Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Filo Pie
Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Filo Pie

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Filo Pie

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Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Filo Pie aisling larkin
plant based Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Filo Pie
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 medium cauliflower chopped into small florets
  • 300 g macaroni
  • 75 g Dairygold plant based alternative creamy spread
  • 75 g all-purpose flour
  • 500 ml plant-based milk
  • 2 tbsp miso paste
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 3 Dairygold plant-based alternative white slices
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 sheets of filo pastry
  • 50 g melted Dairygold butter


  • 100 g breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp chopped chives
  • 100 g grated Dairygold plant-based alternative white grated


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C


  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Pop in the floret, cook until al dente for approximately 6 minutes. Remove and drain. Set aside. Blitz the cauliflower in the food processor, or mash with a handheld masher.


  • Top up that pot with the same amount of water again. Add the macaroni to the same pot of water and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Stir well as it cooks. Macaroni is one of those pastas that tends to stick together. Drain and set aside.

Creamy Béchamel Sauce:

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the Dairygold plant-based alternative creamy spread. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth and bubbling. Gradually whisk in the milk until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Add the Dairygold plant-based sliced white, paprika, mustard, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper. Stir until everything is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  • Add the cooked macaroni and cauliflower to the sauce and stir to combine.

Filo Time:

  • Melt the Dairygold plant-based alternative creamy spread. Using a pastry brush, brush each sheet with the melted spread. Layer the filo pastry sheets into the tin, painted side down.
  • Spoon the mac and cheese mixture into the filo-lined dish.

Make the crumb:

  • Toss the breadcrumbs, seasoning smoked paprika and Dairygold grated white into a bowl. Mix well and sprinkle on top of the
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the filo is golden and crispy.
  • Serve hot and enjoy your crispy filo cauliflower Mac and cheese pie. Garnish with finely sliced chives.

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