Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 2/3 cups milk
  • 3 1/2 ounces grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • salt and ground white pepper to taste
  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower; cover the saucepan with a lid and steam cauliflower until tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Whisk flour into melted butter; cook, stirring constantly until raw flour taste cooks off and mixture darkens, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Gradually whisk milk into butter mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens, about 8 minutes. Remove pot from heat; stir in Cheddar cheese. Season sauce with salt and white pepper.
  4. Stir steamed cauliflower into cheese sauce; season with salt and white pepper.