Gluten Free Cauliflower Cheese
5 from 2 votes

Gluten Free Cauliflower Cheese

Course: Lunch, Soup and Light Dinners, Mains, Sides
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 2 as a main (4 as a side)
Author: Anna Bloomfield
This Gluten Free Cauliflower Cheese is the perfect winter warmer. Serve it as a fantastic meat free main or an easy but delicious side.
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  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 400 ml (1¾ cups) milk (divided)
  • 200 g (1½ cups) mature cheddar (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • A good few gratings of black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons (45g) cornflour


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C (390F).
  • Cut the cauliflower into medium sized florets, place in a large pan and add a few cm (1inch) boiling water and ½ teaspoon salt. Put the lid on the pan, return the water to the boil and steam the cauliflower for 5 minutes until beginning to soften.
  • Drain, and leave uncovered to allow some of the steam to evaporate.
  • Place 350ml (1½ C) of the milk and the cheddar, mustard, salt and pepper into a medium sized pan. Place over a medium heat and allow to warm.
  • Stir the corn flour and the remaining milk together and stir into the warming cheese sauce. Continue to heat, stirring constantly (use a whisk if you wish) until the sauce thickens. Continue to stir, cooking for a further two minutes.
  • Place the drained cauliflower into an oven proof dish. Pour over the cheese sauce and place in the pre-heated oven for around 15 minutes until bubbling and golden.


Calories: 659kcal (33%) | Carbohydrates: 39g (13%) | Protein: 36g (72%) | Fat: 40g (62%) | Saturated Fat: 25g (125%) | Cholesterol: 125mg (42%) | Sodium: 1404mg (59%) | Potassium: 1221mg (35%) | Fiber: 5g (20%) | Sugar: 16g (18%) | Vitamin A: 1325IU (27%) | Vitamin C: 138.6mg (168%) | Calcium: 1010mg (101%) | Iron: 1.9mg (11%)

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