Recipe: Broccoli Mornay


This is essentially our twist on a cauliflower cheese! Not only do we throw a little blue cheese into the sauce but the addition of pumpkin seeds on top as it grills gives this a real nutty flavour!


  • 400 ml whole milk
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 50 g blue cheese
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 handful pumpkin seeds
  • 1 handful grated cheddar
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 2 bay leaves
preheat the grill & water

Step 1

Preheat The Grill & Water

Heat a large pan of salted water to the boil and preheat a grill to a medium heat.

cook the broccoli

Step 2

Cook The Broccoli

Cut the broccoli into chunky florets, getting rid of most of the stalk. Boil the broccoli for 3 minutes then drain and allow to steam dry a little.

make the sauce

Step 3

Make The Sauce

Melt the butter in a pan and stir in the flour to form a paste. 
 Pour the milk into the flour paste a bit at a time, stirring as you go, making sure it is boiling again before pouring in the next batch, adding the bay leaves to infuse flavor as soon as it’s no longer a paste.

add the cheese

Step 4

Add The Cheese

Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes, then melt in the grated cheddar and blue cheese.

add it all to a dish

Step 5

Add It All To A Dish

Arrange the broccoli pieces in an oven-proof serving tray/dish. Pour the cheese sauce over the broccoli, try to cover as much broccoli as possible. Finish with a scattering of pumpkin seeds.

grill and serve

Step 6

Grill And Serve

Grill to heat the broccoli through again and to bubble and brown the cheese sauce. Serve with fish, grilled meats or good quality sausages. Serves 2 as a side serving

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