How To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Cauliflower Cheese At Home

Cauliflower Cheese bake

We all automatically say ‘Turkey’ when anyone says “Thanksgiving,” but this is a vegetarian’s plight. I feel like there are not enough delicious vegetarian recipes that are not boring. I mean, you have green beans and mashed potatoes, but they can’t be called an ‘interesting meal.’ Also, why eat mac and cheese on Thanksgiving when you eat that every other day.

Gordon Ramsay’s cauliflower cheese is the answer to your prayers (sorry, vegans!). This creamy and cheese-baked recipe has the one thing nobody can say no to; cheese. The cauliflower in it makes it healthy. It is topped with a cheese and breadcrumb crumble, so the top is all crispy and cheesy.

Gordon Ramsay’s recipe for cauliflower cheese can also be a substitute for your mac and cheese. It is just like mac and cheese, except it is healthier. You don’t need to tell the kids to eat your vegetables after this. Let’s jump straight into it and see Gordon Ramsay’s cauliflower cheese.  But before you check it out, explore the other Gordon Ramsay’s Thanksgiving recipes.

1. Gordon Ramsay’s Braised Red CabbageGordon Ramsay’s red braised cabbage is a great side dish for your Christmas dinner. The best part is it won’t add to your holiday weight as it is low fat. The cabbage is braised in red wine vinegar and is flavored with sugar and spices.

2. Gordon Ramsay’s Yorkshire Pudding– If you are skipping the turkey and making roast beef this Thanksgiving, may I suggest you make Gordon Ramsay’s Yorkshire pudding with it. This combination will blow your mind, especially when served with brown gravy.

3. Gordon Ramsay’s Eggnog– If we are talking about traditional holiday recipes, Gordon Ramsay’s eggnog is definitely on the list. This age-old recipe is a delicious and smooth drink, perfect for the holidays. It can be made with and without alcohol and tastes like melted custard vanilla ice cream.

4. Gordon Ramsay’s Turkey And Ham Pie– Do you want the best of both Thanksgiving meats?Make Gordon Ramsay’s turkey and ham pie. It has a creamy sauce, vegetables, tukey and ham of course. Top it with a puff pastry and watch it glow.

What Equipment Will You Need Gordon Ramsay’s Cauliflower Cheese?

  • Large Pan- Boil the cauliflower florets in a large pan.
  • Medium Saucepan- You’ll need a medium saucepan to make the cheese sauce for the bake. 
  • Large Bowl- Mix the different kinds of cheese in a large bowl. 
  • Oven-Proof Dish- Transfer everything to an oven-proof dish to bake it.
  • Oven- Bake your cauliflower and cheese sauce together in a hot oven.
  • Knife and Wooden Spoon- You’ll need a knife to cut the florets and a wooden spoon for stirring and mixing. 

How Much Time Will You Need Gordon Ramsay’s Cauliflower Cheese?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 Minutes30 Minutes40 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need Gordon Ramsay’s Cauliflower Cheese?

  • Cauliflower- Use a large cauliflower of about 600 g for this delicious bake. 
  • Plain Flour, Butter, and Whole Milk- Make the roux by mixing these three in a pan. 
  • Breadcrumbs- Top the bake with breadcrumbs for a crumble-like texture. 
  • Cheddar Cheese, Lancashire Cheese, and Cheshire Cheese- These three kinds of cheese are used for maximum flavor. 
  • English Mustard Powder and Cayenne Pepper- Add a little bit of spice to the dish with some mustard powder and cayenne pepper. 
  • Thyme Leaves- Add a little thyme to make the flavors rhyme
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper- Don’t miss the seasoning as it will mess your whole dish up. 
cauliflower and cheese bake

Steps To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Cauliflower Cheese 

1. Boil The Florets

Add the florets to a large pan filled with salted water. Then, just boil them for 4-5 minutes and drain the water. Transfer the cooked florets to an oven-proof dish.

2. The Sauce Is Cheesy

In a medium saucepan, melt butter and start making the roux. Add flour and mustard powder and stir until smooth. After that, add whole milk to it and boil and stir until thick. Sprinkle just a little bit of cayenne pepper over it. Season it with salt and pepper. Stir the mixture and remove the pan from heat. Mix the three kinds of cheese in a bowl. Add half of this mixture to the sauce and stir until smooth and cheesy.

3. Oven-Proof Stuff

Pour this cheese sauce over the florets. Add breadcrumbs and thyme to the remaining cheese and top the florets with this crumble. Place the oven-proof dish in an oven preheated to 200℃ for 15-20 minutes. After that, take it out and scream, “hallelujah.”

Nutritional Value

Calories237 kcal
Fat15 g
Saturated Fat8.7 g
Trans Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol41 mg
Sodium 252mg
Potassium366 mg
Carbohydrates17 g
Fiber3.5 g
Sugar3.2 g
Protein11 g

How Does Gordon Ramsay’s Cauliflower Cheese Look And Taste Like?

The cauliflower cheese looks golden and delicious. The top is a breadcrumb and cheese crumble. When you dig in, you’ll find a delicious cheesy cauliflower. This recipe will be gone before the mac and cheese. Sorry, but I’d pick cauliflower cheese over mac and cheese. This delicious and cheesy recipe will definitely light up the vegetarians at your Thanksgiving table. 

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cauliflower and cheese bake

Gordon Ramsay’s Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

Gordon Ramsay's cauliflower cheese is a vegetarian's delight at every Thanksgiving dinner. It is simple to make and is absolutely delicious. It has a mixture of three kinds of cheese that adds a lot of flavor to it.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Chef’s Delight
Cuisine British
Servings 6
Calories 237 kcal


  • Large Pan
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Large Bowl
  • Oven-Proof Dish
  • Oven
  • Knife and Wooden Spoon


  • 1 Cauliflower (cut into florets)
  • 60 g Plain Flour
  • 50 g Breadcrumbs
  • 100 g mature Cheddar Cheese (grated)
  • 100 g Lancashire Cheese (grated)
  • 100 g Cheshire Cheese (grated)
  • 60 g Butter
  • 600 ml Whole Milk
  • 1 tablespoon English Mustard Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme Leaves
  • A pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  • In a large pan, add cauliflower florets to it and pour water over them. Add a bit of salt and bring it to a boil. Boil them for 4-5 minutes and then drain the water.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter and add flour and mustard powder. Cook them on low heat while stirring to make the roux.
  • Then, add milk and bring it to a boil. Boil for some time while stirring continuously until the sauce becomes thick. After that, remove the pan from heat.
  • In a large bowl, mix the three kinds of cheese. Put half of this mixture in the pan and stir it until it all melts to make the smooth cheese sauce. Then, add cayenne, salt, and pepper to it and stir.
  • Transfer the cauliflower to an oven-proof dish and pour the cheese sauce over.
  • Add the breadcrumbs and thyme to the remaining cheese and mix. Top the cheese and cauliflower with this crumble.
  • Place the dish in an oven that has been preheated to 200℃. Bake it for 15-20 minutes. Take it out when the top looks golden and crispy.
  • Your delicious Gordon Ramsay-approved cauliflower cheese is ready.


Calories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 11gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8.7gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 252mgPotassium: 366mgFiber: 3.5gSugar: 3.2g
Keyword Cauliflower Cheese, Gordon Ramsay, Gordon Ramsay Cauliflower Cheese
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