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Cauliflower and broccoli cheese bake

Mature Cheddar gives this side-dish a deep richness, while the hazelnut crumb topping tastes even better with extra cheese added

, 21 August 2020

(8 votes)

Cauliflower and broccoli cheese bake
  • 1 Hour

  • Serves: 8

  • Price: 84p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 221g serving contains
  • Energy

    934KJ

    223KCAL

    11%
  • Fat

    12.8g

    med

    18%
  • Saturates

    6.9g

    high

    35%
  • Sugars

    5.7g

    low

    6%
  • Salt

    0.44g

    low

    7%
1
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 423kJ/101kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1 head broccoli, broken into florets
  • 350ml semi skimmed milk
  • 35g unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 35g plain flour
  • 1tsp English mustard
  • 140g Asda Mature British Cheddar, grated
  • 1 cauliflower
  • 40g bread, without crusts
  • 1 sprig thyme, leaves only, plus extra to garnish
  • 20g hazelnuts or almonds, chopped
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Add the broccoli to a pan of boiling water and simmer for 10 mins or until tender, then drain. Add the milk, then blitz with a handheld blender until smooth.

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the garlic and cook over a low heat for 1 min. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 mins until you get a thick paste. Add the mustard, then gradually stir in the broccoli-milk mixture. Heat to a simmer, stirring continuously. Remove from the heat, stir in 125g of the Cheddar and season with black pepper.

  • Cut the cauliflower into florets, discarding the leaves and hard stem. Add to a pan of boiling water, then simmer for 8-10 mins until just tender. Drain and put in an ovenproof dish. Pour over the cheese and broccoli sauce.

  • Blitz the bread and thyme in a processor to make crumbs. Mix with the nuts and the remaining cheese. Sprinkle over the sauce, along with the extra thyme leaves. Bake for 25-30 mins until the sauce is bubbling and the topping is toasted and golden.