Updated: March 02, 2016

From celeb chef Rachael Ray's new book, Yum-o! The Family Cookbook.

Get the book at Yum-o!, a nonprofit organization Ray founded to eradicate hunger in the United States and empower families to develop healthy eating habits. All proceeds go to Yum-o!

The secret ingredient in this mac 'n' cheese is Dijon mustard.

Serves 4 to 6


2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup chicken stock
1½ cups milk
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 pound whole wheat pasta, cooked to al dente
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets and steamed until almost tender, 6-7 minutes

In a saucepot, melt the butter over medium-low heat, add flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in chicken stock and milk. Thicken the sauce for 5 minutes and stir in cheese, season with salt and pepper, and stir in the secret ingredient (the mustard).

Toss sauce with whole wheat pasta and cauliflower. YUM-O!