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Cauli Cheese Pasta Bake
CAULI CHEESE PASTA BAKE
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This is our recipe for cauli cheese pasta bake. This pasta bake is cheesy, gooey, melty and totally delicious.
This pasta bake is super easy to make, with minimal ingredients and cook time! Simply put your cauli and pasta on to cook whilst you make your cheese sauce.
This cheese sauce is super gooey, you wouldn't know it's vegan! Once your sauce is made, mix it in with your cooked pasta and cauliflower. Layer it in a baking tin and pop it in the oven, make sure to use breadcrumbs on top for that added crunch!
Bring your cauli cheese pasta bake out the oven and serve straight away. We like to serve ours with a little side salad.
Enjoy! If you like this cauli cheese pasta bake recipe, let us know in the comments! We'd love to see your recreations as well so send us a pic on Instagram!
- 1 Cauliflower
- 70g dairy free butter
- 50g plain flour
- 500ml plant based milk
- 200g dairy free cheese
- 25g nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp English Mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 400g Penne
- Side Salad
- Chives (for garnish, optional)
You will need the oven preheated to 200’C, a lasagne dish, grater and a pan
Put the saucepan on the stove, pour in the water from the kettle, add a generous pinch of salt, pour in the penne and cook for 4 minutes, then add 1 large cauliflower, broken into florets, and cook for a further 5 mins.
Whilst the cauliflower and pasta is cooking, melt the dairy free butter in the pan, sieve in the flour and stir it into the dairy free butter to make a thick, sticky roux | Pour the dairy free milk into the pan gradually, stirring constantly, until the sauce is smooth and creamy
Grate the dairy free cheese and add the nutritional yeast, garlic powder & mustard into the pan, stirring constantly, until the dairy free cheese has melted and combined with the sauce | Add 6 tbsp of pasta water to the pan and stir it into the sauce | Taste the sauce, season with salt and pepper and turn the heat of the stove right down.
Drain the cooked cauliflower & penne with a colander and pour into the cheesy sauce and mix together
Pour the contents of the pan into a baking dish, and put in the oven at 200’C for 15 minutes or until bubbling. Remove the roasting dish from the oven | Serve the Baked Cauliflower Cheese Penne Pasta with a side salad, garnish with chives