Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

Cauliflower Cheese Recipe | How To Make Cauliflower Cheese

This easy cauliflower cheese recipe can be eaten as a main course, for lunch or dinner, or as a side dish.
This cauliflower cheese is an old-fashioned family favourite in our house.

Cooked cauliflower is topped here with a tasty cheese sauce that bakes golden in the oven.
Making cauliflower cheese with bacon is just one simple variation to this cauliflower cheese recipe.

Cauliflower Cheese Recipe | How To Make Cauliflower Cheese
Yield: 6 Serves

How To Make Cauliflower Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Cauliflower cheese is an all time favourite of mine and is a staple of the roast dinner.

This cauliflower cheese recipe presents the dish in its most classic form.
It's simple to create, using cauliflower florets as the base.
The cheese sauce is dead easy to make and gives a perfect result every time.


  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 500 ml milk
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 50 grams butter
  • 100 grams tasty cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 200℃
  2. Prepare cauliflower by by removing the leaves then cutting the head in to florets.
  3. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, then add the cauliflower and salt. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 mins.
  4. Lift out a piece to test, it should be cooked, still firm but not mushy.
  5. Drain the cauliflower, then place into an oven dish.
  6. Grate cheese.
  7. Put the saucepan back on the heat and add the milk, flour and butter.
    Whisk fast as the butter melts and the mixture comes to the boil.
    The flour will disappear and the sauce will begin to thicken. Whisk for 2 mins while the sauce bubbles and becomes nice and thick.
  8. Take off the heat, stir in ⅔ of the cheese.
  9. Pour over the cauliflower. Scatter the remaining ⅓ cheese over the top.
  10. Place in the pre heated oven and bake for 20 mins until bubbling.
  11. Remove and serve.


Cauliflower Cheese Recipe Variations

  • Mix 2-3 tbsp of breadcrumbs with the remaining cheese before scattering over the top.
  • Dice an onion and stir in when adding the cheese.
  • To make cauliflower cheese with bacon just dice 75-100 grams bacon and stir in when adding the cheese.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 222Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 41mgSodium 422mgCarbohydrates 15gFibre 3gSugar 3gProtein 10g

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