Crunchy cauliflower cheese

Crunchy cauliflower cheese

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
This makes a hearty and satisfying side dish, perfect served with Sunday lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal430
  • fat28g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre5g
  • protein22g
  • salt1.38g
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  • 1 large cauliflower (about 1kg/2lb 4oz), trimmed



    A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

  • 300g tub cheese sauce
  • 100g Swiss cheese such as gruyère or emmental, grated



    Gruyère is an undoubted pinnacle of traditional Swiss cheese-making, a culinary masterpiece as…

  • 25g toasted hazelnut, crushed



    Grown in Europe and the US, hazelnuts are encased in a smooth, hard brown shell but are most…

  • 50g fresh breadcrumb


  1. Heat the grill to high. Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Meanwhile, break the cauliflower into even-sized florets. Drop into the pan and boil for about 7 mins, or until very tender.

  2. Heat the cheese sauce either in the microwave on High for 1 min or in a small pan until heated through, but not boiling. Place the cheese, hazelnuts and breadcrumbs in a bowl and mix together.

  3. Drain the cauliflower and place in the bottom of a large, shallow, baking dish. Pour the warmed sauce over the cauliflower, covering it evenly, then sprinkle with the breadcrumbs. Put under the grill for 5 mins, or until the cheese is bubbling and the breadcrumbs are golden and crusty.

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Frantic Flapjack
5th Apr, 2011
Good cauliflower cheese recipe to make if you are in a hurry. If you want to cut down on the fat content, you really don't need the Swiss cheese. It's still good without.
10th Feb, 2011
one of my favourite dishes....i cook it this way....
24th Nov, 2009
cathrine....its both you mix the breadcrumbs with the cheese and hazelnuts then spinkle the mixture over the top
20th Jul, 2009
Under item 2 of Method it says add breadcrumbs to bowl with other ingredients but under item 3 it says sprinkle breadcrumbs on top. Which is it?
stelaholder's picture
28th Oct, 2008
Really easy to make. I used chopped wallnuts instead of hazelnuts. Very tasty. Will definitely make again.
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