make this again i will use perh...

I followed the advice of other reviewers and added my own seasonings just like I would if it was really Mac & Cheese. After my seasonings and using less milk it was perfect. Delicious.