Cauliflower cheese side dish

Cauliflower cheese side dish

Crack this cauliflower cheese and you can stop struggling to think of inventive side dishes to accompany your home cooked delights.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 6 people


  • 1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 25g butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 400ml milk
  • Sea salt
  • White pepper
  • 125g parmesan or cheddar cheese, grated


Heat the oven to Gas 4, 180°C, 350°F.

Cook the cauliflower florets in boiling water for 5 minutes, remove and drain, leave in the colander to continue to drain.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add flour and mix to a smooth paste.

Remove from the heat, add a small amount of milk and mix until smooth, continue until all the milk is incorporated.

Add seasoning, return to the heat, stirring constantly, and bring to a gentle simmer for 1 minute.

Add cheese, reserving some, and mix. Pour a little of the sauce into an oven-proof dish, add cauliflower and spoon over the remaining sauce.

Sprinkle with the reserved cheese and place in the oven for 10 minutes until bubbling and golden.