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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Bacon Lardons

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Bacon Lardons

with Blue Cheese Crumb and Sriracha Drizzle

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This Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Bacon Lardons is bursting full of flavours and makes the perfect dinner night option from HelloFresh. Cook up a fresh start!

Tags:SpicyVeggie
Allergens:MilkCereals containing glutenCelery

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Preparation Time35 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
Ingredients
serving amount
2
3
4
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serving amount
2
3
4

60 grams

Mature Cheddar Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

30 grams

Blue Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

25 grams

Panko Breadcrumbs

(ContainsCereals containing gluten)

300 grams

Cauliflower Florets

180 grams

Macaroni

(ContainsCereals containing gluten)

24 grams

Plain Flour

(ContainsCereals containing gluten)

15 grams

Vegetable Stock Paste

(ContainsCelery)

150 grams

Creme Fraiche

(ContainsMilk)

100 grams

Baby Spinach

1 sachet

Sriracha

90 grams

Bacon Lardons

Not included in your delivery

2 tbsp

Olive Oil for the Crumb

1.5 tbsp

Oil for the Roux

250 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce

Nutritional information
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per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)4773 kJ
Energy (kcal)1141 kcal
Fat66.0 g
of which saturates30.0 g
Carbohydrate92 g
of which sugars11.0 g
Protein41 g
Salt4.3 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensils
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Grater
Bowl
Cutting board
Knife
Oven dish
Colander
Frying Pan
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1

Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 1/2 tsp salt for the pasta. Grate the Cheddar cheese. Put the blue cheese and panko breadcrumbs in a small bowl and season with saltand pepper. Stir in the olive oil for the crumb (see ingredients for amount), then set aside your blue cheese crumb for later.

2

Halve any larger cauliflower florets and pop them into a ovenproof dish. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Spread them out in a single layer. When the oven is hot, roast on the top shelf until golden brown and tender, 15-20 mins. Turn halfway through.

3

Meanwhile, when your pan of water is boiling, add the macaroni and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 12 mins. Once cooked, drain in a colander and pop back into the pan. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together

4

While the pasta cooks, heat the oil for the roux(see ingredients for amount) in a saucepan on medium high heat. When the oil is hot, stir in the flour (see ingredients for amount). Cook until it forms a paste, 1-2 mins - you've made a roux! Gradually stir in the waterfor the sauce (see ingredients for amount) and the vegetable stockpaste. Bring to the boil, stir and simmer until thickened, 1-2 mins. Stir in the creme fraiche, then remove from the heat.

5

Add the Cheddar cheese to the sauce and stir until melted. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Return the pan to low heat and stir in the spinach a handful at a time until wilted and piping hot, 1-2 mins, then remove from the heat. Stir the roasted cauli and the cooked pasta through the sauce, then pour into the ovenproof dish. Turn your grill on to high.

6

Sprinkle the blue cheese crumb evenly over the top, then grill the mac and cheese on the top shelf of your oven until the crumb is golden, 3-5 mins. Serve your pasta in bowls with the sriracha drizzled over the top (careful, it's hot - add less if you don't like heat). Enjoy!