Cauliflower, Bacon and Cheese

Written by McDonald, T.  |  Date 5th of September 2022

Add a little twist to an all-time classic!   Cauliflower cheese has always been a favourite in many households in the UK.  Imagine the tender pieces of cauliflower smothered in a tangy vegan cheese sauce with bites of facon.


  • Yes, you can make your own cheese sauce if you want.  I used a packet because it was so cheap and easy.
  • I used the Free From Cheese flavoured sauce and Free From Hard Cheese from Tesco.
  • As for the facon, I used THIS™ Isn’t Bacon Plant Based Lardons.

Serves 2

Time 40 minutes



  • 1 small fresh cauliflower
  • 200 ml pint milk
  • 1 small leek
  • 60 g of facon of some sort
  • 1 pack of vegan cheese sauce
  • Brown mustard x 2 tsp
  • Chilli pepper x 1 small with the seeds removed
  • Hard vegan cheese x a sprinkle (Optional)



  1. Boil the cauliflower and leek until it start to soften.  Please don't over boil.  Drain and leave for about 10 minutes to cool.
  2. Make the sauce and add the mustard and chilli pepper.  Add the facon to the sauce at the end.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200C. 
  4. Put the cauliflower and leek in a suitably sized roasting dish.  Pour the vegan cheese sauce over the cauliflower and leek.  
  5. Roast in the oven at 200C for 25 minutes.

Serve with potatoes and more veg.  

As an optional extra, sprinkle some finely grated hard vegan cheese on top.


I hope that you liked this blog and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how you got on and what it turned out like. You can leave a comment in the comments below.




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