Cauliflower Cheese

"A classic heartwarming English dish served as a side for 4 or main with potatoes or bread for 2."
Cauliflower Cheese Cauliflower Cheese
  • Serves
  • Prep
    15 m
  • Cook
    25 m
  • Ready In
    40 m
  • Difficulty
  • Nutritions

Method for Cauliflower Cheese

  • 1
    Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower; cover the saucepan with a lid and steam cauliflower until tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • 2
    Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Whisk flour into melted butter; cook, stirring constantly until raw flour taste cooks off and mixture darkens, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 3
    Gradually whisk milk into butter mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens, about 8 minutes. Remove pot from heat; stir in Cheddar cheese. Season sauce with salt and white pepper.
  • 4
    Stir steamed cauliflower into cheese sauce; season with salt and white pepper.


  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 2/3 cups milk
  • 3 1/2 ounces grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • salt and ground white pepper to taste
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