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Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheese
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 25 min
Servings: 4
An easy microwave cheese sauce speeds up this cauliflower classic.


  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tbs plain flour
  • 2 cups reduced-fat milk
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Place cauliflower, broccoli florets and water into a microwave safe and ovenproof dish. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 5 minutes. Carefully drain off the water and set aside.
  3. Put flour into a tall microwave safe jug. Add 2 tablespoons of milk and whisk to a smooth paste with no lumps. Season with pepper. Add the remainder of the milk and stir.
  4. Microwave the milk mixture on HIGH (100%) for 1 minute. Stir. Heat again for 1 minute and stir. If needed, heat again for 30 seconds intervals and stir until thick and creamy.
  5. Add grated cheese and stir until melted through.
  6. Top cauliflower and broccoli with cheese sauce.
  7. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or serve immediately.

Healthy tip!

Choose plain water or soda water in place of a sugary drink.

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Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 661 kJ 254 kJ
158 Cal 61 Cal
Protein 14.9 g 5.7 g
Fat, total 4.2 g 1.6 g
— saturated 2.6 g 1 g
Carbohydrate 12.6 g 4.8 g
— sugars 8.5 g 3.3 g
Sodium 177 mg 67.9 mg
Fibre 4.3 g 1.6 g

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Comments (2)

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    Awesome recipe will cook again 👍
    Shaun McCartney
    Posted on: 16 Oct 21

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    An excellent recipe. I used fresh cauliflower and broccoli, but will try frozen next time as they tend to be cheaper. I needed to heat the cheese sauce for 1-2 minute increments (rather than 30 secs) to make it creamy, but it thickened well and it was a good quantity of sauce. I added a sprinkling of breadcrumbs and grated cheese on the top of the dish before placing it in the oven, and it worked well. Will definitely use this recipe again!
    Posted on: 20 Sep 19

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