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Appetizers

Cauliflower Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bites

This fun twist on a comfort-food favorite would be a welcome addition at any holiday potluck.

Serving Size:

12

Active Time:

20 min.

Total Time:

1 hr.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. macaroni
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ small onion, minced
  • 2 Tbs. flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta as package directs. With slotted spoon, remove pasta to bowl. Add cauliflower to boiling water; cook 10 min. or until tender. Drain. Transfer half to food processor; puree.
  2. In pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and onions; cook 5 min. Add flour; cook 1 min. Whisk in milk; let simmer 2 min., stirring. Stir in cauliflower puree and cheeses. Remove from heat. Add pasta and remaining cauliflower; toss to coat.
  3. Heat oven to 400°F. Divide mac-and-cheese evenly among 12 greased muffin-tin wells. Bake 15 min. or until bubbly and golden brown.

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