Cannellini Cauliflower Cheese

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Welcome to our new series FULL OF BEANS, where we’re going to be showing you some awesome and tasty recipes all designed around the bean. We know how much you guys love our classic autumnal dishes so we’ve combined cannellini beans and cauliflower to give you the ultimate Cannellini cauliflower cheese! Creamy, velvety and SO delicious this cauliflower cheese is unlike anything you’ve had before. Check out the recipe below!

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For the Cauliflower Bake

<item-todo-done>1 large cauliflower<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 jar of cannellini beans<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>30g grated plant-based cheese<item-todo-done>

For the Cheese Sauce

<item-todo-done>75g plant-based butter<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>75g plain flour<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>600ml plant-based milk<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g plant-based cheese<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp Nooch<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tsp mustard powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper<item-todo-done>

For the Breadcrumbs

<item-todo-done>50g stale bread<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp dried sage<item-todo-done>

To Serve

<item-todo-done> steamed greens<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Oven preheated to 200*fan | Large saucepan | Rectangular baking dish | Food processor

Prepare your cauliflower and beans

  • Cut the cauliflower into florets
  • Drain and rinse the beans
  • Set to one side

For the cheese sauce

  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat
  • Once melted, stir in the flour and cook for 30 seconds
  • Reduce the heat to low and continually pour in the milk a splash at a time whilst constantly whisking
  • Once all the milk has been added, your sauce should be smooth and creamy
  • Stir through the cheese, nooch, mustard, 2 tsp salt and pepper

Time to bake

  • Fold the cauliflower and beans through the cheese sauce
  • Pour the cheesy bean mixture to the baking dish and wrap tightly with tin foil
  • Transfer to the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes

Prepare the breadcrumbs

  • In a processor, blitz the bread until they resemble breadcrumbs, add the dried sage and pulse to combine

Time to serve

  • After 20 minutes, remove the bean bake from the oven and scatter over the bread crumbs
  • Return to the oven for the final 15 minutes of baking
  • You could also pop it under the grill for a couple of minutes so that it goes golden
  • Your bake is ready when the cauliflower is soft and the cheese is bubbling

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