Traditional Cauliflower Cheese

Traditional Cauliflower Cheese


Servings 6
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 7
Difficulty Easy

Rating (click to rate)

3.9 based on 18 ratings.


  • 1 Cauliflower broken into florets
  • 5 cups Milk
  • 2 tsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1 cup Cheese (cheddar) grated
  • 1/2 cup Cheese (cheddar) grated for top
  • 1 tsp Mustard Powder (optional)

Nutrition Information

Qty per
205g serve
Qty per
Energy 952cal 465cal
Protein 12g 5.9g
Fat (total) 12.9g 6.3g
 - saturated 8.2g 4g
Carbohydrate 15.4g 7.5g
 - sugars 4.08g 1.99g
Dietary Fibre 3.42g 1.67g
Sodium 52mg 26mg

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Traditional Cauliflower Cheese goes brilliantly with steak, its so simple to make and the flavours compliment each other.

Definitely worth making!

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  1. Boil or steam the cauliflower until just tender.

  2. Drain and place in a baking dish with high sides.

  3. In a microwave proof jug, melt the butter until bubbling.

  4. Stir in the plain flour and microwave an additional 20 - 30 seconds.

  5. Gently whisk in the milk and microwave for one minute and whisk again until it starts to thicken.

  6. Add one cup of the grated cheese and the mustard powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Microwave again for 30 seconds to one minute and whisk until the cheese sauce is nice and thick and smooth.

  8. Pour the cheese sauce over the cauliflower florets and top with the 1/2 cup of extra grated cheese.

  9. Place in the oven or under a grill until bubbling and the top is golden.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Cauliflower Cheese is NOT suitable to freeze.
  • This recipe is best served on the day it is made.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables such as broccoli, carrots and zucchini

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