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Gluten Free Cauliflower Mac N Cheese


By Roni Proter


  • 1 lb gluten free elbow macaroni pasta, cooked al dente
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp all purpose gluten free flour
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk, microwaved until hot but not boiling
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of cayenne (can substitute paprika)
  • 1 head cauliflower, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. Toss minced cauliflower with olive oil and sprinkling of sea salt.
  3. Spread evenly on a sheet pan and roast for about 10 minutes or until brown and crispy.
  4. Meanwhile, make the roux by melting the butter in a saucepan.
  5. Add the flour and whisk until the flour turns a light pale brown.
  6. Slowly add the hot milk, whisking vigorously until well combined.
  7. Add salt, cheddar, nutmeg and cayenne.
  8. Stir until combined, then taste and add salt to your liking.
  9. Toss the sauce with the pasta and half the roasted cauliflower.
  10. Top with remaining cauliflower and parmesan and serve.
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