Cheesy Creamy Cauliflower Pasta

Cheesy Creamy Cauliflower Pasta

with Baby Spinach and Chives

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Making the perfect mac n’ cheese starts with a creamy cheddar cheese sauce and a swirl of sour cream. Roasted cauliflower and a chive garnish add elegance to this everyday favourite!


Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.

Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 tsp

Garlic Salt

170 g



285 g

Cauliflower, florets

7 g


56 g

Baby Spinach

56 g

Onion, chopped

½ cup

Cheddar Cheese, shredded


1 tbsp

All-Purpose Flour


6 tbsp

Sour Cream


1 tsp

Chili Flakes

Not included in your delivery

1 tbsp

Unsalted Butter*


½ cup



1 tbsp


0.13 tsp

Salt and Pepper*

2 tsp


Nutrition Values
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)2929 kJ
Calories700 kcal
Fat31 g
Saturated Fat15 g
Carbohydrate84 g
Sugar11 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Protein25 g
Cholesterol70 mg
Sodium1050 mg
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Large Pot
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Baking Sheet
Large Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Before starting, preheat oven to 425°F. Wash and dry all produce.

Heat Guide for Step 6: 1/4 tsp mild, 1/2 tsp medium and 1 tsp spicy!

Add 10 cups water and 2 tsp salt to a large pot (NOTE: Use same for 4 ppl.) Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. While the water comes to a boil, cut cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Thinly slice chives.


Toss cauliflower with 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) on a baking sheet. Season with half the garlic salt and pepper. Roast in the middle of the oven, until golden-brown, 14-16 min.


While cauliflower cooks, add rigatoni to the pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10-12 min. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water (dbl for 4 ppl). Drain and return the rigatoni to the same pot, off heat.


Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl), then onions. Cook, stirring often, until softened, 3-4 min. Sprinkle over flour and remaining garlic salt. Cook, stirring often, until onions are coated, 1 min. Add 1/2 cup milk (dbl for 4 ppl), then bring to a boil. Cook, stirring often, until thickened, 1 min. Remove the pan from the heat, then add spinach. Stir, until wilted, 1 min.


Stir sour cream and cheddar cheese into sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Add cheese sauce, reserved pasta water and half the cauliflower to the pot with the rigatoni. Stir until cheese melts, 1 min.


Divide pasta between bowls and top with remaining cauliflower. Sprinkle over chives and 1/4 tsp chili flakes. (NOTE: Reference Heat Guide.)