The ultimate recipe for Cauliflower Cheese. Ideal with festive roasts

Published Sunday, Dec 28 2014, 11:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
You can't beat a classic dish of cauliflower cheese and this little recipe is the ultimate version for this comforting dish.

Perfect for serving with your Christmas dinner, this tasty number involves using French mustard and nutmeg for that extra pizzazz. It's basically a whole bowl of cheesy, creamy goodness. Yum!

Ultimate cauliflower cheese

© Love Your Greens


  • 1 cauliflower
  • 50g of unsalted butter, plus a bit extra for the ovenproof dish
  • 50g plain flour
  • 300ml milk
  • A generous grating of nutmeg
  • Freshly grated black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon French grainy mustard, like Dijon
  • 125g cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • A handful of flat leaved parsley, finely chopped


1 Firstly prepare the cauliflower by washing it and cutting it into individual little florets, with all the hard woody stems cut off. Place the florets in a double boiler and steam until they are soft and yielding when pierced with a sharp knife. Remove the cauliflower florets from the heat and place in a buttered, ovenproof serving dish.

2 Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the flour and cook gently for 1 minute. Remove the butter and flour from the heat and stir in the milk, very gradually. Bring the milky mixture to the boil, and then continue cooking and stirring on a medium heat, until the sauce thickens.

3 Pre-heat the grill to its hottest setting.

4 Stir the nutmeg, freshly grated black pepper and the mustard into the sauce, along with half the grated cheese. Pour the sauce over the hot cauliflower, sprinkle with the remaining cheese and brown under the hot grill.

5 Serve with freshly chopped parsley sprinkled on top.

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

5 - 10 minues

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

Recipe courtesy of Love Your Greens

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