I posted this recipe about a month ago but made it again for dinner yesterday. It is so easy and delicious I thought I’d re-post it. Now if you’ll excuse me I think I’ll go have some leftovers.
Baked Macaroni with Caramelized Cauliflower and Two Cheeses
Make four small or two large servings
1 cup whole wheat elbow macaroni
4 tablespoons olive oil
½ head cauliflower, sliced
1 small onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon crushed hot pepper
1 cup tomato sauce
2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
2 ounces grated Parmesan
Preheat an oven to 400F. Boil the macaroni al dente, drain it, and set aside. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy skillet, then add the cauliflower and onion. Cook the vegetables for about 5 minutes, or until they begin to brown. Add the garlic and hot pepper; cook a couple minutes longer. Stir in the tomato sauce, bring it to a boil and simmer it for a minute or so, then remove the pan from the heat. Carefully fold in the macaroni and most of the cheese. Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese across the top of the macaroni, then bake it for about 15 or 20 minutes, or until the macaroni is thoroughly heated and the top is brown and crispy.