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Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

Healthy Cauliflower Cheese Recipe with Almond Milk

Credit: Danielle Minnebo

Traditionally, cauliflower cheese isn’t a healthy dish as it’s made with a rich cheesy sauce. This recipe offers a much healthier and lighter version that still tastes delicious. Don’t worry if you don’t have the concentrated bone broth — you can just leave that out.

Serves: 4



  • 1 cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 60g butter or olive oil
  • 60g brown-rice flour
  • 500mL almond milk
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 150g cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp concentrated bone broth
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Place cauliflower florets in baking dish and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in small saucepan and add brown-rice flour. Stir constantly and allow to cook for 30 secs. It will be a sandy paste, which is normal.
  4. Add 250mL almond milk and whisk to thick paste with no lumps. Add remaining 250mL almond milk and whisk until combined. Add wholegrain mustard and garlic and continue whisking until you have lovely thick sauce.
  5. Remove from heat and add grated cheese, sea salt and bone broth. Stir until cheese has melted and is well combined.
  6. Pour sauce over cauliflower and bake for 40 mins until golden brown on top.


Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.