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Pasta & cauliflower cheese bake
« on: July 15, 2010, 01:28:20 pm »
Name of Recipe:Pasta & Cauliflower cheese bake
Number of People: Serves 3 as a main or 6 as a side dish
Ingredients:
150g fuselli pasta or similar
1200mls boiling water
250g cauliflower cut into small florets

Small handful of parsley
50g cubed parmesan cheese
1/2 red onion
20g butter
25g plain flour
300mls milk
90g small cubes of tasty cheese
S & P to taste
1 tspn dijon mustard


Preparation:
Place the cauliflower pieces into the varoma dish.
Pour the boiling water into the TM bowl, add the pasta, place the varoma dish in place and cook 10 mins/varoma temp/reverse/speed 1.
Strain the pasta and place it and the cauliflower into a l.5 litre casserole dish.

Chop the parsley by dropping it through the lid onto blades set at speed 7.  Mix this in with the pasta and cauliflower.
No need to clean the bowl. Grate the parmesan 10 seconds/speed 9. Set aside for the topping.
Chop the onion 3 seconds/speed 5.
Add the butter and saute 3 mins/100o/speed 1.
Add the flour and cook 1 minute/100o/speed 1.
Turn the machine onto speed 3 and add the milk through the lid.
Program to cook for 6 mins/90o/speed 3
adding the cubes of tasty cheese through the lid at the 4 minute mark.
Add seasonings to taste plus the mustard and stir to combine.
Pour over the ingredients in the casserole dish, sprinkle the parmesan on the top and bake 30 minutes/180oC or until heated through and brown on top.
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Tips/Hints:

Saw a similar recipe on Taste.com but altered it to suit what I had. :(
Photo is of leftovers hence the top not so brown looking.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2013, 10:20:36 pm by judydawn »
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Re: Pasta & cauliflower cheese bake
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 03:41:05 pm »
Wonderful recipe for people who are on a budget jd.
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Re: Pasta & cauliflower cheese bake
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010, 03:46:34 am »
Good work JD - thought that I had commented on this?  A good variation of cauliflower cheese  :-* :-*
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Re: Pasta & cauliflower cheese bake
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 11:15:01 am »
Thanks for the inspiration... Did this with pasta, cauli, broccoli and pumpkin. I just made the normal cheese sauce and Sprinkled with paprika. Everyone loved it!!!

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Re: Pasta & cauliflower cheese bake
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2011, 11:23:09 am »
Sounds nice hopefulcook. So many variations with something like this easy dish.
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Re: Pasta & cauliflower cheese bake
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 09:13:58 am »
Made this for dinner tonight.  Big thumb up from the kids, both want second.  Thanks Judy.
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Re: Pasta & cauliflower cheese bake
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 10:34:37 am »
My pleasure Denzelmum.
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Re: Pasta & cauliflower cheese bake
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2011, 12:25:59 am »
This is absolutely the best pasta bake I have ever had!  Have made it 3 times already.  Twice with cauliflower, one with broccoli.   Thanks JD.  :)
I'm thinking of doubling the recipe for tonight.  Any tips or warnings?

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Re: Pasta & cauliflower cheese bake
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2011, 01:15:57 am »
Glad you liked it sodapop1971.  You can double the pasta & the cauliflower - the amount of water will be the same.
For the sauce, grate the cheese 12 sec/speed 9, chop the onion 4 sec/speed 5, still cook out the flour for 1 minute and once the milk is added, cook around 8 minutes and that should do it.
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Re: Pasta & cauliflower cheese bake
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2011, 03:12:23 am »
You are so helpful!  Thanks again.
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Re: Pasta & cauliflower cheese bake
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2011, 10:19:56 am »
How did I miss this one? Yum thanks JD
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Re: Pasta & cauliflower cheese bake
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2011, 10:45:33 am »
I missed this one too Dede.  It is printed ready to go now. :)

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Re: Pasta & cauliflower cheese bake
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2011, 04:32:09 am »
I had somehow missed this one. Made it last night with a combination of cauliflower and broccoli, served with mini tuna loaves and garden salad. Fabulous. Only complaint I heard was that there wasn't enough for seconds so I'm going to double it next time (without guesswork) as doubling instructions are already here. Thanks Sodapop1971 and Judydawn :) :) :)
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Re: Pasta & cauliflower cheese bake
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2011, 05:48:02 am »
JD just found this little gem. I have a whole cauliflower screaming pick me pick me, so guess what I am going to pick him and cook him up. We will have this Wednesday night, Wednesday's is pasta night, well it was last week. LOL

I will add some bacon to it, anything with bacon in makes the dish a success in DS eyes.

Not a menu plan but don't need to buy any of the ingredients.

Thanks Judy
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Re: Pasta & cauliflower cheese bake
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2011, 05:56:20 am »
Wonder if I will win another brownie point from DS Hally  :D :D
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