Cauliflower Cheese

Cauliflower Cheese by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Sugar-freeThis is one of those dishes that I’ve been craving for ages and has now just become a reality thanks to the invention of my flour and milk free Bechamel Sauce.  It’s one of those foods that most people have as a side dish but which I could have for dinner just on its own!  I love the melty, cheesy, rich taste and to me it’s the ultimate comfort food.

Start by making my SCD, Paleo and gluten-free Bechamel Sauce according to the recipe here.  Add half of the cheese to the sauce – make sure you use a strong cheddar or something similar as you really want the cheese flavour to come through.Cauliflower Cheese by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Sugar-freeWhile the sauce is thickening on the stove top, chop the cauliflower into bite sized florets and steam for about 6-8 mins until fairly tender.  Drain the cauliflower and add to an oven proof dish.Cauliflower Cheese by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Sugar-freeOnce the sauce has thickened to the right consistency, pour it over the cauliflower.  it should be thick enough to coat it and stick to it.  Cauliflower Cheese by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Sugar-freeGrate the rest of the cheese and use it to top the dish with and place it under the grill for about 4-5 minutes…Cauliflower Cheese by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Sugar-free…until the cheese on the top has melted and is browned and bubbling.  This recipe makes enough for 4 as a side dish or 2 as a main meal.Cauliflower Cheese by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Sugar-freeI’ve served it twice this week, alongside my Roast Rib of Beef and also my Slow Cooked Shoulder of Lamb and I promise you that you would never know that the Bechamel Sauce is a healthier, Paleo version, you can’t taste the difference at all.  I didn’t mention what it was made from until after the meal and all of my guests agreed that they couldn’t taste the difference.  Cheesy, creamy, decadent rich and perfect as a side to a roast dinner or your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, or, just on its own!

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. Omg u made me hungry I will try to make this and send u pic

  2. Ira says:

    so yummy!! i love it! i ll definitely try it!! 🙂

  3. Chloe says:

    I cannot get enough of cheese. Seriously, cheese is my life. This sounds perfect to go with dinner. Can’t wait to try it!

  4. Indrani says:

    Mmm… this looks heavenly. I so want to dig my fingers in to it. 🙂

  5. Abigail says:

    I love this recipe! Cauliflower is my favorite vegetable and adding cheese to it makes it even better!

  6. Holly Nelson says:

    Thsi is the second cauliflower recipe I’ve come across today! So excited to make them. I LOVE cauliflower!

  7. Rocio Chavez says:

    Oh my, I’ve heard all about the wonders of cauliflower, but this looks amazing! Totes gotta add cauliflower into my 2017 meals 😀

  8. dwellboxes says:

    Wow that looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  9. Wow, it really looks great! Almost looks like Mac and cheese. I have never tried this before, but now it’s tempting me to give it a go.

  10. If you couldn’t tell from my most recent post- I love cauliflower. This looks delicious!

  11. Oh how I miss cheese. Cheese and cauliflower are the best together.

  12. This looks delicious! We love cauliflower and I’m always looking for new recipes!

  13. Neha Verma says:

    Looks like both an easy and delicious dish at the same time. i am going to try it out for my daughter. Gonna check the sauce recipe next

  14. Vyjay Rao says:

    Love cauliflower and cheese. But together they must make for a great combo. This sounds really yummy, will check it out.

  15. This looks so easy to make and it’s quite healthy because of the veggies. Will try it out this week!

  16. THis sounds like something my kids would love! I like the ways cauliflower can be used!

  17. Growing up zee says:

    this looks delish!

  18. this looks so yummy! I’m in charge of Christmas dinner this year so i will be testing this out on the family. I’ll let you know how I get on!

  19. Hanka says:

    My mouth is watering! 🙂 Thanks for the idea for the super easy family dinner 🙂

  20. Callie K says:

    Yum!! This looks absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! 🙂

  21. Carrie Willard says:

    Looks amazing! Pinning to save for future reference…

  22. Clarissa says:

    This looks amazing – perfect side dish 😉

    -Clarissa

  23. Gennifer Rose says:

    I have been hearing so much about cauliflower cheese these days, I must give it a try!

    Gennifer Rose

  24. Kathryn says:

    Yum!! I love cauliflower AND cheese and I can’t wait to try this!!

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