Traditional English Cheddar Cauliflower Cheese - Gratin
40 mins (prep 15, cooking 25)
11 ingredients
4-6 servings
When I was growing up, we NEVER called this dish a "Gratin" - it was always Cauliflower cheese and was invariably our main meal and NOT an accompaniment! My mother had to be very clever and thrifty in what she bought & cooked, and in the absence of meat on the table, she used cheese as the protein! This dish has become very "fashionable" again is served in many guises, Cauliflower Noisette, Cauliflower Gratin, Cheese and Cauliflower Bake...but to me, it will always be just Cauliflower Cheese, and it remains one of my favourite meals! I do serve it as an accompaniment now, but you have to be very careful what you serve it with, as it is very cheesy and rich. Alternatively, just have it as a main meal and serve some homemade bread and butter with it and maybe some salad or steamed spring greens! By the way, if you make a large batch, it freezes very well - either in small plastic containers or in zip lock bags; defrost and microwave to re-heat OR reheat over a Bain Marie. Try wherever possible to use English Mustard AND a good mature Cheddar cheese in the sauce, it DOES make a huge difference to the taste, and other types of mustards & cheeses do not work as well.

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Serving Size (215.34 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 868.19 Calories from Fat 400.95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44.55g 274.13%
Saturated Fat 24.24g 484.82%
Trans Fat 0.41g %
Cholesterol 141.88mg 189.17%
Sodium 1249.91mg 208.32%
Total Carbohydrate 70.9g 94.54%
Dietary Fiber 1.47 g 23.45%
Sugars 38.43 g %
Protein 46.27g 370.13%
Vitamin A 1045.88IU% Vitamin C 4.28mg%
Calcium 1341.04mg% Iron 2.45mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, fresh breadcrumbs, english mustard, dried, salt and black pepper