Recipe Shed: Cauliflower Cheese


This is fantastic served with roast beef for a Sunday roast. Check out my recipe for the Ultimate Roast Beef here. 

Cauliflower florets (as many as you need)
50g butter
50g plain flour
100ml milk
1-2 tsp paprika
50-100g strong cheese (I used Grana Padano)

1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and par-boil the cauliflower until tender, but firm, approx. 5 mins.

2. Drain and cool, then transfer to a shallow baking dish.

3. Make a roux sauce by melting the butter than vigorously whisking in the butter. When it clumps, add the milk a little at a time until you have a smooth, thick sauce, like a batter. Add the cheese and continue to whisk.

4. Pour the sauce over the cauliflower and sprinkle the paprika over.

5. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Bake the cauliflower for 12-15 mins until the cheese bubbles and forms a slightly golden crust. Serve with roast beef.

• Serve as an accompaniment to this Ultimate Sous Vide ‘Roast’ Beef


Filed under Recipe Shed, Vegetarian

8 Responses to Recipe Shed: Cauliflower Cheese

  1. Jenny Paulin

    Mmmmm I love cauliflower cheese and I make a sauce just like yours but with mature cheddar and really thick and stringy! Sometimes I add a little mustard too but otherwise exactly same as yours

  2. Yum! You’ve been doing more meat-free dishes lately. I like it. (Btw – major typo on 3.)

  3. Looks good. Though now I’m craving cheese with none in the house…..

    • keithkendrick

      You’ve run out of CHEESE! Man, get yourself to the deli/supermarket/dairy. It is a criminal offence to run out of cheese.

  4. You can make a really simple curried cauli side in a similar way. Cook the cauli as you have here, til just softening. Meantime mix a large tub of greek style natural yogurt with whatever curry spices you like. Garam, turmeric and chilli powder/crushed chillies is good. Pour over your par cooked cauli and bake until golden and bubbling.