Vegan Cauliflower Cheese is one of the best parts of a roast dinner, or even Christmas dinner! With just 9 ingredients needed, and 25 minutes cook time, we hope you'll love this one as much as we do.
- 2 tbsp vegan butter
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- 2 tbsp Nooch
- 100g Vegan Cheddar Style Cheese (we use Koko cheddar as it melts well and is a good flavour)
- Tiny pinch turmeric (less than 1/8 tsp, this is just for colour)
- 750ml oat milk (must be unsweetened)
- 400g cauliflower
- A handful of extra vegan cheese (optional)
- 2 tbsp breadcrumbs (optional)
- Salt to season
- Put your oven on to heat up, gas mark 6 or 200°C
- Chop up the cauliflower into medium sized chunks, so they’ll retain a bit of ‘bite’ once they have been cooked.
- Grate the vegan cheese, being sure to grate the extra handful if you're adding it – to account for the topping.
- Gently melt the butter in a saucepan, on a medium heat. Once melted, add the flour and stir well with a whisk. It may clump up a bit, but don't worry, just make sure it's combined and start adding the milk.
- Pour in the oat milk a bit at a time, stirring continuously with the whisk. The idea is to add some oat milk, keep whisking so that it combines with the contents of the pan and creates a smooth mixture, then add some more. Keep doing this until all the oat milk is in.
- Add the nooch, turmeric powder and a good helping of salt.
- Handful by handful, add in the vegan cheese, allowing the previous handful to melt in before adding the next. Continue whisking throughout to keep it smooth – the cheese will noticeably thicken the sauce.
- Simmer and stir for a total of 3 minutes then take off the heat. The sauce should have thickened up a bit, but it will still be fairly runny – it will cook down even more in the oven.
- Lay the cauliflower out in an oven proof dish, you can make one large dish or two small. Cover with the sauce.
- Bake for 10 minutes on gas mark 6 (200°C)
- After 10 minutes, remove the dish from the oven and top with breadcrumbs and the extra cheese (if using).
- Bake for another 5-10 mins until the breadcrumbs are golden, and the cheese has melted.
- Test the cauliflower by inserting a fork, it should be able to easily go into the floret without much resistance, but it shouldn't be soft.
- You can use cornflour or gluten free flour to make this dish gluten free.
- Replace half of the cauliflower with broccoli for a great variation on this recipe.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: British
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