My husband, like so many, loves classic Macaroni and Cheese. I recently tweaked it a bit, and he now has a new favorite dish.
Grilled Cauliflower with Macaroni and Cheese
Simply break apart the cauliflower, place it in a bowl. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and olive oil. Stir well to coat and pour out onto a baking pan. I like to cover my pan with baking paper.
Bake at 350 degrees until the cauliflower is tender and golden brown. You will need to turn it about every 10 to 15 minutes.
While the cauliflower is baking, boil 8 ounces of elbow macaroni according to package directions.Once the cauliflower is tender, break apart and place in a buttered casserole.
The second key ingredient in this dish is good cheese, but not just good cheese, but really good sharp cheddar cheese. There's a very small cheese factory in the very small Wisconsin town of Fremont called Union Star. Their sharp cheddar is the BEST I have ever had. And here's the good news, they ship!!!!! You can find their website here.
Make a cheese sauce
2 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of corn starch
2 tablespoons of butter
2 cups of shredded cheese, reserve about 1/2 cup of cheese to top dish
Place corn starch in a pan. Over medium heat, slowly add milk, stirring constantly. Add butter and continue to stir until sauce begins to thicken. Add cheese and stir well.
Once macaroni has cooked, add to cauliflower and pour over the cheese sauce. I like to add a handful of chopped fresh chives. Stir to mix.
Top the dish with the reserved cheese and fresh breadcrumbs that have been mixed with a tablespoon of melted butter. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
If you like cauliflower and macaroni and cheese, give it a try, I think you'll enjoy it!