Mac & Cheese with Broccoli and Cauliflower

Mac & Cheese with Broccoli and Cauliflower

Mac & Cheese with Broccoli and Cauliflower
 
Mac & Cheese with Broccoli and Cauliflower
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Ingredients
  • 1 small head of broccoli, trim into florets
  • 1 small head cauliflower, trim into florets
  • 1 lb. short cut pasta (elbow, penne, shell, etc.)
  • 2 c. sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 T. Dijon mustard
  • ½ c. chopped fresh chives
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated or crushed into a paste
  • Tabasco to taste
  • Salt, black pepper to taste
  • 2 c. grated extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 c. grated mozzarella or Swiss cheese
  • Paprika

Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add broccoli and cauliflower and boil for 3-5 minutes. Remove with a strainer and drain. Save water.
  2. Add pasta to the water and cook, but undercook about 2-3 minutes. Drain.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the sour cream with mustard, chives, garlic, Tabasco, salt and pepper. In another bowl, combine the two cheeses.
  4. Add pasta and veggies and ⅔ of cheese mixture. Stir to combine.
  5. Transfer mixture to a baking dish that has been sprayed with PAM.
  6. Cover with remaining cheese. At this point, you can cool and chill and serve later or freeze.
  7. To serve now, put casserole on a baking sheet in a 375 oven. Cook until deeply golden and bubbly, about 45 minutes.

 

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