Macaroni and Cauliflower Cheese
- Half a cauliflower
- cut into small florets
- and slice the stem
- 200g Cheddar cheese
- 100g Parmesan cheese
- bunch of flat leaf parsley
- finely chopped
- 400g dried macaroni
- 200g creme fraiche
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Average budget
Add the macaroni and cauliflower to a large pan of boiling salted water. Cook the macaroni according to the instructions on the packet.
Put both cheeses into a bowl over the saucepan and add the creme fraiche. Stir gently until cheese is smooth and melted.
Add the parsley to the melted cheese and season. Remove the bowl of cheese and put to one side.
Drain the macaroni and cauliflower, reserving the cooking water.
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.