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Cauliflower cheese fritters recipe

Cauliflower cheese fritters recipe

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Channel a comfort food classic into a quick midweek meal with this cauliflower cheese fritters recipe. Using a jar of rich cheese sauce for a super speedy hack, these crisp golden fritters are the perfect veggie dinner. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook
  • 428 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 cauliflower
  • 460g jar macaroni cheese pasta bake sauce
  • 100g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 300g bag crunchy coleslaw mix
  • 40g watercress, spinach and rocket

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    27g 39%
  • Saturates

    5g 27%
  • Sugars

    11g 12%
  • Salt

    1.2g 19%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 37.2g Protein 9.1g Fibre 5.1g


  1. Remove any leaves from the cauliflower. Cut the cauliflower into small florets and cut the stalk into 1cm cubes. Boil for 10 mins until tender.
  2. Drain the cauliflower and leave to steam dry for 5 mins. Put the cheese sauce and 100g flour in a large bowl and season with pepper. Mix together until smooth.
  3. Chop the cauliflower into small pieces. Add to the cheese sauce and stir well to coat.
  4. Heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan over a medium high heat. Using two dessert spoons, add scoops of the cauliflower batter into the pan, well-spaced apart. Flatten and shape into rounds. Fry for 3 mins until golden around the edges and set, then flip and fry for another 3 mins. Repeat with the remaining mixture – you should get 12 fritters in total.
  5. Meanwhile, tip the crunchy veg from the coleslaw mix into a bowl and add the sachet of mayonnaise. Season with pepper and stir well until the veg is well coated. Chill until ready to serve.
  6. When all the fritters are cooked, divide between plates and serve with the coleslaw and salad.

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