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Cauliflower Pancetta Mac 'n' Cheese

Cauliflower Pancetta Mac 'n' Cheese

with Cavatappi and Scallions

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Normally, we don’t mess with classics like mac ’n’ cheese. But when our chefs suggested adding some cauliflower and pancetta, there was no doubt that we just had to go there. This dish is proof that vegetables and comfort food can coexist in a melty, creamy, tender, and porky dream-come-true.

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 amount
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serving amount

2 unit

Scallions

10 ounce

Cauliflower Florets

6 ounce

Cavatappi Pasta

(ContainsWheat)

2 ounce

Pancetta

1 tablespoon

Flour

(ContainsWheat)

1 cup

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)3054 kJ
Calories730 kcal
Fat31 g
Saturated Fat14 g
Carbohydrate86 g
Sugar12 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein29 g
Cholesterol65 mg
Sodium960 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
Slotted Spoon
Whisk
Oven Dish
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Roast Cauliflower
Roast Cauliflower
1

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

Cook Pasta
Cook Pasta
2

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

Crisp Pancetta
Crisp Pancetta
3

Meanwhile, heat a large pan over medium-high heat (use an ovenproof pan if you have one). Add half the pancetta (use the rest as you like) and scallion whites. Cook, tossing, until crisp and browned at edges, 4-5 minutes. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon, keeping as much oil in pan as possible.

Make Cheese Sauce
Make Cheese Sauce
4

Melt 1 TBSP butter in same pan over medium heat. Once melted, add flour and stir constantly until it loses its raw smell, 1-2 minutes. Slowly pour in milk, whisking to combine. Stir in chicken stock concentrate and let simmer until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove pan from heat, then stir in cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Bake Mac 'n' Cheese
Bake Mac 'n' Cheese
5

Stir cavatappi, pancetta mixture, and ¾ of the cauliflower into sauce in pan. (TIP: If your pan is not ovenproof, transfer mixture to a medium, lightly oiled baking dish at this point.) Scatter remaining cauliflower over top. Bake in oven until bubbly, 5-7 minutes.

Plate and Serve
Plate and Serve
6

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