Gluten Free Speedy Cauliflower Cheese

gluten free speedy cauliflower cheese recipe

If you love cauliflower cheese, you’re going to love my gluten free speedy cauliflower cheese recipe!

I really love cauliflower cheese but I don’t make it as often as I’d like because of the effort it can take to make a white sauce.  

This speedy white sauce is ready in minutes and gluten free too!  

Ingredients for 4 servings

200gcreme fraiche, half fat
50gonions, chopped
6golive oil
30gcheddar cheese, grated
10gRed Leicester cheese, grated
 salt & pepper

(Example ingredient amounts given, adjust accordingly to your requirements)


  • Pre-heat your oven to 190°C fan/400°F.
  • Trim away any leaves from the cauliflower.
  • Place the whole cauliflower in a medium pan with enough boiling water to come up half way up the cauliflower.
  • Blanch the cauliflower for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan and placing it carefully into an oven proof dish.
  • Put a medium frying pan on to the heat along with the oil and chopped onion.
  • Take a few minutes to soften the onion before adding the creme fraiche.
  • Thoroughly mix the sauce together and feel free to add a tablespoon of the cauliflower cooking water to slacken the sauce if it’s too thick before its had a chance to cook-out.
  • Add a little seasoning to taste and add the grated cheddar.
  • Mix the sauce to melt the cheese and immediately pour the sauce over the cauliflower.
  • Sprinkle the grated Red Leicester on top and bake for 10-15 minutes until the Red Leicester cheese is bubbling.
  • Serve!


  • Feel free to use your favourite cheddars.
  • This is a dish that you can make in advance.  Simply do everything except bake it until just before you want to serve it.
Nella Foulds
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