Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheese

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Great served with chargrilled lamb
Preparation time10 minutes
Cooking time45 minutes


  • 400g cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 400g broccoli, cut into florets
  • 60g reduced-fat dairy spread
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • ¾ cup coarsely grated reduced-fat cheddar
  • Pinch of sweet paprika


  1. Arrange cauliflower in a Steamer Basket. Place lid on and set timer (10 mins).
  2. Arrange broccoli in another Steamer Basket. Stack baskets and place lid on. Set timer (10 mins).
  3. Preheat oven to 180°c. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle over flour and cumin and cook, stirring, for a further 1-2 minutes or until mixture bubbles. Gradually stir in milk until mixture boils, thickens and is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in half the cheese. Taste and season with salt and ground white pepper.
  4. Transfer cauliflower and broccoli to a 20cm square ovenproof dish. Pour over sauce. Top with remaining cheese and paprika. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Serve.