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caulliflower and cheese in a baking dish straight from the oven

Cauliflower Cheese

Easy, low cost supper
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4


  • 1 large cauliflower broken into florets
  • 600 ml milk I use semi-skimmed
  • 125 g cheddar cheese grated
  • 40 g plain flour
  • 40 g margarine
  • 1 teaspoon English style yellow mustard


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
  • Steam the cauliflower for about 10 minutes, until slightly soft but not soggy
  • Meanwhile, place the milk in a heavy bottomed saucepan
  • Add the flour and butter
  • Slowly bring to the boil stirring continuously with a balloon whisk
  • Simmer gently for a few minutes
  • Stir in 3/4 of the cheese and allow to melt
  • Stir in the mustard
  • Once the cauliflower is cooked, turn into a casserole or baking dish
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the top and stir to cover all the cauliflower with sauce
  • Sprinkle over the remaining cheese
  • Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown
  • Serve with your favourite green vegetable
Keyword easy supper