Hidden Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese 

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes



  • 1 lb macaroni
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 3 cups shredded cheese (We recommend sharp cheddar, pepper jack, gouda, fontina, gruyere, or a combination)


Turn oven broiler on.

Cook macaroni according to package instructions. Drain when al dente. Set aside.

Cut cauliflower into florets, then steam or boil until soft. Transfer to a blender and purée with the half and half.

Add cauliflower purée, butter, and cheese to a large pot on medium. Cook until cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes.

Stir in pasta, adding salt and pepper if desired.

Transfer to a lightly greased baking dish, and broil until the top begins to brown, about 5 minutes.