Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Bites | a2 Milk® USA Recipes
Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Bites | a2 Milk® USA Recipes

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Bites

Who doesn’t love a good mac and cheese?
Bite-sized and easy to devour?
Yes, please!

Enter: Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Bites! Being made with a2 Milk®, you can not only rest assured your family’s nutrition is hitting the daily mark.

Make into a gluten-free entree easily using gluten-free pasta (consider trying chickpea pasta) and substituting cornstarch (use half) for the flour.

No matter how you serve them, everyone will love these tasty, cheesy bites!

Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 35 min

Servings: 12 regular-sized or 24 mini-sized

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Whole grain pasta, dry
  • 1 Tbsp. Oil
  • 1 cup Onions, diced (about 1 small onion)
  • 1 Tbsp. Flour
  • 1 cup a2 Milk®
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp. Black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups Riced cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, divided
  • 1 Egg
Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Bites

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in the same pot, and sauté onions for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in flour and stir to completely coat the onion. Stir in spices and cook, stirring constantly, until spices are fragrant (about 1 minute).
  5. Pour in about 1/4 cup a2 Milk®. Stir well, scraping up any bits on the bottom of the pot, until thick. Add a little more milk, stir into sauce, and repeat two more times until you have a thick sauce.
  6. Add in cauliflower and stir to completely combine. Add in all but 2 tablespoons of cheese and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
  7. Whisk the egg into a small bowl. Add a spoonful of the hot cauliflower-cheese mixture and stir. Add another spoonful of mixture and stir. Pour into the pot and stir to completely combine.
  8. Transfer to muffin tins or liners. Sprinkle with remaining two tablespoons of cheese.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven.
  10. Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

 

Notes

  • For those of you with a bigger sweet tooth, add 1 tablespoon of organic sugar cane for added sweetness!
  • Skip the cayenne pepper for less spicy bites
  • Recipe was tested with a2 Milk® 2% Reduced Fat. Whole milk would also work, but fat-free milk will not work in this recipe.

 

Recipe Courtesy of


Meme Inge | Living Well Kitchen

I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist who just happens to love cooking, and I write this blog where I share approachable, nourishing recipes to prove that living a healthy lifestyle can be budget friendly, delicious & fun! (yes, I said fun!)

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