Cauliflower cheese pizza pie

Oozy melty cheesy white sauce, super-crispy crust

Cauliflower cheese pizza pie

Cauliflower cheese pizza pie

Serves 4 to 6
Cooks In1 hour 10 minutes plus proving
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 872 44%
  • Fat 28.4g 41%
  • Saturates 15.8g 79%
  • Sugars 16.4g 18%
  • Salt 1.5g 25%
  • Protein 34.2g 68%
  • Carbs 128.4g 49%
  • Fibre 8.3g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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By Jamie Oliver
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  • 1 x 7 g sachet of dried yeast
  • 550 g strong bread flour , plus extra for dusting
  • olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 4 fresh bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons English mustard
  • 700 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 small head of cauliflower , ideally with leaves (600g)
  • 120 g mature Cheddar cheese
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Whisk the yeast into 300ml of lukewarm water, leave for 2 minutes, then pour into a large bowl with 500g of the flour and a really good pinch of sea salt. Mix up as best you can, then knead vigorously on a flour-dusted surface to give you a smooth, elastic dough. Rub lightly with oil, place in the bowl, cover with a clean damp tea towel and prove for 1 hour in a warm place, or until doubled in size.

Meanwhile, peel and finely slice the onion and place in a pan with the butter, bay leaves and a splash of water. Fry on a medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring regularly, then stir in 50g of flour, followed by the mustard, and slowly add the milk to give you a loose white sauce. Roughly break up the cauliflower, discarding just the tatty outer leaves, and finely slice the stalk. Add to the pan with any remaining leaves. Simmer gently for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, then turn off the heat, grate in the cheese, season to perfection and allow to cool a little.

Preheat the oven to full whack (240ºC/475ºF/gas 9). Lightly oil a 30cm non-stick ovenproof frying pan or a 25cm x 35cm baking tray, then press out the dough to fill the space. Spoon over the cauliflower mixture, leaving a 2cm border around the edge, then leave to prove again until doubled in size. Bake at the bottom of the oven for 25 minutes, or until golden, crisp and melty.

Delicious served with a bowl of lemony dressed seasonal salad leaves.


Mix up the cheeses you choose – also incredible made with broccoli instead of, or as well as, the cauliflower.

EASY SWAPS: Support our British cheeses – swap Stichelton into this recipe in place of the mature Cheddar cheese. Super-creamy and rich (but mellower in flavour than many other blues) Stichelton is wonderful crumbled in a salad and melts beautifully grilled on a slice of sourdough.

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By Jamie Oliver