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Cauliflower Bacon Mac 'N' Cheese

Cauliflower Bacon Mac 'N' Cheese

with Cavatappi and Scallions

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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 Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
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serving amount

2 unit

Scallions

10 ounce

Cauliflower Florets

6 ounce

Cavatappi Pasta

(ContainsWheat)

4 ounce

Bacon

1 tablespoon

Flour

(ContainsWheat)

6.75 ounce

2% Reduced Fat Milk

(ContainsMilk)

1 unit

Chicken Stock Concentrate

½ cup

Italian Cheese Blend

(ContainsMilk)

Not included in your delivery

2 teaspoon

Olive Oil

1 tablespoon

Butter

(ContainsMilk)

Salt

Pepper

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2929 kJ
Calories700 kcal
Fat30 g
Saturated Fat13 g
Carbohydrate80 g
Sugar11 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein29 g
Cholesterol80 mg
Sodium1230 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
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Baking Sheet
Large Pot
Strainer
Large Pan
Paper Towel
Whisk
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Prep and Roast Cauliflower
Prep and Roast Cauliflower
1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and dry all produce. Trim and 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.

Boil Pasta
Boil Pasta
2

Once water is boiling, add cavatappi to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, 9-11 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water (1½ cups for 4 servings), then drain.

Cook Bacon
Cook Bacon
3

Meanwhile, heat a large, dry pan over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook, flipping occasionally, until just crispy, 6-10 minutes. Turn off heat. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate. Discard all but 1 tsp bacon fat (2 tsp for 4 servings) from pan.

Make Cheese Sauce
Make Cheese Sauce
4

Melt 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings) in same pan over medium heat. Add scallion whites and cook until softened, 1 minute. Add flour and stir constantly until lightly browned, 1-2 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk, ¼ cup reserved pasta cooking water (½ cup for 4), and stock concentrate. Increase heat to high and boil until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes. Turn off heat, then whisk in cheese. Season with salt (we used ½ tsp; use 1 tsp for 4) and pepper.

Finish Mac 'N' Cheese
Finish Mac 'N' Cheese
5

Chop bacon into small pieces. Stir bacon, cavatappi, and cauliflower into pan with sauce. TIP: If sauce seems dry, add remaining reserved cooking water, 1 TBSP at a time, until creamy.

Serve
Serve
6

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