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Leave out the bacon in this gorgeous bacon cauliflower macaroni cheese bake for a wonderful vegetarian dinner option!


  • 400 g macaroni
  • 300 g cauliflower florets, steamed
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 40 g Anchor Unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¾ cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • ½ pack Perfect
  • Mozarella Cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Cook the macaroni in salted boiling water (follow packet instructions). Drain and set aside. Preheat oven to 200 C.


Meanwhile, place 1 tbsp olive oil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and cook for 2 to 3 mins until brown. Transfer to plate.


Melt butter in saucepan. Add flour and stir for 1 min. Gradually add milk, stirring until smooth. Stir for 5 mins or until the sauce thickens. Stir in 1 cup mozzarella cheese.


Place macaroni into a large bowl. Add cauliflower, cheese sauce, bacon, and season with salt and pepper.


Stir until combined and then spoon into a large baking dish. Top with remaining Perfect Italiano Perfect Bakes cheese.


Toss breadcrumbs with the olive oil and thyme. Finish off by sprinkling them over.


7 Bake for 20 mins or until cheese is melted golden brown.

Photos: Perfect Italiano

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