Gruyere cheese and mustard add a more sophisticated flavour to traditional broccoli, cauliflower, and cheese bake.

Makes: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 2 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon English mustard (preferably whole grain)
  • 2/3 cup Gruyere cheese, finely grated
  • 1/2 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the flour and cook for a couple of minutes; stirring constantly. Add a little of the milk and stir, then gradually add the rest of the milk, continuing to stir constantly until thickened and smooth.
  3. Add the mustard and half of the Gruyere cheese.
  4. Steam the broccoli and cauliflower until just fork tender. Immediately remove from heat and place into an ovenproof dish.
  5. Pour the cheese sauce evenly over the vegetables.
  6. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes until golden.

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