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Annabel Karmel's cauliflower cheese pasta shells

Section: Dinner ideas
cauliflower cheese pasta shells
  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes, cooking time 10-15 minutes


Introduce different vegetables and textures to your toddler with Annabel Karmel's simple and delicious cauliflower cheese pasta shells. It makes a great dinner or lunch for the whole family, and it's suitable for batch cooking and freezing so you can be super prepared. 

  1. Break the cauliflower into florets. Place in a steamer and steam for 10 minutes until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in boiling water according to the packet instructions and drain.
  3. Put the butter into a saucepan. Heat until melted. Add the flour and whisk until thickened and smooth. Add the Parmesan cheese and half the cauliflower. Blend until smooth. Roughly chop the remaining cauliflower. Stir in the cauliflower and pasta shells.

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  • Author: Annabel Karmel Annabel Karmel
  • Job Title: Children's Food Expert

M&B's resident weaning expert Annabel Karmel has over 25 years of experience in children's nutrition and is a best-selling author... 45 cookbooks and counting! 

She even received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition. 

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