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Four-Cheese Pasta with Cauliflower

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 4
  • 20 min
  • 20 min
  • $$
Gatheredtable
adapted fromSELF magazine

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 cups whole-wheat penne

Directions

Prep: 1. Boil water for pasta. 2. Cut cauliflower into florets. 3. Shred cheese. Make: 1. Cook pasta according to package. During last 2 minutes of cooking add cauliflower to pasta (or steam separately if you prefer). 2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine milk, cream cheese, flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne, if desired. 2. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until mixture comes to a slow boil, 5 to 7 minutes. 3. Remove pan from heat; stir in remaining cheeses and mustard until cheese melts. 4. In a bowl, toss pasta with cauliflower; pour cheese mixture over top; stir.

Notes

Can also replace the cauliflower with kale or another green of choice.

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