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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann


PREP TIME: 20 mins COOK TIME: 40 mins TOTAL TIME: 1 hour

AUTHOR: Lee Hersh YIELD: 6


15 oz chicken breast (2 large breasts)

1/2 a head of cauliflower (4 cups)

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper


3 cups 1% milk (or any kind, even dairy free)

3 tablespoons tapioca flour

8 oz cheddar cheese


Bread Crumbs


Green Onion


Preheat the oven to 375ºF and spray casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Chop cauliflower into 1 1/2 inch chunks. Place in casserole dish.

Heat a tablespoon of olive oil over high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and brown for a minute to a minute and a half on each side. Then, slice chicken into chunks and place in casserole dish. Set aside.

Make cheese sauce by heating 3 cups of 1% milk over medium/high heat while stirring consistently. Once simmering, add in tapioca flour one tablespoon at a time and continue whisk so that milk does not burn.

Once milk starts to thicken (8-10 minutes in), turn down to low heat and slowly add in 8 ounces of shredded white cheddar cheese. Don’t forget to continue whisking! Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder into cheese sauce.

Pour cheese sauce over the top of chicken/cauliflower and then add 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Mix until everything is combined.

Place in oven at 375ºF for 30 minutes (uncovered). Remove and add in noodles. *Bake for 5 minutes. Remove and stir. Place back in and bake for 5 more minutes.

Remove casserole from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Continue to to stir often to release heat so that the noodles do not continue to cook.

Once casserole is cooled, top with optional bread crumbs, bacon, and green onions.



*truRoots Ancient Grain Elbow Pasta cooks quickly and will continue to cook when taken out of the oven. Be conscious of this as you check the noodles after 5 minutes. Everyone’s oven is a little bit different, so watch out that your noodles don’t turn to mush!


Serving Size: 1/6

Calories: 485

Sugar: 7

Sodium: 446

Fat: 24

Carbohydrates: 41

Fiber: 3

Protein: 31


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