HelloFresh
home iconhome iconRecipe Archive
arrow right iconarrow right icon
American Recipes
Cauliflower Bacon Mac 'N' Cheese

Cauliflower Bacon Mac 'N' Cheese

with Cavatappi and Scallions

Read more

Bacon. Mac ’n’ cheese. Need we say more? Okay, how about gooey, melty, bouncy, smoky, savory, and cascading with curls of cavatappi? Not convinced? Well, there’s a good amount of calcium-rich cauliflower in there too—roasted, not boiled, to bring out its natural sweetness and give it a crisp-edged tenderness that is sure to please.

Allergens:WheatMilk

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients

serving 4 people

Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon

serving 4 people

4 unit

Scallions

20 ounce

Cauliflower Florets

12 ounce

Cavatappi Pasta

(ContainsWheat)

8 ounce

Bacon

2 tablespoon

Flour

(ContainsWheat)

13.5 ounce

Milk

(ContainsMilk)

2 unit

Chicken Stock Concentrate

1 cup

Italian Cheese Blend

(ContainsMilk)

Not included in your delivery

2 teaspoon

Olive Oil

1 tablespoon

Butter

(ContainsMilk)

Salt

Pepper

Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2971 kJ
Calories710 kcal
Fat26 g
Saturated Fat12 g
Carbohydrate85 g
Sugar12 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein37 g
Cholesterol80 mg
Sodium540 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensils
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Baking Sheet
Large Pot
Large Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
download icondownload icon
Roast Cauliflower
Roast Cauliflower
1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and dry all produce. Trim, then thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens. Toss cauliflower on a baking sheet with a large drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast until tender, 20-25 minutes.

Cook Bacon
Cook Bacon
2

Meanwhile, heat a large pan over medium-high heat (use an ovenproof pan if you have one). Add bacon and cook, turning occasionally, until just crispy, 8-10 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside to drain on paper towels. Remove from heat. Pour out all but 1 tsp bacon fat from pan.

Boil Pasta
Boil Pasta
3

Once water is boiling, add pasta to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, 9-11 minutes. Drain.

Make Cheese Sauce
Make Cheese Sauce
4

Heat 1 TBSP butter in pan with reserved bacon fat until melted. Add scallion whites and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add flour; cook, stirring, until lightly browned, 1-2 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk. Stir in stock concentrates and let simmer until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove pan from heat; stir in cheese until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Bake Mac 'N' Cheese
Bake Mac 'N' Cheese
5

Crumble bacon into pieces. Stir bacon, pasta, and ¾ of the cauliflower into sauce. (TIP: If your pan isn’t ovenproof, transfer mixture to a medium, lightly oiled baking dish.) Scatter remaining cauliflower over top. Bake until bubbly, 5-7 minutes.

Finish and Serve
Finish and Serve
6

Divide mac ’n’ cheese between plates. Garnish with scallion greens and serve.