Cauliflower & Cheese Sauce


  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 head of Smith's Farm's cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½  tablespoons flour
  • 1 ¼  cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg, fresh ground if possible
  • 1/4 cup bacon crumbles



  1. Remove the leaves from the cauliflower, rinse it well and then cut out the core. Cut the remainder into four equal pieces
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and then add the cauliflower. Cook for 5-6 minutes, or until tender. Drain and put it into an ovenproof casserole dish.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  4. Add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon to make a smooth paste.
  5. Cook the mixture gently for a minute, then remove the pan from the heat.
  6. Stir in the milk slowly
  7. Return the pan to the heat and cook on low for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently
  8. Stir 3/4 of the cheese into the saucepan to melt
  9. Season with the salt, pepper and nutmeg
  10. When the sauce is melted, pour it over the cauliflower and sprinkle the reserved cheese and the bacon crumbles on top
  11. Place under the broiler for a few minutes and until the top starts to bubble and brown     


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