Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce

cauliflower with cheese sauce

Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce

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Servings: 4
Calories: 327


  • 1 3/4 lb cauliflower
  • 3 1/2 pints water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 oz Cheddar cheese
  • 2 oz butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 pint vegetable stock
  • 1/4 pint milk
  • salt
  • generous pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Separate the cauliflower into florets and wash thoroughly.
  • Bring the water to the boil with the lemon juice, tip in the cauliflower, cover the pan and boil for about 15 minutes.
  • Drain the cauliflower through a sieve and keep it warm over the boiling water. Grate the cheese.
  • Melt half the butter in a saucepan, sprinkle in the flour and stir until golden. Gradually stir in the stock and bring to the boil. Whisk in the milk, add the salt, nutmeg and cheese and simmer for 8 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Whisk the egg yolk in a bowl and stir in 2-3 tablespoons of the hot sauce, then stir the mixture back into the sauce.
  • Melt the remaining butter in a small frying pan and fry the breadcrumbs until golden brown.
  • Sprinkle the cauliflower with the breadcrumbs and parsley and serve with the cheese sauce.
  • Serve with: hamburgers and Potato Puree
Calories: 327 kcal
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Protein: 14 g
Fat: 24g
Saturated Fat: 14 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 112 mg
Sodium: 528 mg
Potassium: 690 mg
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 6 g
Vitamin A: 899 IU
Vitamin C: 98 mg
Calcium: 314 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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