Clarissa Dickinson

Smoked Cheddar Truffle Cauliflower Mac n' Cheese

Clarissa Dickinson
Smoked Cheddar Truffle Cauliflower Mac n' Cheese

This is my attempt at being really healthy and it has cauliflower in it so technically it is healthy. I have recently come to love cauliflower actually, I never liked it before, but it's actually so delcious and I'm very proud of my tastebuds for maturing finally.


Makes: 3 servings                   Total time: 20 minutes


  • 1 head of cauliflower florets
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup smoked cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon white truffle oil
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup turkey bacon, chopped (optional)

Step 1: Steam cauliflower florets for 10-15 minutes, until you can easily pierce with a fork.

Step 2: While cauliflower is steaming, melt butter in a small pot and add flour for a rue. 

Step 3: Slowly add in milk, 1 tablespoon at a time.

Step 4: Add in salt, pepper and truffle oil, whisk until smooth.

Step 5: Add in cheese and stir until melted and smooth.

Step 6: Pour the steamed cauliflower into the cheese sauce and stir until coated.

Step 7: If adding turkey bacon, chop into small pieces and cook in a small pan over medium for 5 minutes. Pour into mac and cheese with chives and stir until evenly distributed.

Step 8: Eat warm or store in airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.