Tasty and very easy to make. This is comfort food, plain and simple.


  • ½ head of cauliflower - 600 gms

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1¼ cups milk

  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • Pink salt and freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

  • ¾ cup shredded gruyere cheese


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180C.

  • 2.

    Spray oven proof dish with cooking spray.

  • 3.

    Trim cauliflower and cut into florets.

  • 4.

    Steam cauliflower until tender.

  • 5.

    Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

  • 6.

    When butter is melted, whisk in flour.

  • 7.

    Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

  • 8.

    Add milk, whisking constantly to make sure there are no lumps.

  • 9.

    Cook another 3-4 minutes, allowing sauce to thicken.

  • 10.

    Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.

  • 11.

    Place steamed cauliflower in the prepared dish.

  • 12.

    Top with half of the cheese.

  • 13.

    Pour the white sauce (bechamel) over the cheese.

  • 14.

    Top with the remaining cheese.

  • 15.

    Bake, uncovered for 20-30 minutes until golden and bubbly.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 166kj
  • Fat Total 11g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Protein 8g
  • Carbohydrate 8g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Sodium 362mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

Powered by


Instead of preparing separate vegetables, add in carrot, peas and zucchini.

Like this recipe? Subscribe to our newsletter to get more recipes like this delivered striaght to your inbox.

By registering you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Privacy Notice

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

5 5 5 5 5
Average Rating
0 comments • 1 rating