Cod and Cauliflower Cheese Bake

August 6, 2014

Recently Pilgrims Choice asked me if I would like to get involved in their blogger challenge. Pilgrims Choice have just launched a new range of 80g cheeses called Pick N Mix. The idea of the smaller packs is that you have the choice to try something new and can have two or three different types of cheese to nibble at. I was sent some of the new range and challenged to come up with a recipe using Pilgrims Choice Pick M Mix. The range contains six different flavours, three core flavours, Vintage Cheddar, Smokey Cheddar and Wensleydale and Cranberry and three limited edition flavours, Indian Spice, Firecracker and Apple & Wensleydale. I love a good challenge so I had a good think as to what I could make with the cheese.

Pilgrims Choice Pick n mix
I really liked the idea of the Pilgrims Choice with Apple and thought that would make a nice flavour to a cheese sauce. I had some cauliflower and some cod in the fridge so I decided I would try a cod and cauliflower cheese bake. I added some onions and black pepper as well to make it a little bit more exciting.

Cauliflower cod bakeThe result was a quick and tasty supper, the apple added a nice sweet taste to the cheese sauce that worked really well with the cod and cauliflower. I also grated some of the smokey cheddar flavour over the top and grilled it until it was melted. I served the dish with chips. A salad would be nice with it as well for a simple lunch.

Cod Cauliflower cheese bakeThe cod made a simple cauliflower cheese a little bit more interesting. I think it would also be nice if a layer of tomatoes was added to the top before sprinkling on the extra grated cheese and then grilling.

Cod and Cauliflower Cheese Bake

Servings 4


  • ½ cauliflower
  • 500 g frozen cod
  • 1 onion
  • 80 g Pilgrims Choice Wensleydale and apple
  • 80 g Pilgrims Choice Vintage Cheddar
  • 25 g butter
  • 25 g plain flour
  • 1 pint milk
  • black pepper


  • Chop the cauliflower into pieces and boil for about 15 minutes until tender.
  • While the cauliflower is boiling, chop the onion into pieces and fry gently until soft.
  • Add the cod to the pan and cook until it is done.
  • Pull the cod into pieces and add to a casserole dish with the onion and cauliflower.
  • In a pan melt the butter and add the flour. Gradually add the milk, stirring all the time, until the sauce thickens.
  • Grate the Wensleydale and apple cheese and add to the sauce. Pour over the cauliflower, cod and onion.
  • Grate the vintage cheddar and add to the top of the dish
  • Place under a grill until the cheese melts
  • Season with black pepper

I was sent the some Pilgrims Choice cheese to help me create a recipe.

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8 responses to “Cod and Cauliflower Cheese Bake”

  1. Oh, this sounds tasty, a perfect meal to try with the kids. I like the sound of the fire cracker cheese 🙂 #tastytuesdays

  2. Galina V says:

    Lovely! I haven’t had a cauli cheese for ages, really fancy some now. I have linked up your recipe to mine. 🙂

  3. This looks lovely – I make cauliflower cheese and fish pie but had never thought of combining the two 🙂

  4. I’ve never thought to add cod to cauliflower cheese but now that you mention it, seems like a great idea. And it’s also an easy way to turn cauliflower cheese in to a one dish meal.

  5. Honest Mum says:

    Oh wow this looks so tasty! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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