Cheat’s cauli ’n’ broc cheese

Transform frozen cauliflower and broccoli into a classic veggie side dish that takes just 10 minutes to prepare

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 448
  • fat 36g
  • saturates 22g
  • carbs 11g
  • sugars 6g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 17g
  • salt 1g


  • 650g frozen cauliflower and broccoli florets
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 100ml milk
  • 75g grated Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), plus extra for sprinkling
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard


  1. Cook the frozen cauliflower & broccoli florets in a pan of boiling water for 5 mins until tender, then drain and steam-dry.

  2. Heat grill to high. Put the mascarpone, plain flour, milk, grated Parmesan and wholegrain mustard in a large saucepan. Whisk until smooth and gently heat through.

  3. Add the veg to the pan and stir everything together, then transfer to an ovenproof dish and scatter over a little more Parmesan. Put under the hot grill until golden and crisp.

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