Simple, comforting and delicious – perfect on its own, as a side or with a few oven chips.

  • Serves: 4 people
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
    • Irish
    • Vegetarian

    Cauliflower Cheese

    Recipe Information

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    1 large Cauliflower

    50g Plain Flour

    500ml Whole Milk

    50g Butter

    125g Mature Cheddar Cheese

    1 tsp Dijon Mustard

    ½ tsp Paprika

    Salt and White Pepper


    Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6.

    Cut the cauliflower into quarters. Boil in some salted water for 5 minutes, then drain well and put into an ovenproof dish.

    Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, add all of the flour and cook on a light heat for a minute. Then, add the milk slowly and whisk as you bring to the boil and cook for a couple of minutes on a light heat. Add the mustard and 100g of the grated cheese. Season with a little salt and some white pepper.

    Pour the sauce over the cauliflower, sprinkle with the extra cheese and the paprika. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.