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Macaroni and Cauliflower Cheese


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  • Half a cauliflower
  • cut into small florets
  • and slice the stem
  • 200g Cheddar cheese
  • grated
  • 100g Parmesan cheese
  • grated
  • bunch of flat leaf parsley
  • finely chopped
  • salt
  • 400g dried macaroni
  • 200g creme fraiche


servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Add the macaroni and cauliflower to a large pan of boiling salted water. Cook the macaroni according to the instructions on the packet.

Step 2

Put both cheeses into a bowl over the saucepan and add the creme fraiche. Stir gently until cheese is smooth and melted.

Step 3

Add the parsley to the melted cheese and season. Remove the bowl of cheese and put to one side.

Step 4

Drain the macaroni and cauliflower, reserving the cooking water.

Step 5

Return the pasta and cauliflower to the pan, pour in the melted cheese and stir. If it's too thick, add a splash of the cooking water.


Serve now - or finish it under the grill to make it crispy on top. To do this, preheat grill to a medium-high heat. Add 150ml of the cooking water and stir well. Transfer to a baking dish and put under the grill until golden and bubbling.

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