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Cheesy Cauliflower and Bacon Bake

This started off as a side dish but quickly became the main part of the meal. A tasty and speedy alternative to a roast dinner or for any day of the week for that matter. This can easily be adapted to suit your families tastes and budgets. Don't like cauliflower? Use Broccoli or a combination of both. Bulk it out with more veg if you like. You could even swap the bacon for Pork Steaks, Bacon steaks or just bacon off cuts . Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time35 mins

 800 g Cauliflower
 6 -8 Rashers of Bacon
 1 tbsp Butter
 2 tbsp Flour
 400 ml Milk
 1 tsp Mustard
 200 g Mature Cheddar Cheese
 2 tbsp Cream Cheese
 1 Onion
 75 g Spinach
 1 pinch Pepper

1

Prep :-
slice the onion
Shred the Spinach (optional) you can leave whole if you prefer
Grate the cheese

2

Add the Cauliflower to a pot of water. Bring to the boil then simmer for 15mns

3

Meanwhile grill or fry the bacon till cooked.

4

Once cooked, cut the bacon into small chunks and place in an ovenproof dish.

5

Add the butter and flour to a pan and stir to make a roux.
Add the milk a little at a time

6

Continue to stir till everything is combined and the sauce becomes smooth. Add 1/2 the grated cheese, cream cheese and the mustard and stir through.
If its too thick add a little bit more milk.

7

Meanwhile add the sliced onion on top of the bacon

8

Add the Spinach

9

Drain the cooked Cauliflower and add over the Spinach

10

Pour over the cheese sauce. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese.

11

Bake at 200° for 20mns. Or in a Halogen oven at 175°for 25mns
or until the cheese has melted to a golden brown.

12

Serve hot.

13

I've served with a salad and some garlic bread.

14

Easy swaps:-
Cauliflower for Broccoli or a combination of both.
Mature cheddar for and cheese.
Spinach for Parsley.
Flour for cornflour

Ingredients

 800 g Cauliflower
 6 -8 Rashers of Bacon
 1 tbsp Butter
 2 tbsp Flour
 400 ml Milk
 1 tsp Mustard
 200 g Mature Cheddar Cheese
 2 tbsp Cream Cheese
 1 Onion
 75 g Spinach
 1 pinch Pepper

Directions

1

Prep :-
slice the onion
Shred the Spinach (optional) you can leave whole if you prefer
Grate the cheese

2

Add the Cauliflower to a pot of water. Bring to the boil then simmer for 15mns

3

Meanwhile grill or fry the bacon till cooked.

4

Once cooked, cut the bacon into small chunks and place in an ovenproof dish.

5

Add the butter and flour to a pan and stir to make a roux.
Add the milk a little at a time

6

Continue to stir till everything is combined and the sauce becomes smooth. Add 1/2 the grated cheese, cream cheese and the mustard and stir through.
If its too thick add a little bit more milk.

7

Meanwhile add the sliced onion on top of the bacon

8

Add the Spinach

9

Drain the cooked Cauliflower and add over the Spinach

10

Pour over the cheese sauce. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese.

11

Bake at 200° for 20mns. Or in a Halogen oven at 175°for 25mns
or until the cheese has melted to a golden brown.

12

Serve hot.

13

I've served with a salad and some garlic bread.

14

Easy swaps:-
Cauliflower for Broccoli or a combination of both.
Mature cheddar for and cheese.
Spinach for Parsley.
Flour for cornflour

Cheesy Cauliflower and Bacon Bake

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