Jamie Oliver Cauliflower Cheese Pasta with Creamy Sauce, Crispy Garlic, Cauli Leaf Bread Crumbs

As seen on his Channel 4 series, Keep Cooking Family Favourites, Jamie Oliver's cauliflower cheese pasta is a great way to get the kids eating more veg.

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Serves 4
Cook time: 30 min


100g stale sourdough bread
2 cloves of garlic
½ a head of cauliflower (400g)
1 onion
400ml semi-skimmed milk
300g dried spaghetti
70g Cheddar cheese


Tear the bread into a food processor. Peel and add the garlic, then tear in any nice leaves from your cauliflower. Add ½ a tablespoon of olive oil, blitz into fairly fine crumbs, then tip into a large non-stick frying pan on a medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes, or until golden and crisp, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, peel the onion, then roughly chop with the cauliflower, stalk and all.

Tip the crispy crumbs into a bowl, returning the pan to the heat. Pour in the milk and add the chopped veg, bring just to the boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer. Alongside, cook the pasta in a pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions. Just before the pasta is ready, carefully pour the cauliflower mixture into the processor (there’s no need to wash it), grate in the cheese, blitz until super smooth, then season to perfection, and return to the pan. Drain the pasta, reserving a mugful of starchy cooking water. Toss the pasta through the sauce, loosening with a splash of reserved cooking water, if needed, then serve with the crispy crumbs, for sprinkling.

ENERGY 450kcal FAT 11.5g SAT FAT 4.3g PROTEIN 18.9g CARBS 75.4g SUGARS 8.8g SALT 0.6g FIBRE 5g

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