Two Cheese Cauliflower

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Thanks go to British chef Delia Smith for coming up with this cheesy cauliflower dish. It's real comfort food for me and pleases even the pickest vegetable eaters.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the grill to its highest setting.
  2. Place the florets and a few of the inner leaves in a steamer with the pieces of bay leaf tucked amongst it.
  3. Pour in some boiling water from the kettle, sprinkle over some freshly grated nutmeg and salt, then cover and steam until tender.
  4. This should take about 12 minutes.
  5. After this time, test the thickest parts with a skewer to see if they are tender, then remove it to the baking dish and cover with a cloth to keep warm.
  6. Now pour 3 fl oz of the steaming water into a saucepan, add the crème fraîche and simmer.
  7. Whisk well until it has thickened very slightly, then add the cheeses.
  8. Heat this gently for about a minute, whisking, until the cheeses have melted.
  9. Season the sauce to taste and pour over the cauliflower.
  10. Scatter the spring onions and remaining parmesan over the dish, then sprinkle with the cayenne.
  11. Finally, place the dish under the hot grill until the cauliflower has browned and the sauce is bubbling.


Most Helpful

I liked this recipe. It will probably become one that I use for potlucks. Since I couldn't find creme fraiche at the grocery, I used Mexican Crema which is pretty much the same thing. Thanks for a new idea for cauliflower - a most underused vegetable in my opinion.

Elizabeth Fullerton February 03, 2003

Very tasty. We use cauliflower and broccoli in this recipe. A new favourite. Thanks

Honni July 18, 2005

This is tasty. I didn't have creme fraiche in the fridge so I substituted half plain yogurt and half sour cream. It tasted wonderful. Thanks for the easy dish.

kitchen kirsten March 17, 2005

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