Macaroni and cauliflower and cheese?

(19 Posts)
DrinkFeckArseGirls Mon 17-Feb-14 20:53:47

Am I mad? That would be line a meal in itself?

LurkingNineToFive Mon 17-Feb-14 20:54:43

Add some broccoli and bacon for extra yummyness.

JoinTheDots Mon 17-Feb-14 20:57:02

Gordon Ramsey has a recipe for mac and colli cheese in his Ultimate Cookery Course book. 'Tis very nice!

MisForMumNotMaid Mon 17-Feb-14 21:00:39

We have it with onion, bacon then a side of cheep sausages and tomato ketchup.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Mon 17-Feb-14 21:12:36

smile Glad it's not just me! Will do it this week.

We seem to have ketchup with most things these days. hmm @ DD

DrinkFeckArseGirls Mon 17-Feb-14 21:17:16

Hmm, kale or greens would be nice for a bit if bite with it.

BuzzLightbulb Tue 18-Feb-14 08:32:54

We like boiled eggs in our macaroni cheese, sliced in half.

Just sayin'....

JoinTheDots Tue 18-Feb-14 10:30:07

I like it with gammon - I feel it needs some meat to go with it! Like the idea of sausages with it too, might have to do that this week.

I sometimes just do macaroni cheese with nothing else as a meal in itself. If I'm feeling virtuous we add broccoli or cauliflower. Bacon if there's leftover from a weekend bacon sarnie.

Eastpoint Tue 18-Feb-14 10:38:17

We have cauliflower mac & cheese with extra green veg. No need for any additional protein. I think there's a version in either Jamie's 30 or 15 minute meals.

LucyLasticBand Tue 18-Feb-14 10:44:09

jamie oliver does it

Opheliabumps Tue 18-Feb-14 10:44:26

I make this with broccoli, cauli and macaroni, loving the bacon idea too though, think I'll add that too.

ThursdayLast Tue 18-Feb-14 10:46:20

Yum. Its a way of using up broccoli, cauliflower, leeks, open tins of sweetcorn etc in this house. The mac makes it feel like a meal, but sometimes its nice as a side smile

MiloBelle Tue 18-Feb-14 10:49:24

I've made this a few times and it is fab! Also really reduces the calories compared to a traditional macaroni cheese. Yum!

ThePequod Wed 19-Feb-14 12:51:41

Yes! I've also been known to chop celery, carrot, celeriac (basically any hard veg past its best) into pieces the same size as the pasta (penne in my case). Just throw it in the pan when you cook the pasta.

mrspremise Fri 21-Feb-14 16:26:27

I do caulimac and cheese, but brollymac and cheese (with broccoli) is even better...smile

BirdyBedtime Fri 21-Feb-14 16:31:03

Loving 'brollymac and cheese'.

We have this too - why would it not be considered a meal in itself when mac and cheese is?? I do sometimes add gammon if it's not our weekly veggie meal.

If anyone has tried a Romanescu then it is fab in mac and cheese too - less break-up-able than broccoli.

Sometimes I do it the Jamie was but others just normal mac and cheese but cook the cut up cauli along with the pasta. You need less past so less carbs = less calories as MiloBelle said

Kids love it (albeight one smothered in tomato sauce but hey-ho)

Cat98 Fri 21-Feb-14 18:04:11

We did exactly this the other day - macaroni and cauliflower cheese, with a few peas and topped with some crispy bacon. Was lovely!

LucyLasticBand Fri 21-Feb-14 20:56:31

i put slice toms on top, i need the tomatoes <<in all of my meals>>

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