Vegetarian Cauliflower Mac

Vegetarian Cauliflower Mac

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    • 3 tbsp. olive oil, plus more for baking dish

    • 1 lb. fusilli bucati (or other pasta of choice)

    • 1 medium-sized head cauliflower, cored and chopped

    • 3 cups spinach or power greens

    • 4 cloves garlic, diced

    • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced

    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

    • 4 oz. Italian cheese blend (asiago, mozzarella, romano, fontina)

    • 2 oz. Parmesan cheese

    • 1/4 tsp. mustard powder

    • Pinch cayenne pepper


    • Preheat the oven to 425°F & lightly oil a 9-by-13-inch baking dish

    • Cook desired pasta according to package directions. Drain the pasta and reserve 1 cup water

    • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add cauliflower, garlic, and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, set aside and let cool

    • Combine the vegetables, mustard powder, and cayenne in a blender and purée

    • Add in reserved pasta water to get desired texture and blend until smooth

    • Add sauce, Italian cheese blend, parmesan and spinach to pasta and toss to combine. Transfer to prepared baking dish. If desired, sprinkle additional cheese over pasta. Bake until golden brown, 14 to 16 minutes

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