Comfort Food:
The Ultimate Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

ultimate cauliflower cheese

It’s comfort food season, and earlier this week I used a load of autumnal veg and kitchen leftovers to make the ultimate cauliflower cheese for dinner at home. I posted a picture of it to our Instagram and it got quite the response… so here’s the full recipe for you to recreate it yourself.

some ingredients for the ultimate cauliflower cheese


  • Onion – 1
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Celeriac – half
  • Cauliflower – half
  • Gammon (smoked) – 300g *optional
  • Turmeric – half teaspoon
  • Nutmeg – quarter teaspoon
  • Cloves – 2
  • Flour (plain) – 1 tablespoon
  • Cider Vinegar – glug
  • Chicken or vegetable  stock – 300ml
  • Milk
  • Cheese – as much as you want!


  • Pre-heat your oven to 180 Celcius (160 fan or gas mark 4).
  • Break half a cauliflower into florets and par boil until just tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Roughly chop garlic and onion.
  • Cut gammon into chunks.
  • Heat a pan or big casserole and add a glug of oil.
  • Sweat off the onions and garlic with the gammon (if you’re adding this – you can omit it if you’re vegetarian).
  • Whilst that’s happening peel half a celeriac.
  • Add one tablespoon of plain flour to the pan.
  • Continue to sweat for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add a glug of cider vinegar
  • Continue to sweat.
  • Whilst it’s doing that, grate the celeriac and add it to the pan.
  • Add 200-300ml of stock and cook off.
  • Add half a teaspoon of turmeric, a quarter teaspoon of nutmeg and 2 cloves.
  • Add the cauliflower florets.
  • Top with milk to cover (you can make it as dry or saucy as you like).
  • Add a liberal amount of grated cheese and stir in.
  • Put in casserole dish or oven proof pan.
  • Grate more cheese on top.
  • Bake for 10-15 mins at 180 (160 fan or gas mark 4).
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