Cauliflower Cheese Mash with Thyme


Prep time: 
30 minutes


Two great side dishes combined, this herby mashed potato with cauliflower and cheddar works perfectly with sausages, veal or chicken


  • 1 large potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 large cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 150 ml full fat milk
  • 50g butter
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • pinch of grated nutmeg


Put the potato in a pan of salted water and bring to the boil. Add the cauliflower and boil both vegetables until tender. Meanwhile, heat the milk with the butter, thyme and cheese. When the veg is ready, drain well and blitz in a food processor.

Gradually add the milk mixture (remove the thyme) until you get a smooth, thick purée. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Serve with sausages, if you like.