Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese Bake

I happened to have more cauliflower than broccoli, but you could use equal quantities of each, or just one of them.

Recipe for Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese Bake (serves 3)

Ingredient Calories per serving
480g cauliflower florets, cut into even-sized pieces 40
100g broccoli florets 12
25g/1oz butter 60
25g flour 30
1 cup/250ml milk 41
1 cup/250ml water 0
80g cheddar, grated 46
salt & pepper 0

Total calories per serving: 230

Method: Steam the cauliflower for around 15 minutes and the broccoli for around 5 minutes, until they are tender. Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce by melting the butter in a pan and stirring in the flour. Cook over a low heat for a minute or two, to allow the flour to expand a little, then gradually stir in the milk and the water. Cook over a medium heat until the sauce is thick, then remove from the heat and stir in two-thirds the grated cheese and seasoning.

Tip the steamed vegetables into a shallow, ovenproof dish, pour the sauce over, and top with the remainder of the grated cheese. Broil/grill for 5 minutes or so, until the top is starting to brown, then serve. I served this over a baked potato each, bringing the total calorie count to 380 for the meal.

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