Friday, 24 January 2014

Potato Topped Cauliflower Cheese With Meatballs And Pesto

Wednesday was any ordinary day I had planned what we were going to eat but the jar of white sauce I was going to use was horrifically out of date it said October 2013. My powers of time travel are some what limited so going back in time wasn't going to work this time.

1 cauliflower 
500ml of semi skimmed or skimmed milk
4 tablespoons of plain flour
50 g of low fat spread 
12 meatballs 
3 medium potatoes 
50g low fat cheese grated.
2 tablespoons of pesto .

First sieve the flour into a saucepan

Add the 500 ml of milk

Add the 50 g of low fat spread 

Gently heat 

As the spread starts to melt whisk for 2 minutes.

And your sauce should come together smoothly.

Add your 50 g of low fat cheese.

If you find your sauce is to thick just add a little more milk till it is the consistency that you want it to be. Set the sauce to one side

Next cook your chopped up cauliflower around 5 minutes should do it.

Put your cauliflower at the bottom of an oven proof dish.

You can if you wish flour your meatballs first and gently brown them off in a frying pan.

Add to the cauliflower cheese mixture.

Layer the sliced potato over the mixture .

Put the completed dish in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour. 

About 15 minutes before the end of your cooking time drizzle pesto over your dish and return to the oven.
Tasty Tuesdays on


  1. Mmmm that looks scrummy! Just my kind of meal :)

  2. This looks delicious - doesn't help that I'm looking at it too close to lunchtime! anything with pesto in, is a winner in my book :)

  3. Oh that looks nice. Was going to make some meatballs tomorrow...may have to try this

  4. I don't eat meat but I do like the meat-style Quorn meat balls which I'm sure this would work with...and I'm a definite fan of cauliflower cheese!

  5. Wow that looks different but delicious x

  6. I have not had cauliflower cheese in ages - I now really want some that looks delicious! x

  7. Ooo now I've seen bacon in cauliflower cheese and it worked really well so can only assume the sausages are also yummy :)

  8. Ooh I like it very much, my tastebuds did too, they filled up. Love the pesto idea. Bet it would be good in a slow cooker.

  9. Well that looks super easy to do! Great idea x

  10. I've just started eating vegan but I used to love cauliflower cheese :)

  11. I love cheese. hate having a dairy free family - so I'm a secret cheese eater when they are all at school!

  12. That looks really good. I would never have thought of putting cauliflowers in with meatballs x

  13. havent had cauli flower cheese for ages! we do have mac cheese sometimes

  14. yum! although I might make mine without the meatballs :-)

  15. That looks lovely - we make it with bacon and broccoli too x x

  16. now why haven't I thought of putting cauliflower cheese with meatballs, sounds scrummy to me!

  17. Oooh, yay, you blogged it. It looks brilliant :)

  18. This looks really tasty :) I am going to try a vegetarian version!

  19. My son loves cauliflower cheese......will have to give this a go - thank you

  20. I always thought it was really difficult to make cheese sauce from scratch, before I gave it a go. Now it's a teatime staple! By the way, you look just like my childhood cat Beaky. I think I'm in love!

  21. Looks yummy but I'd be making it without the meatballs....OH would probably like it with the meatballs though but I rule the kitchen. ;) x

  22. That sounds like a lovely winter evening meal :) #TastyTuesdays

  23. Love the sound and look of this, will be making it! Thanks so much for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  24. Not sure if my comment worked-looks totally yummy! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays


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