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The best Cauliflower Cheese recipe

The best Cauliflower Cheese recipe

Cauliflower Cheese is a British dish that is served as a side or even as a main (vegetarian!) Hands down the most delicious cauliflower side dish recipe I know. (All that cheese certainly helps!)

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Ingredients

number of servings
5

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

  • 1 kg lb cauliflower florets very large Added to
  • 2 medium or small cauliflower heads Added to
  • 2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil Added to
  • 12 teaspoon sea salt Added to
  • 0.13 teaspoon ground black pepper Added to

CHEESE SAUCE (MORNAY SAUCE)

  • 60 tablespoon g unsalted butter Added to
  • 3 tablespoon flour(plain all-purpose) Added to
  • 1 Cup milk (full fat best) Added to
  • 1 Cup cream (or more milk) Added to
  • 12 teaspoon cooking salt (kosher salt) Added to
  • 14 teaspoon nutmeg powder (freshly grated is best) Added to
  • 1 Cup Red Leicester cheese (or cheddar) Added to
  • 12 Cup gruyère cheese(grated or other melting cheese of choice) Added to

TOPPING

  • 12 Cup Red Leicester cheese (or cheddar) Added to
  • 12 Cup gruyère cheese(grated) Added to
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Directions

60 min.
1. Step

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER:

2. Step

Preheat oven to 220°C / 430°F (200°C fan).Toss cauliflower in oil, salt and pepper. Spread on a large tray.

The best Cauliflower Cheese recipe - preparation step 1
3. Step

Roast 20 minutes (don't turn). Cauliflower should still be a bit firm, but with some colour on them. Remove from oven.Turn oven down to 180°C/350°F.

The best Cauliflower Cheese recipe - preparation step 1
4. Step

CHEESE SAUCE (MORNAY SAUCE):

5. Step

Heat milk: Heat milk and cream until hot – either on the stove or in microwave.

The best Cauliflower Cheese recipe - preparation step 1
6. Step

Make roux: Melt butter in a large saucepan or small pot over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring regularly, for 3 minutes.

The best Cauliflower Cheese recipe - preparation step 1
7. Step

Add milk: While stirring, pour in half the milk. Once the roux is dissolved into the milk (mixture will thicken), stir in remaining milk. Stir on the heat for 1 minute – mixture should be thick enough to coat a wooden spoon.

The best Cauliflower Cheese recipe - preparation step 1
8. Step

Add cheese: Turn the stove off, but leave the pot on the turned off stove. Stir in salt, nutmeg and both cheeses. The cheese will thicken the mixture so it's like a thick sauce.

The best Cauliflower Cheese recipe - preparation step 1
9. Step

Mix in cauliflower: Add cauliflower and toss to coat in the sauce.

The best Cauliflower Cheese recipe - preparation step 1
10. Step

BAKE:

11. Step

Fill baking dish: Transfer mixture to a 2L / 2qt baking dish (30 x 20 x 5cm / 12 x 8 x 2").Top with cheese: Sprinkle over gruyère followed Red Leicester cheese.

The best Cauliflower Cheese recipe - preparation step 1
12. Step

Bake at 180°C/350°F for 30 minutes until the cheese is melted, and cauliflower is bubbly and golden.

The best Cauliflower Cheese recipe - preparation step 1
13. Step

Serve: Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Stand 5 minutes then serve!

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