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Cauliflower, potato and chorizo cheese recipe

Cauliflower, potato and chorizo cheese recipe

12 ratings

Deliciously nutty with a hint of Spanish smokiness, this cauliflower cheese is more than just a sassy side dish: it's a whole meal. Serve with garlicky green beans for added goodness. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 468 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 400g baby potatoes, sliced into 1cm-thick slices
  • 1 cauliflower, broken into large florets
  • 400ml semi skimmed milk
  • 1 vegetable stock cube, made up to 400ml
  • 50g plain flour
  • 140g extra-mature Cheddar, grated
  • ½ hot dog roll, blitzed into crumbs
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 8 spicy chorizo slices

For the beans

  • 220g green beans
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 lemon, zested, ½ juiced
  • 10g fresh basil, leaves picked
If you haven't got any baby potatoes, try dicing a large white potato instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    22g 31%
  • Saturates

    11g 57%
  • Sugars

    12g 13%
  • Salt

    2.2g 36%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 41.3g Protein 23.4g Fibre 7.1g


  1. Boil the potato slices in a large pan for 8 mins, then add the cauliflower and cook for another 4-5 mins. Drain, then tip into an ovenproof dish.
  2. Meanwhile, put the milk and stock in a pan and whisk in the flour. Bring to a simmer, whisking continuously, until thickened. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 mins. Remove from the heat and stir through most of the Cheddar. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C.
  3. Pour the cheesy sauce over the potatoes and cauliflower. Toss the breadcrumbs with the oil, then scatter over the bake with the remaining cheese and chorizo slices. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden and the chorizo is crisp.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the beans for 1-2 mins; drain well. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the garlic for 1-2 mins. Remove from the heat and add the beans, lemon zest and juice, and the basil leaves. Serve with the cauliflower, potato and chorizo cheese.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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