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I baked cauliflower cheese for tea tonight and put the picture on my Instagram and Facebook page. What’s the bet someone will ask me for my recipe so I am getting in first before anyone asks? I like to flavour the white sauce with mushrooms, onion and garlic sauteed in a little butter and oil before adding the milk. It really does enhance the taste of the white sauce and for those who have children who don’t eat mushrooms I say this: if you chop the mushrooms up very very finely they have no idea the mushrooms are in the dish!

I served my Cauliflower Cheese with chicken and some steamed carrots. For a change, try adding some honey and a little dried basil to the carrot before serving. You will be shocked at how lovely it tastes with this meal. Enjoy!


Cauliflower Cheese with a Twist

1 head of cauliflower broken into florets and steamed

1 small head of broccoli as above

1 small onion finely chopped

4 button mushrooms finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic

2 tablespoons plain flour

3 cups of milk

2 teaspoons of vegetable stock powder,

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional but try the cayenne for a change if you like pepper)

grated cheese for top



Grease a lasagna-type baking dish

Add cooked cauliflower and broccoli to dish and set aside.

Saute onion, garlic and mushrooms in oil with a little butter until soft

Add flour and make a roux adding the milk in increments with a whisk

Keep adding the milk until the sauce is the right thickness

Add vegetable powder and cayenne pepper

Pour over the cauliflower/broccoli in the dish

sprinkle cheese over the top

Sprinkle paprika over the cheese

Bake in oven 190 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes

Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.


Cauliflower Cheese ready for the oven … the paprika on the top gives a nice colour.

Baked and ready to serve.

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