Cauliflower & Cannelli Bean Mac n Cheese
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Cauliflower & Cannelli Bean Mac n Cheese

This Cauliflower & Cannelli Bean Mac n Cheese is an easy one pan comfort dinner made with just veggies & cheese.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 243kcal
Author: Stephanie

Ingredients

  • 1 medium to large cauliflower broken into small bite size pieces***
  • 1 11-14 ounce can cannelli beans rinsed
  • 3/4 cup half & half
  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 4 to 6 ounces cheddar cheese grated
  • 4 to 6 ounces monterey jack cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • handful of freshly chopped dill weed
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degree. Butter 13x9 casserole dish
  • Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Carefully add cauliflower florets
  • Cook 7-8 minutes until fork tender. Drain well
  • Rinse cannelli beans and add to bottom of casserole dish
  • Add drained cauliflower to top of cannelli beans
  • Meanwhile in medium sauce pan melt butter on low heat
  • Once butter is melted stir in cornstarch until thickened slightly into roux
  • Add mustard, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt & pepper
  • Stir in half & half and continue stirring until mixture thickens slightly
  • Add greek yogurt and continue stirring a few more minutes
  • Add 3/4 cup of the grated cheese mixture(montery jack & cheddar) and continue cooking till cheese is melted
  • Remove sauce from heat and pour over the cauliflower and cannelli beans
  • Mix gently to coat cauliflower and beans
  • Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese and fresh dill
  • Bake in preheated oven 35-40 minutes until bubbly and slightly browned on top
  • Allow to sit 10 minutes prior to serving

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal