• 300 g frozen cauliflower
  • 220 g macaroni
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 250 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 50 g full-fat soft cream cheese
  • 75 g mature cheddar, grated
  • 2 tbsp dried breadcrumbs


  1. 1

    Cook the cauliflower in boiling water for 15 minutes, until very soft. Drain and purée in a food processor until smooth. Meanwhile, cook the macaroni in boiling salted water for 10 minutes until cooked, then drain. 

  2. 2

    Preheat the grill to medium high. In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the oil gently, then stir in the flour. Leave over a gentle heat and whisk in the milk gradually. Simmer for 1 minute to thicken. Remove from the heat and whisk in the soft cheese and two-thirds of the grated cheddar. Fold in the cauliflower purée and the cooked macaroni. 

  3. 3

    Pour into an ovenproof dish, sprinkle over the remaining cheese and the breadcrumbs and grill for 10 minutes, until golden.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 3743kj 894kcal 45%
  • Fat 34.8g 50%
  • Saturates 17.9g 90%
  • Sugars 11.0g 12%
  • Salt 1.2g 20%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 775kj/185kcal

Each serving provides

104.8g carbohydrate 10.2g fibre 35.3g protein

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