The other night I was in the mood for one of my boys' time favorite meals. Macaroni and cheese. (I depise the stuff unless it is my mom and grandma's recipe). This recipe is a very close second. BAP and SSP loved this...they ate a ton of it!
Secret Macaroni and Cheese
adapted from: http://www.ihearteating.com/2013/06/17/secret-ingredient-baked-macaroni-cheese/
1 (2lb) package chopped cauliflower florets
1 (16oz) dry pasta
2 cups milk
1 (8oz) package cream cheese
1/2 (8oz) package cream cheese
4 cups shredded cheese (I used medium cheddar-I think pepper jack would be yummy)
1 1/2 t dried mustard
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
Cook cauliflower in boiling water until softened. Remove cauliflower. Cook pasta in the same water until 1 al dente. Puree cauliflower in a food processor until riced. Place milk in a sauce pan, heat until simmering, Add cream cheese is melted. Add cauliflower puree and spices. Stir until smooth. Slowly add shredded cheese (except a cup). Place half the noodles in greased 3 quart pan (with a small amount of a sauce on the bottom). Pour half the cheese sauce over top. Top with remaining noodles then sauce. Bake at 350 for an hour, covered tightly. During the last 15minutes uncover and cover with remaining cheese.