Serves 6
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Who doesn’t love this cheesy cauliflower and broccoli side dish? Great with roast dinners, and a clever way to make otherwise boring vegetables tastier for kids.


  • 1/2 cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets
  • 1 head broccoli, trimmed and cut into florets
  • 80 g butter
  • 1/3 cup (50 g) plain flour
  • 2 cup (500 ml) milk, warmed
  • 1 cup (120 g) grated tasty cheese
  • 1/2 cup (40 g) grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup (35 g) fresh breadcrumbs
  • salad, to serve (optional)

Preheat oven to 180 C. Lightly grease a 20cm x 30cm casserole dish.


Place cauliflower and broccoli in a large saucepan. Cover with water. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 6-8 mins, or until tender. Drain well. Arrange in prepared dish.


Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for 1 min. Remove from heat and gradually mix in warmed milk, until smooth. Return to medium heat. Stir until sauce boils and thickens. Simmer for 3 mins.


Pour sauce over vegetables. Sprinkle with combined cheeses and breadcrumbs.


Bake for 20-30 mins, or until gratin is bubbling and golden. Serve with salad.

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