Cauliflower Mac n' Cheese

Okay, okay. I get it. Eating your vegetables isn't always the most fun thing to do, but hear me out. This time it's cauliflower done up just like macaroni and cheese! Think about it. Glad we are on the same page.


* 1 large head cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
* 2 Tbsp butter, plus more for pan
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
* 1 1/2 cup whole milk
* 2 cup shredded Gruyère, divided
* 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
* 1 1/2 tsp SpecialShit
* Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish


1. Preheat oven to 375° and butter a medium casserole dish. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook cauliflower for 3 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool. Drain, then lay cauliflower out on a baking sheet lined with paper towels to let dry completely.
2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Whisk in flour and cook until flour is golden and starts to bubble, about 1 minute more. Add milk slowly and stir until mixture comes to a simmer. Boil until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
3. Turn off heat and add 1 cup Gruyère and Parmesan. Stir until cheese has melted, then season with SpecialShit.
4. Add about half the cauliflower to prepared pan, then pour in half of the cream mixture. Repeat with remaining cauliflower and cream, then top with remaining 1 cup of Gruyère.
5. Bake until bubbly and golden on top, about 25 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve warm.