Delectable Delights — Cauliflower Pancetta Mac and Cheese


Over on herding cats and burning soup, Anna does Tasty Delights and Dazzling Disasters; where she shares about playing in the kitchen and having some fun.


I thought I would do something similar and share my kitchen creations or disasters with you! HelloFresh has become a godsend for me when it comes to cooking. I love the easy of deliver, all the ingredients included, plus I get to try some new things.

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Cavatappi Pasta
Reduced Fat Milk
Chicken Stock Concentrate
Italian Cheese Blend


Preheat and Prep: Preheat oven 400. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Thinly slice scallions, keeping greens and whites separate. Toss cauliflower on baking sheet with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast 20-25min until golden brown.

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Pasta: Boil the cavatappi pasta cooking 9-11min until al dente. Drain.

Pancetta: Heat a large pan over medium-heat add pancetta and whites scallion tossing until crispy 4-5min. Remove from pan.


Make the cheese sauce: Heat 1 TBSP butter med-heat. Once melted, whisk in flour. Whisk constantly 1-2min. Slowly whisk Milk until combined. Add chicken stock concentrate and simmer 1-2min. Remove pan from heat stir in cheese. Season with salt and pepper.


Bake the Mac & Cheese: Stir cavatappi pasta, pancetta mixture, and 3/4 of the cauliflower into cheese sauce. Transfer to a medium, lightly oiled baking dish. Top with remaining cauliflower and cook 5-7min until bubbling. (Note: if your pan is ovenproof, you can skip transferring to baking pan.)

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5 comments on “Delectable Delights — Cauliflower Pancetta Mac and Cheese

  1. I would love this. Thank you for sharing!
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  2. Yum! I’ve really enjoyed their recipes, too! I missed the veggie cauliflower and mac recipe they did in December so printed it out and once the storm passes I’m going to hit up the grocery store 😀
    anna @ herding cats & burning soup recently posted…Tasty Delights– Freekeh Salad w/ Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash & AppleMy Profile

    • I’m hungry again after coming back here to replay. HelloFresh is a godsend. It makes cooking so much easier and I like that I get to try new things. Hope you enjoy and so glad you are enjoying the service. ^_^

  3. Thank you for this. My mate would love it!