Best Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

25th December 2020

cauliflower cheese

This is a really quick and simple cauliflower cheese recipe, but gives delicious results! It’s really quick to make and you’ll be tucking in after roughly 40 mins!

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35m 15m 20m 4 portions

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  • 1 slice of brown bread
  • 1 Large cauliflower (no leaves and broken into pieces)
  • 500ml Whole milk
  • 4 tbsp Flour
  • 50g Butter
  • 200g Grated mature cheddar
Ingredients prepped
Ingredients prepped


  • Baking tray
  • Baking dish
  • Saucepan
  • Rolling pin
  • Cheese grater
  • Oven


  • Preheat your oven to 200C / 180C Fan
  • Cut a slice of bread into small 1cm squares

  • Spread squares out onto a baking tray and bake for 20mins

  • Divide into two bags and smash with a rolling pin until the desired size

Cauliflower cheese

  • Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to the boil.

  • Add the cauliflower pieces and cook for 5 minutes

  • Drain the cauliflower into your baking dish

  • Preheat your oven to 220C / 200C Fan

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

  • Whisk fast as the butter melts and let the sauce come to the boil.

  • Once all the ingredients are combined, whisk for 2 mins while the sauce bubbles and thickens.

  • Turn off the heat and stir in most of the cheese (about 150g) until melted.

The sauce for our cauliflower cheese whilst adding cheese
The sauce for our cauliflower cheese whilst adding cheese
  • Pour the mixture over the cauliflower.
Pouring the sauce over the cauliflower
Pouring the sauce over the cauliflower
  • Scatter over the remaining cheese, and 2-3 tbsp of the breadcrumbs.

  • Bake for 20 minutes

  • Enjoy!

The end result
The end result