Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower

As much as I love baking, a girl cannot live by baked goods alone.  That said, I love macaroni and cheese.  It’s my absolute favorite dinner.  I found this recipe in “Real Simple” awhile ago, and had to try it.  It turned out great and is super tasty!  My brother’s friends devoured this and didn’t even realize there were veggies in with the pasta 🙂

Ingredients
16 ounces whole wheat pasta (I like to use rotini)
1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
1-2 T olive oil
3/4 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese (or any kind of good cheese)
1 1/2 cups sour cream (you can use reduced fat if you like)
1/2 cup milk (whatever kind you like)
1/4 cup chopped parsley (optional)
1 T Dijon mustard (optional)

Directions

Cook the pasta according to the package directions, adding the cauliflower during the last 3 minutes of cooking time.  Drain and set aside.

Set the now empty pasta pot over medium heat, and saute the onion in olive oil until soft.  

Add the pasta/cauliflower mixture, parsley, salt, and pepper; mix well.  Stir in the cheese, sour cream, milk, and mustard until combined. 

Mac n Cheese with Cauliflower
Mmmmmm . . . bon appetit!

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