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Easy cauliflower cheese

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Vegetarian mains

Easy cauliflower cheese

Side Serves 4 40 min
A creamily delicious white-on-white vegetarian dinner which you can make in half an hour. You could also roast the cauliflower rather than boiling it, which takes longer but brings out a more intense, nutty flavour. Scatter over a generous handful of breadcrumbs before baking for a bit of crunch.


  • 1 cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 150g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 250ml tub crème fraîche
  • 1 tsp mustard; Dijon or coarse wholegrain, whichever you prefer
  • pinch grated nutmeg
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C/Gas 6.
  • Step 2

    Cook the cauliflower in a large pan of boiling water for 6-8 minutes, or until just tender. Drain and put in a baking dish.
  • Step 3

    Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl, reserving 50g of the cheese. Season, spread over the cauliflower and toss in the baking dish to combine.
  • Step 4

    Sprinkle over the rest of the cheese, then bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, until the cheese has melted and turned golden.

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