that your kids will love!

Here’s a recipe I made the other night and my kids loved it! and that for me, means success! 🙂

This recipe is for your oven, but I actually cooked mine in our Instapot (which was a Christmas gift)! and it was so easy!


2 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni or shells
2 cups puréed cooked cauliflower
1/2 cup water or chicken broth
1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Dry mustard
Salt & pepper to taste
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Boil noodles and drain.
  2. Add 1/2 cup water or broth to puréed cauliflower.
  3. Mix cauliflower mixture into noodles.
  4. Fold in cheese. Top with Panko bread crumbs.
  5. Bake in a casserole dish at 350 degrees until cheese melts.


Let me know what you think!

Erica Hoese is a wife, mother of 3, fitness & wellness coach, natural figure competitor, speaker, and author based out of Minnesota.
Creator of the Fit Mom Army– her mission is to help 10,000 moms start their journey to fitness, fierceness and fulfillment… and create a life that’s Fit for Purpose.