Cauliflower Cheese

Cottage Pie with Leek and Cauliflower Cheese

This cottage pie looks absolutely delicious and comforting!


1 tsp olive oil
2 carrots, finely diced
1 red onion, finely diced
1 red pepper, finely chopped
350g mushrooms , finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp tomato purée + 100ml water
1 tsp tamari (sub for soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce)
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried thyme

Leek & Cauliflower cheese topping:
1 small head cauliflower, into florets
1 leek, diced
2 tbsp vegan butter
200ml oat/ almond milk
100g vegan grated cheese
1 heaped tbsp corn flour


Start by finely chopping all of the base ingredients and adding to a pan with olive oil, fry on a medium heat for around 5 minutes

Meanwhile get a pot of water onto boil, add the cauliflower florets and leeks and allow to bubble for around 5 minutes

In the main pan, after 5 minutes of frying add the tomato purée and water, dried herbs and tamari and leave to simmer for 5 minutes

Drain the water from the cauliflower and leeks, leaving them in the colander, then add the other ingredients to the pot, heat and stir to create the ‘cheese’ sauce, add the cauliflower and leek back in stir through

Preheat the oven to 180°C, pour the pan full of veggies to a baking dish, then pour the cauliflower and leek cheese topping on top, bake in the oven for around 30 minutes

Serve with steamed greens and enjoy