Broccoli and cauliflower with Cheddar cheese

    40 min

    With the addition of a vintage Cheddar, you are sure to find a punchy, rustic, creamy and wholesome result in this broccoli and cauliflower dish. Serve as a side dish to a larger meal.


    Hampshire, England, UK
    14 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1 large head broccoli, broken into florets
    • 1 large cauliflower, leaves removed and broken into florets
    • 55g salted butter
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 500ml full fat milk
    • 150g Cheddar cheese such as Keen's, grated
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • chopped fresh parsley, to taste
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 85g breadcrumbs

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
    2. Steam the broccoli and cauliflower over a pan of boiling water until just tender, 6 to 10 minutes. Remove from the steamer and plunge into cold water. Drain and arrange in a baking dish.
    3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter then add the flour. Cook and stir until straw coloured, about 2 minutes. Gradually begin whisking in the milk until a smooth, thick sauce forms. Add the cheese, paprika, parsley and seasoning. Pour over the broccoli and cauliflower. Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs.
    4. Bake in the oven until piping hot, about 20 minutes . Remove from the oven and serve.

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    This is the ultimate in cauliflower cheese. Rich, creamy and bursting with flavour. Lovely.  -  20 Nov 2013