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Recipe By Jaxters

Ref: 766
Heading: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Food Type: Vegetarian
No of Portions: 4
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Ingredients & Prep

   1 Med head of cauliflower cut into florets
   250 g  Dried Panne pasta
   120 g  Parmesan cheese grated
   1/2 tsp  Freshly ground black pepper
  Cheese Sauce
   300 ml  Full fat milk
   100 ml  Double cream
   200 g  Gruyere cheese grated
   100 g  Cream cheese
   50 g  Butter unsalted
   25 g  Plain flour
   1/2 Veg stock cube or gel pot
   1/2 tsp  Ground White pepper
   2 pinch  Ground nutmeg


  Step 1
Pre-heat oven to 200°C fan.
  Step 2
Cook pasta as per instructions in slightly salted water.
  Step 3
Simmer cauliflower florets in slightly salted water for 3 mins, then tip into a colander, set aside to drain.
  Step 4
To make the cheese sauce, put butter in a saucepan & melt, add flour & mix in & cook until it bubbles, add milk slowly whisking all the time, when all the milk had been added & smooth, add cream, cheeses, stock cube nutmeg & pepper, stir until smooth & continue to cook until it bubbles for 1 min.
  Step 5
Tip cooked pasta into a baking dish, then place cauliflower florets over the top stalk downwards, then pour cheese sauce all over the top, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese & black pepper, bake for 20 to 26 mins or until golden brown on top.

Suggestion & Tips

Have with crusty bread & salad.
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