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Mexican Cauliflower Cheese

Cauliflower cheese is one of our favourite veggie dishes but adding a dollop of Chipotle Paste packs it full of flavour and transforms it into Mexican Cauliflower Cheese. It is warming and comforting and the perfect side dish.

Try serving it with our glazed ham recipe or this Mexican roast chicken.

  • Prep time

    30 mins

  • Cook time

    40 mins

  • Total time

    1 hour 10 mins

  • Ideal for

    Dinner

  • Make it

    Mexican

  • Serves

    4

How to make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F, Gas 4).
  2. Make a roux. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour. Stir until you have a paste and cook for about 10 minutes over a low heat, taking care not to burn it. The mix should get a bit darker.
  3. Add the garlic and chipotle chilli paste and cook for another 10 minutes.
  4. Gradually whisk in the milk, getting rid of any lumps. Continue cooking for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper and slowly bring to the boil.
  5. Add the Cheddar and mozzarella and stir in until melted.
  6. Meanwhile, blanch the cauliflower in a pan of boiling water for 4 minutes. Drain, then put the cauliflower in an ovenproof dish and pour the sauce over the top. Top with the Parmesan and place in the oven for 40 minutes.
  7. The Parmesan on top should have formed a golden crust. Serve sprinkled with parsley.

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