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  • Prep
    5 min
  • Total
    30 min
  • Servings

Mac ‘n Cheese with Cauliflower, Pancetta, and Marble Cheddar Cheese

If there’s a dish that’s as simple as it is comforting, Mac ‘n Cheese is it! And we’ve reinvented the recipe just for you with an Armstrong touch, adding cauliflower, pancetta, and our famous Marble Cheddar Cheese. A simple weekday meal, complete and tasty. Not to mention that kids love the two colours of our Marble Cheddar Cheese!


  • 60 mL (1/4 cup) butter
  • 60 mL (1/4 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 1 L (4 cups) 3.25% milk
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) Dijon mustard
  • 400 g (4 cups) Armstrong Marble Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 300 g (2 cups) macaroni (or cavatappi, ziti, or other short pasta)
  • ½ cauliflower, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) florets

To serve

  • 6 slices of cooked pancetta (or bacon), crumbled
  • 2 green onions, cut into rings


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the butter and flour for 2 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add the milk, stirring constantly with a whisk until the milk is hot (do not bring to a boil). 
  3. Add the mustard and the Armstrong Marble Cheddar Cheese. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the cheddar has melted. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. In the meantime, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Two minutes before the end of the cooking time, add the cauliflower florets.
  5. Drain the pasta and cauliflower. In a large bowl, mix them with the sauce.
  6. Top with pancetta and green onion.

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