Cauliflower Cheese with Leeks

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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Who doesn’t love cauliflower cheese? Here, leeks add sweetness to this tasty side dish.

recipe updated Mar 18, 2020


  • Cauliflower icon
    1 (about 500 g)
  • Leek icon
    1 (about 90 g)
  • Cheddar cheese icon
    Cheddar cheese
    50 g (about ½ cup)
  • Vegetable stock icon
    Vegetable stock
    465 ml (about 465 g)
  • Cornflour icon
    2 tbsp (about 15.9 g)
  • Crème fraîche icon
    Crème fraîche
    150 ml (about 150 g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Bread slices icon
    Bread slices
    as needed


  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Dutch oven

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  2. Add cauliflower, leek and vegetable stock to a clean Dutch oven
  3. Cover to simmer - 5 min
  4. Add vegetable stock and cornflour to a clean small bowl
  5. Mix with teaspoon until smooth
  6. Add crème fraîche to the mixture
  7. Stir with teaspoon until completely mixed
  8. Transfer mixture to Dutch oven
  9. Add cheddar cheese to the Dutch oven
  10. Cook - approx 1 min
  11. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  12. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese
  13. Cook until light golden - 20 min, 200°C
  14. Serve with bread slices
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