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macaroni cheese and cauliflower bake

Gordon Ramsay’s Macaroni Cheese And Cauliflower Bake Recipe

This macaroni cheese and cauliflower bake is a major upgrade to the usual mac and cheese. It is delicious, flavorful, and healthy. It is also very cheesy as it is made with a combination of three kinds of cheese.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Chef's Delight
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal


Baking Dish


  • 300 g Cauliflower
  • 300 g Macaroni
  • 4 + 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 4 tablespoons Plain Flour
  • 2 teaspoon Mustard Powder
  • 100 g Cheddar Cheese (grated)
  • 100 g Lancashire Cheese (crumbled)
  • 100 g Cheshire Cheese (crumbled)
  • 3 tablespoons White Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme Leaves
  • 2 ½ cups Milk
  • A pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • Sea Salt (to taste)


  • Firstly, preheat the oven at 200℃.
  • Fill a pan with water and add a little bit of salt to it. Bring it to a boil and add cauliflower to it.
  • Cook the cauliflower for about 5-6 minutes. Then, take it out, shock it in ice water, and keep it aside.
  • In a pot, cook the macaroni al dente. Drain the water and set it aside.
  • Take a bowl and add the cooked macaroni and cauliflower to it. Add about 4 tablespoons of butter to it and mix them.
  • Then, place a saucepan on the heat and melt the remaining butter in it.
  • Add flour and mustard powder to it and keep stirring. Then, slowly add milk to it while stirring so no lumps are formed.
  • Lower the flame and keep stirring the roux until it thickens. Also, season it with salt and some cayenne pepper.
  • Mix the three kinds of cheese in a bowl. Add half of that to the roux and keep stirring until smooth.
  • Then, add the macaroni and cauliflower mixture to the saucepan and mix it to cover it with the roux.
  • Now, take a baking dish and put this macaroni mixture in it. Top with the remaining cheese, breadcrumbs, and thyme leaves.
  • Place the baking dish in the oven and cook it for about 15-20 minutes. Take it out when the top looks golden and crispy and then, serve it.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 550mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g
Keyword Gordon Ramsay, Gordon Ramsay's Macaroni Cheese And cauliflower Bake
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