Cauliflower cheese in a square baking dish with spoon

Quick cauliflower cheese

  • Rating: 5 out of 5.5 ratings
    Rate
    loading...
Magazine subscription – 5 issues for £5
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Everyone's favourite side dish, using mature cheddar and a hint of onion for extra flavour - the perfect accompaniment to a roast

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal403
fat25g
saturates15g
carbs28g
sugars11g
fibre4g
protein15g
salt0.8g
Advertisement

Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    In a small bowl, mix the cheese with the breadcrumbs and parsley, and set aside. Put the cauliflower florets in a large saucepan, cover with water and a splash of milk (this stops the cauliflower smelling) and bring to the boil. Cook for 2-3 mins until tender, then drain.

  • STEP 2

    In a separate saucepan, pour in the milk, add the onion and some seasoning, bring to the boil, then take off the heat. In a small saucepan, make a roux by melting the butter slowly, then adding the flour, stirring to make a paste. While still over a low heat, add the boiled milk, discarding the onion. Using a whisk, beat the milk together with the roux and bring to the boil. Cook for 2 mins until the sauce is lovely and thick – make sure the heat is not too high, otherwise it will catch on the bottom and burn.

  • STEP 3

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Transfer the cooked cauliflower to a casserole dish, pour over the sauce and top with the cheese and breadcrumb mix. Bake in the oven for 20 mins until golden and bubbling.

Goes well with

  • Comments, questions and tips

    Rate this recipe

    What is your star rating out of 5?

    Choose the type of message you'd like to post

    Choose the type of message you'd like to post

    Overall rating

    Rating: 5 out of 5.5 ratings
Advertisement
Advertisement
  • Cocktails with glass straws

    New! Good Food DealEnjoy a family photography shoot for just £25!

    Get offer
Advertisement

Sponsored content