Cauliflower-Cheese Pie With Potato Crust

Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

This is a great side dish: Creamy and filling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make crust: Set the freshly grated potato into a colander over a bowl.
  2. Salt it and leave it for about 10 minutes.
  3. Then squeeze out the excess water (which can be used for stock) and add it to the remaining crust ingredients.
  4. Pat it into a well oiled 9" pie pan, building up the sides of the crust with lightly floured fingers.
  5. Bake for at 400F for 40-45 minutes or until browned.
  6. After 30 minutes, brush the crust with a little oil to crispen it.
  7. Turn down the oven to 375°F.
  8. Filling: Saute onions and garlic, lightly salted in butter for 5 minutes.
  9. Add herbs and cauliflower and cook covered, 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  10. Spread half the cheese into the baked crust, then the saute then the rest of the cheese.
  11. Pour the custard over and dust with paprika.
  12. Bake 35-40 minutes until set.


Most Helpful

I love this recipe. I add some minced garlic and basil to the crust. If I have it I also use half a cauliflower and about the same amount of broccoli instead of a whole cauliflower head. This is great one its own or a with a nice sausage if you like meat.

amykins1972 September 17, 2008

Yes, like Bumblin' B, I found that the top of the crust was over-browned so will use tin foil in future, but otherwise, excellent, even the youngsters liked it! I didnt use milk for the custard, I used cream :-) I might try adding a little mustard powder to the custard next time, just to see what its like. I served it with Roasted Tomatoes and Zucchini.

Karen Elizabeth October 29, 2006

Absolutely lovely. I used gruyere instead of cheddar, basically because I'm addicted to cauliflower and gruyere. Yum!

SpunkyGenius October 19, 2006

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