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Cauliflower Cheese with Bacon

Cauliflower Cheese with Bacon, a classic side dish with a twist. The cauliflower is baked in a delicious white sauce with bacon until golden and bubbling hot. A winner with the whole family, this is a recipe for every occasion. My bacon cauliflower cheese makes a great side dish for a special occasion too, and makes the best accompaniment to any roast.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: English
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 396kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cauliflower head
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1 cup full-fat milk
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 200 g bacon lardons

Instructions

  • Break the cauliflower head into florets, and add them to a pan with salted water.
  • Boil for 3-4 minutes until the cauliflower florets begin to soften slightly, but they still hold their shape well.
  • Remove from the heat, drain and set aside.
  • Cook the bacon lardons until crispy and golden brown, then remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, melt the butter, then add the flour and whisk well.
  • Pour in the milk, and whisk until it thickens into a sauce.
  • Add the parmesan, half of the grated cheddar cheese, dijon mustard and black pepper.
  • Mix well.
  • Butter an ovenproof dish, arrange the cauliflower, top with bacon, and drizzle the bechamel sauce all over it.
  • Top with the remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit) until golden and bubbling hot.

Notes

  • If you'd like to see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The number of ingredients can be adjusted depending on the number of servings you need. To do so, please click on the number next to SERVINGS and adjust accordingly.

Nutrition

Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 559mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 427IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 1mg