Cauliflower cheese

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Serves: 4

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  • 50g butter

  • 300ml milk

  • 110g cheddar

  • 1 large cauliflower

  • 1/2 tsp mustard

  • 1 pinch nutmeg

  • 25g fresh breadcrumbs

  • 3 tbsp plain flour


  1. Trim the cauliflower and boil in salted water for 10-15 minutes or until just tender.
  2. Drain and place in a flame-proof dish.
  3. Add the milk, flour and butter to a saucepan.
  4. Heat, stirring continuously until the sauce thickens, boils and is smooth.
  5. Allow to simmer for a further 2 minutes.
  6. Add three-quarters of the grated cheese, mustard, a pinch of nutmeg and seasoning.
  7. Cook for further minute, stirring well.
  8. Pour the sauce over the cauliflower.
  9. Mix the remaining cheese and breadcrumbs together, sprinkle over the top.
  10. Place under a hot grill until golden brown.
  11. Serve immediately.

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Side

  • Make Ahead

  • cauliflower

  • cheese

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  • BethanyBear 17/05/12 12:31

    Have been looking for an easy cauliflower cheese recipe and this is excellent! I added broccoli and boiled potatoes, but that's just me :D Was lovely and cheesy and I really enjoyed it! Got to try that marmite tip!

  • DawsonKat 15/11/11 14:27

    Did anyone see the TV show last night about cauliflower? Apparently it has a high nutritional content, but we've all stopped buying it because we assume that greener is better. D

  • 07/07/11 22:02

    My secret ingredient for cauliflower cheese is a heaped teaspoon of marmite along with the mustard. As my family is vegetarian I serve "cauli cheese" as a main meal with roast potatoes, carrots and parsnips. Really love a few cauliflower leaves thrown in too, but that's probably just me. :)

  • Sazisi 31/03/09 13:17

    Finally, a vegetable dish all three of my minxes like! I like the addition of breadcrumbs here :D

  • 07/10/08 13:31

    A good old family fav. Plus good comfort food yum