Cauliflower Cheese

Perhaps not quite as you know it, this Cauliflower Cheese is packed with flavour, texture, and cheese!

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Even if you’re not usually a fan of traditional cauliflower cheese (I’m certainly not) it’s worth giving it a go. Great as the main dish, or on the side of something entirely different.

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One way of putting our Cauliflower Cheese to great use is coupling it with our Roast Beef and Gravy!

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Put your cauliflowers to good use!If you’re a big fan of cauliflower, then look no further than our Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup!

Such a tasty lunchtime option, filling and full of lovely vegetables.

How to make Cauliflower Cheese

This recipe is really easy, here’s a summary;

  • Start by chopping the cauliflower into florets, and the leeks and onions into slices. Put the cauliflower into a pan of boiling water and cook until tender.
  • Meanwhile, fry the leeks and onions in low calorie cooking spray until they’re nice, soft and golden. Once the cauliflower is cooked, drain and combine the two in a pot and mix, along with the vegetable stock pot.
  • If you overcook the cauliflower, you’ll find that it might go a little mushy. Don’t worry, it’ll still taste good! (I sometimes find that mixing the vegetable stock pot in a little bit of boiling water in a mug until it’s a thickish paste is better)
  • Once all that is combined, add the cottage cheese and mix until it’s… mixed in! Add to a dish and sprinkle over the cheese.
  • Put under the grill until the cheese is golden brown. Eat and enjoy!

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Start by chopping the cauliflower into florets, and the leeks and onions into slices. Put the cauliflower into a pan of boiling water and cook until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, fry the leeks and onions in low calorie cooking spray until they're nice, soft and golden. Once the cauliflower is cooked, drain and combine the two in a pot and mix, along with the vegetable stock pot. If you overcook the cauliflower, you'll find that it might go a little mushy. Don't worry, it'll still taste good! (I sometimes find that mixing the vegetable stock pot in a little bit of boiling water in a mug until it's a thickish paste is better)
  3. Once all that is combined, add the cottage cheese and mix until it's... mixed in! Add to a dish and sprinkle over the cheese. Put under the grill until the cheese is golden brown. Eat and enjoy!

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17 Comments
  1. Oh my goodness. I was a bit unsure that this was going to work for me with the cottage cheese part of it (love cottage cheese but just wasn’t sure it would add anything to cauliflower cheese), but with Aldi having Cauliflower, Broccoli and Leeks in their super six this week at 29p each, I thought I would give it a go. I used both cauliflower and broccoli, using a whole head of caul and a whole pack of broc. Used just 1 tub of cottage cheese and half tub of quark (cause it’s all I had in the fridge), I also used 80g of the cheese on top as there was so much with the broc as well. Then I baked in the oven for 15 minutes rather than grilling it. OMG it’s gorgeous. Loved it. It worked. So much so that I am nipping down to Aldi to get all the ingredients to make another one for over Easter. Even hubby enjoyed it!

  2. Hi, can you freeze any leftovers?
    I’m loving PON…I’m not doing SW strictly, just being careful with what I eat. For the last week I have cooked something from PON each night and they have all gone down a storm x

  3. Hi Kate,
    This is the nicest cottage cheese /cauliflower dish ever ! Love the idea of onions & leeks..makes it sooo tasty. Added some broccoli too this time. . Thank you .
    Val.

      1. You can certainly give it a go! Primula makes a great cheese sauce, just be careful with the quark as it can split if heated too quickly 🙂

  4. Sounds yum, so I don’t have leeks or cottage cheese at the minute but I want to use up a cauliflower …….. can I use quark instead??? What could I sub for leeks??

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