Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Say hello to your new favourite comfort food recipe – Cauliflower Mac and Cheese! Because you CAN have it all: creamy sauce packed with veggies, tons of cheese and clean healthy protein. What are you waiting for?

Ingredients

  • 250g Fettuccini noodles, cooked as per pack instructions
  • ½ cup peas, frozen
  • 1 medium head of cauliflower (approx. 4 cups)
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • ½ cup of reserved cooking liquid from pasta
  • 1 tsp chicken or vegetable stock powder
  • 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • Freshly-cracked black pepper to taste
  • Coarse salt (approx ¼ tsp, adjust to taste)
  • 2 cans (170g each) Gold Seal Wild Sockeye Salmon (Skinless/Boneless), drained, broken into chunks
  • Fresh parsley to garnish

Directions

  1. Add about an inch of water and your chopped cauliflower to a large frying pan. Cover with a lid and steam on medium-high heat until cauliflower is fork tender, approx 15-20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook noodles according to package directions. Add the peas for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Once done, drain, reserving ½ cup of the cooking water.
  3. Once cauliflower is ready, drain and add to a high powered blender or food processor. Add milk, stock powder, cheese, salt and pepper.
  4. Blend until a smooth, thick sauce forms.
  5. Drain Pasta and gently stir in Salmon. Pour sauce over pasta and mix well.
  6. When ready to serve, top with a sprinkle of fresh parsley, and more salt and pepper if needed.

Tips and Tricks

For a sharper flavor, try adding ½ – 1 tsp dry mustard powder into the sauce.