Sneaky Mac n Cheese with Chorizo, Cherry Tomatoes & Green Beans
- Prep time: 35 minutes
- Calories: 620
- 1⁄2 of Cauliflower
- 200 g of Penne Pasta
- 1⁄2 Cup of Milk (pantry)
- 2 Tbsp of Butter (pantry)
- 1 Small Bunch of Chives
- 1 100g Pack of Chorizo
- 1 of Lemon
- 120 g of Cherry Tomatoes
- 100 g of Green Beans
- 3⁄4 Cup of Grated Pizza Cheese
- 2 Tbsp of Panko Bread Crumbs
Cook Cauliflower & Pasta:Preheat oven to 200°C. Place a large pot of salted water on stove and bring to a boil. Cut cauliflower into florets and once water is boiling, add florets to boiling water and cook 10 minutes, until tender. Add pasta to the same pot and cook for 8 minutes, until al dente. Remove cauliflower with a slotted spoon. Drain pasta and place in ovenproof dish.
Prepare Sauce:Using a food processor, blitz the cauliflower with milk and butter until smooth and creamy. Season generously with salt and pepper and some finely chopped chives.
Top with Cheese & Bake:Add cauliflower sauce to pasta and mix well. Ensure thoroughly combined and top with cheese and breadcrumbs. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown on top.
Cook Chorizo & Veg:Meanwhile, top and tail beans and slice chorizo in 2mm rounds on an angle. Heat a pan over medium heat and add chorizo. As the oils are released from the chorizo, add beans, tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon juice. Cook until beans start to colour and tomatoes blister, about 5 minutes.
You Plate It:Remove pasta dish from oven and divide among plates with chorizo, beans and tomatoes on the side. You could also serve both dishes to the table and just help yourselves. Enjoy!