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Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese Bake

Harry loves cheese! Anything that has cheese in it he will demolish!  This cauliflower and broccoli cheese bake is a great way to get vegetables into Harry when he is going through a fussy phase!

This recipe makes enough to serve this as a side dish for two hungry children.  You can always serve half to your little one and save the rest in the fridge or freezer for another day!

Ingredients

  • A large handful of cauliflower and broccoli (I use frozen to avoid waste)
  • 250ml whole milk
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 25g butter
  • 50g grated mature cheddar
  • 1 tbsp breadcrumbs (you can make these really quickly and easily by toasting bread in the toaster then blitzing it in the food processor)
  • Black pepper taste

Method

  • Cook the broccoli and cauliflower in a pan of boiling water for 5 minutes until soft.
  • Drain the cauliflower and broccoli and leave to one side.
  • In the same saucepan, put the milk, flour, butter and black pepper.  Return to the heat and whisk constantly whilst the mixture simmers for about 2 minutes, until the sauce thickens.

  • Once thick, remove from the heat and stir through most of the cheese until melted.

  • Put the broccoli and cauliflower in a small ovenproof dish and pour the sauce over the top so the cauliflower and broccoli is completely covered.

  • Sprinkle the rest of the cheese and the breadcrumbs on top.

  • Bake in the oven for approximately 25 minutes at 180°c.
  • Serve and enjoy! (It will need to cool for quite a while as it will be very hot when you first take it out of the oven!)

2 thoughts on “Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese Bake”

  1. This looks amazing and so simple! The usual questions, do you think this can be frozen and then reheated direct from frozen?

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