Cauliflower Cheese

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 22 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Cauliflower Cheese

TIP Cauliflower can be steamed first for 4 minutes if preferred. For vegetarians use a vegetarian cheddar cheese 

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy, Wheat, Milk


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 250ml water
  • 500ml whole or semi skimmed milk
  • 50g unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 tsp dried English mustard powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 100g mature cheddar cheese, grated

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Place cauliflower florets and water in the pot. 

  • Step 2

    Assemble the pressure lid, making sure the pressure release button is in the SEAL position. Select PRESSURE and set to LOW. Set time to 1 minute.  

  • Step 3

    When pressure cooking is complete, quick release the pressure by moving the pressure valve to the VENT position. Carefully remove lid when unit has finished releasing pressure. 

  • Step 4

    Transfer cauliflower to a colander to drain. Wipe out pot. 

  • Step 5

    Select SEAR/SAUTÉ and set to 4 (medium-high). Select START/STOP to begin. Add milk, butter and flour to pot and using a silicone balloon whisk, whisk together continuously until sauce starts to thicken, this may take several minutes. Turn down the heat to 2 (low medium). 

  • Step 6

    Then whisk in mustard, seasoning and half the cheese. Stir in the drained cauliflower and sprinkle over the remaining cheese.

  • Step 7

    Close crisping lid. Select AIR CRISP, set temperature to 200°C, and set time to 7 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin. 

  • Step 8

    Cooking is complete when cheese is golden brown.