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Tell the kids they’re eating macaroni and cheese and they’ll be none the wiser of the hidden veges!


2 cups macaroni, penne or any other small pasta shape

½ cauliflower head cut into small florets

2 cups milk

2 tbsp cornflour (corn starch)

1 cup grated cheese

salt and pepper to taste

extra cheese for sprinkling


• Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease a 20x20 cm (8x8 inch) baking dish.

• Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted water for 4 minutes.

• Add the cauliflower and cook for another 6 minutes or until the pasta is just cooked.

• Drain and return the pasta and cauliflower to the pot.

• In the meantime, pour the milk into a small pot.

• In a cup, mix the cornflour in a little water, then add to the milk.

• Bring to the boil over a medium heat and stir until the mixture thickens.

• Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese. Season to taste.

• Pour the sauce over the macaroni and cauliflower, and mix until well combined.

• Tip the mixture into the prepared dish and sprinkle over the extra cheese.

• Bake for 20 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbly.

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

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