16 oz pasta of your choice( I used homemade gluten free macaroni)
6 slices bacon, chopped into pieces
1/4 cup flour OR 3 TB cornstarch
2 cups milk
8 oz shredded colby jack cheese
1 TB dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
1/2 cup mashed cauliflower
Cook pasta according to package directions(or as needed for fresh)
Place bacon in a deep pan and cook over medium heat until tender crisp
If you are using flour, add it directly to the bacon and stir well until a nice paste forms, if you are using cornstarch whisk it into the cold milk.
Add milk to the pan and cook stirring often until thickened.
Add all but 1/2 cup of the cheese and mustard, stir until the cheese is melted.
Stir in peas.
Drain pasta(rinse if desired)
Mix pasta into cheese sauce and transfer to a greased baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees until hot an bubbly(about 20-30 minutes) sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake just enough to melt it.