I was brainstorming for a Meatless Monday dinner, so I came up with this recipe. It’s really quick and easy and I wanted to share it with you all.
Whole grains: check
Easy Peasy Cheesy Cauliflower Whole Wheat Spaghetti
You will need whole wheat pasta, 1 cauliflower, butter, flour and milk (I’m usually eyeballing the amounts for bechamel sauce – or cheat and use ready-made Alfredo sauce), sharp cheese (I used a mix of Comte and Trader Joe’s cheddar/Gruyere melange, but Gorgonzola is fantastic too), salt and pepper to taste and extra freshly grated Parmesan for sprinkling on top
- Cook your pasta according to instructions
- In the meantime, wash cauliflower and boil in a big pot until tender but still has a bite to it. I usually just put the whole head of cauli in the pot, but this time we were hungry, so I just chopped it roughly into bite-sized pieces and microwaved it with a Tsp. water for about 7 minutes
- Make Bechamel sauce (in a saucepan, melt butter – about 1 Tsp – , add flour – 1-2 Tsp -, whisk in milk until sauce thickens to your desired consistency ) and add your cheese of choice and whisk until melted
- Toss cauliflower with pasta, pour cheese sauce on top and top with fresh parmesan and freshly ground pepper