The Ultimate Gluten Free Cauliflower Cheese

I’ve always liked cauliflower cheese, (mainly because of the key ingredient covering the vegetable and ultimately making it 1000 times better) but it is my boyfriend’s favourite element to a roast. So I knew it was something I wanted to perfect but obviously make it gluten free for me.

This recipe could easily be made with normal flour if you can tolerate gluten but for those of us who can’t, it tastes just as good with the gluten free stuff.

Serves: 4

Difficulty: 3/5

Prep and cook: 45 minutes


  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 40g butter
  • 400ml milk
  • 40g flour
  • 100g grated cheese
  • salt and pepper to season


1- Preheat oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas Mark 6.

2- Chop cauliflower into florets and throughly wash.

3- Boil in a pan of salted water for 5 minutes or until tender but make sure not to overcook. Set aside.

4- For the sauce, gently melt the butter in a pan then add the flour and stir until it thickens and makes a roux.

5- Slowly add the milk a little bit at a time, stirring throughout until it makes a smooth sauce.

6- Remove from the heat and add the majority of the cheese, a good amount of pepper and stir until the cheese has melted.

7- Put the cauliflower into an ovenproof baking dish and pour over the sauce until it is completely covered.

8- Sprinkle on the remaining cheese (or add a little bit more cheese if you are a rebel like me).

9- Put in the oven for around 15-20 mins or until the top starts to turn golden brown and the sauce is bubbling.

10- Add to your roast dinner and take it from a 6 to an instant 10/10.

What is your favourite part of a roast dinner?

Marcella x


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