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Stovetop Cauliflower Mac n' Cheese

Cauliflower Mac Cheese Daphne Oz
A delicious, healthy dish that the entire family will love!
skill level
Easy
time
30-60min
servings
6
cost
$
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Get the kids to eat their vegetables with a little help from one of their favorite dishes — mac n' cheese!
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ingredients
  • 1 head Cauliflower (chopped into florets)
  • 2 Carrots (quartered)
  • 1 head Garlic
  • 1 Yellow Squash (sliced into half moons)
  • 1 small Onion (diced)
  • 2 cups Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Skim Milk
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Green Beans (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Pretzels (chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons Olive Oil (divided)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 4 cups Whole wheat egg noodles (cooked)
  • 1 cup cooked chicken (chopped)
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    1 head Cauliflower (chopped into florets)
    1 small Onion (diced)
    2 Carrots (quartered)
    1 head Garlic
    1 Yellow Squash (sliced into half moons)
    2 tablespoons Olive Oil
    1 teaspoon Paprika
    1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
    Salt
    Freshly Ground Pepper
    Preheat oven to broil. In a large bowl, toss together the cauliflower florets, garlic, onions, carrots, and squash with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, paprika, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, adding slightly more oil if necessary to coat all vegetables.
  • 2
      
    Transfer vegetables to a baking sheet, spread evenly in a single layer. Broil 10-15 minutes, tossing regularly until golden brown and soft. Once cooked, add vegetables to a food processor and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  • 3
    1 tablespoon Olive Oil
    2 cups Greek Yogurt
    1/4 cup Skim Milk
    1 tablespoon Hot Sauce
    2 cups Mozzarella Cheese (grated)
    4 cups Whole wheat egg noodles (cooked)
    1 cup cooked chicken (chopped)
    Salt
    Freshly Ground Pepper
    In a large saute pan, heat another tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high. Add the vegetable puree, yogurt, milk, and hot sauce and stir to combine. Add the cheese and stir until melted and combined, then add the chicken and noodles. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Stir until all ingredients are combined and spicy.
  • 4
    1 tablespoon Olive Oil
    1/4 cup Green Beans (finely chopped)
    1/2 cup Pretzels (chopped)
    To make the topping, heat another tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat, add the pretzels and green beans and fry until crispy.
  • 5
      
    Top the mac'n'cheese with the green bean topping.
 
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