Easy Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Easy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese | chocolateandcarrots.com

We’re back from Mixed Conference and today is moving day! Yes, we’re nuts.

This is the only quiet time I get this morning before the craziness and heavy lifting begins today. In light of all of this uprooting and lack-of-home status, I couldn’t think of any recipe better to share than one of complete comfort.

Also, how did the week of Thanksgiving already get here?!

Easy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese | chocolateandcarrots.com

I’ve made a cauliflower mac ‘n cheese before, but this one is a lot quicker of a method, but equally as delicious. Here are some other mac & cheese recipes you’ll love:

P.S. A massage is going to be in order tomorrow.

I will be sore.

And I’ll need mac ‘n cheese.

Easy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese | chocolateandcarrots.com

Easy Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

adapted from chocolate & carrots


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 16 ounces whole wheat elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup non fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup skim milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large pot, steam the cauliflower until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, cook your macaroni noodles according to packaged instructions.
  4. In a large sauce pan, sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil until tender.
  5. Purée the steamed cauliflower, onion, garlic, 1 cup of the cheese, the greek yogurt, mustard and milk in a blender (like the Blendtec) or food processor. Pour the sauce back into the large sauce pan.
  6. Drain the pasta and add to the sauce. Stir and top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
  7. Bake for about 12 minutes then broil for a few seconds until golden brown.


  1. YUM! This sounds delicous! I’ve tried squash mac, but never cauliflower. I’ll have to give this a go! Good luck with your sore muscles! 🙂

    1. I would try using the low fat cheese. I’ve tried it with the fat free cheese and it just doesn’t melt properly. I’ve never used almond cheese, but I’d love to know if you try in and it works! 😀 Happy Baking!

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