Special cauliflower cheese

Special cauliflower cheese

Three different types of cheese transform this traditional recipe into a fabulous dish.

By , 21 September 2015
Special cauliflower cheese
  • Ready in: 45 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: £1.25 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 385g serving contains
  • Fat 32.3
  • Sat Fat 17.5
  • Sugar 10.8
  • Salt 1.3
  • Cals 503
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 547kJ/131kcal.
  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 50g butter
  • 40g plain flour
  • 500ml semi-skimmed
  • ½ tsp English mustard
  • ¼ level tsp cayenne pepper
  • 75g extra mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 75g Gruyere, grated
  • 25g Parmesan, grated
  • 40g white bread (slightly stale), made into crumbs
  • 1 level tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 level tbsp sunflower seeds
  • Pre-heat the oven 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Break the cauliflower into large florets. Add to a large pan of fast boiling water, return to the boil, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Melt the butter, remove from the heat and stir in the flour. Cook over a low heat for 1 minute, stirring.

  • Remove from the heat and gradually whisk in the milk. Heat again until simmering, whisking constantly. Add the mustard and cayenne and simmer for 1 minute.

  • Take off the heat. Set aside 25g Cheddar, then add the rest of the cheeses and stir until melted.

  • Put the cauliflower in an ovenproof dish, then pour over the sauce. Mix the reserved cheese with the breadcrumbs and seeds. Sprinkle over the cauliflower and bake for 10-15 minutes.