Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

  • Servings: 6

Looking for a healthier mac and cheese option? Try Cauliflower Mac and Cheese. This creamy, delicious dish is a guilt-free indulgence.


1 cupSan Giorgio® Elbow Macaroni
2 Tbspsolive oil, divided
1/3 cuppanko bread crumbs
2 Tbspschopped parsley
2 cupscauliflower florets
3garlic cloves, minced
1 mediumonion, diced
1/2 cupreduced fat sour cream
1/4 cup2% milk
1 cupshredded Gruyere cheese
1/2 cupshredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cupgrated Parmesan cheese
salt, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste
non-stick cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.  Coat a 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add panko breadcrumbs and cook, stirring, until browned and toasted, about 3 minutes. Stir in parsley; set aside.
  3. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Within the last 3 minutes of cooking time, add cauliflower florets; drain well.
  4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the pot. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Stir in pasta, cauliflower, sour cream, milk and cheeses, a handful at a time, until smooth; season with salt and pepper to taste. Add more milk as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Spread pasta mixture into the prepared baking dish. Place into oven and bake until bubbly, about 12 to 15 minutes.  Serve immediately, sprinkled with additional panko breadcrumbs, if desired.