Cauliflower cheese in large dish with spoon

Cauliflower cheese

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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Pop this classic side dish in the oven when you take your roast chicken out to rest, so there's no hot shelf juggling

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal250
fat15g
saturates9g
carbs16g
sugars8g
fibre3g
protein13g
low insalt0.62g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, then add 1 large cauliflower, broken into pieces, and cook for 5 mins – lift out a piece to test, it should be cooked.

  • STEP 2

    Drain the cauliflower, then tip into an ovenproof dish. Heat oven to 220C/200C/gas 7.

  • STEP 3

    Put the saucepan back on the heat and add 500ml milk, 4 tbsp flour and 50g butter.

  • STEP 4

    Keep whisking fast as the butter melts and the mixture comes to the boil – the flour will disappear and the sauce will begin to thicken. Whisk for 2 mins while the sauce bubbles and becomes nice and thick.

  • STEP 5

    Turn off the heat, stir in most of the 100g grated cheddar cheese and pour over the cauliflower. Scatter over the remaining cheese, and 2-3 tbsp breadcrumbs if using.

  • STEP 6

    Put in the oven and bake for 20 mins until bubbling.

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