Cauliflower cheese mash with thyme

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Two great side dishes combined, this herby mashed potato with cauliflower and cheddar works perfectly with sausages, veal or chicken

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 262
  • fat 16g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 17g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 12g
  • salt 0.4g


  • 1 large baking potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 150ml full-fat milk
  • 50g butter
  • large thyme sprig
  • 25g cheddar, grated
  • pinch of grated nutmeg
  • good quality pork or vegetarian sausages, to serve (optional)


  1. Put the potato in a pan of salted water and bring to the boil. Add the cauliflower and boil both vegetables until tender. Meanwhile, heat the milk with the butter, thyme and cheese. When the veg is ready, drain well and blitz in a food processor.

  2. Gradually add the milk mixture (remove the thyme) until you get a smooth, thick purée. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Serve with sausages, if you like.

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