Cauliflower Cheese with Crunchy Topping Recipe

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Deliciously different way of serving an old favourite. Once you've tried this, I doubt you'll go back to the 'old' way!

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Servings: 4 -5


Cost per serving $0.39 view details
  • Cauliflower - about 3 cups or 1 medium head cut into florets.
  • 2 cups skim milk - I use skim milk to reduce the fat content but this is a personal choice. It doesn't alter the flavour. Whole milk is fine too.
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • Wostershire sauce (opt)
  • 1/3 teaspoon white pepper (opt)
  • Fresh breadcrumbs
  • Cheddar cheese - grated.


  1. Cook cauliflower until al dente (just cooked) in salted water. Drain and tip into an oven proof dish.
  2. Melt butter in a pot, taking care not to burn it.
  3. Add flour and mix into butter. Cook gently for a minute.
  4. Add 2 cups of warm milk and whisk until mixture is well combined and starts to thicken. Remove from heat.
  5. Add mustard powder, salt, pepper and Wostershire sauce and mix.
  6. Add about 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese and allow to melt in white sauce.
  7. Pour over cauliflower.
  8. Mix equal parts of fresh breadcrumbs and grated cheese together and spread over top of white sauce.
  9. Pop into oven and bake for about 20 minutes at 190/360 until top is golden and crunchy.
  10. Serve as a side dish with your roast.
  12. Freeze rolls that are leftover from the braai and grate them (from frozen) whenever fresh breadcrumbs are needed.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 139g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 112  
Calories from Fat 48 43%
Total Fat 5.46g 7%
Saturated Fat 3.38g 14%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 407mg 17%
Potassium 212mg 6%
Total Carbs 9.47g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 6.34g 4%
Protein 6.45g 10%
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