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Homemade Cauliflower Cheese

Perfectly cooked cauliflower in a cheesy, tangy sauce.

Cauliflower Cheese

You really want a strong cheddar cheese for this and don't leave out the Dijon mustard!

Yield: 2-4

Cauliflower Cheese

Serves 2 people;if you happen to be as greedy as we are!


1 good sized cauliflower - cut into florets, rinsed and dried
65g butter
65g of plain flour
450ml whole fat milk
2 good teaspoons of Dijon mustard
150g strong matured cheddar - grated
plus a small pinch of salt and some pepper to taste
a little cayenne pepper to sprinkle on top


Preheat your oven to 200C/400F or Gas 6

Get your cauliflower cooking in plenty of boiling, salted water and partly cover with the saucepan lid. It will take about 12 -15 minutes. Cook until you can easily insert a knife into it so you know it’s cooked. You don’t want mush though so be careful not to over cook.

Drain well and put the cauliflower into a buttered oven-proof dish.

Now get the cheese sauce on the go:
Melt the butter and add the flour and cook for a couple of minutes over a low heat, otherwise the sauce will taste floury.

While still on the heat, whisk in the milk in about 3 goes and bring to the boil.
Remove from the heat and stir in the mustard and two thirds of the cheese into the sauce and season with salt and pepper to your taste.

Pour the cheese sauce on top of the cauliflower, then sprinkle the remaining cheese on top along with a little cayenne pepper - not too much just a sprinkling will do.
Bake in a preheated oven for about 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown and bubbling. 
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  1. yumm...cauliflower cheese, one of our favourite meals! Yours looks delicious! I hope you have a great time camping and that the good weather gods shine down on you!

  2. I love cauliflower cheese! This looks so delicious, I'm really water-mouthering right now :)

  3. You ever tried guinness in the sauce?

    Have fun riding through the glen.

  4. Looks good Jan, good way to get those veggies in.YUM

  5. This looks amazing - if only my husband liked cauliflower. I may have to make this when he works late.

  6. Have a nice camping, Jan! I'm starting my Taipei trip tomorrow too! Will post some nice Taiwanese food when I'm back in Hong Kong. Take care!

  7. Mmm this recipe sounds delicious Jan! It's hard to hate a dish that has melted cheese over it!

    Have fun camping!

  8. Great cauliflower cheese recipe - looks delicious. Hope you had a good time camping.

  9. Jan, the cauliflower looks very yummy! I'm not usually a fan of cooked cauliflower, but I've no doubt I'd scarf that down in a flash! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Oh Jan, I want to dive into that bath of cauliflower and saucy goodness...eat up I say, I say!

  11. What an awesome cauliflower dish! I love it!!!

  12. Add me to the list of Cauliflower Cheese lovers. I've been roasting cauliflower most times I make it these days for a bit of a healthy approach. Thanks for reminding me how much I LOVE Cauliflower with Cheese. I think it's HIGH time I make some. Love the addition of the mustard, Jan. GREAT idea...

    Hope You're having FUN!!!

  13. Mmmm this looks so good. If I hadn't just come off a major pork binge, I would totally make this for dinner tonight.

  14. I adore Cauli Cheese but even more I adore your Tomato and Macaroni Cheese which works just as well with cauli! Fancy James' Guiness idea too.

  15. Cauliflower cheese is just the best - and probably the reason why kids eventually start eating vegetables! ;-)

  16. I love cauliflower cheese, this looks divine.


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