Cauliflower and broccoli cheese tart

Cauliflower and broccoli cheese tart: Pure indulgence. Image: Marele van Zyl

Cauliflower and broccoli cheese tart: Comforting dish for the family

Enjoy your green veggies in a way the family will love. This cauliflower and broccoli cheese tart is a delicious savoury treat.

Cauliflower and broccoli cheese tart

Cauliflower and broccoli cheese tart: Pure indulgence. Image: Marele van Zyl

If you are looking for a clever way to get your family to eat their green veggies, try this cauliflower and broccoli cheese tart. It’s creamy, cheesy and a delicious way to enjoy some vegetables.

This recipe includes cauliflower and broccoli florets but you can easily substitute it with other vegetable options like spinach, leeks or even kale. The combination of bechamel sauce with cheese and veggies baked in a delicate crust is simply delightful.

Health benefits of enjoying our cauliflower and broccoli cheese tart

Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin K and calcium. These two important nutrients are important for maintaining strong bones. Broccoli also contains phosphorus, zinc and vitamins A and C, which are also vital for healthy bones.

Consuming broccoli will also improve your heart health, may improve your eye health and support your immune system. It furthermore can also help you if you struggle with hormonal imbalance.

With so many important reasons to enjoy broccoli more often, make sure you prepare it in this appetising dish.

Cauliflower and broccoli cheese tart recipe

5 from 4 votes
Recipe by Marele van Zyl Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • Pastry
  • 230 g 230 plain flour

  • 115 g 115 butter cold and diced

  • ¼ teaspoon ¼ salt

  • 75 ml 75 cold water

  • Filling
  • 2 cups 2 broccoli

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 cups 2 bechamel sauce

  • ½ cup ½ butter

  • cups water

  • ½ cup ½ mozzarella

  • 1 teaspoon 1 salt

  • 2 cups 2 cauliflower

  • cups flour


  • To prepare this scrumptious recipe, begin with taking cauliflower florets and boiling them in a vessel. Once they get tender, take them out of the water and keep them aside.
  • Take broccoli florets and blanch them. To do so begin by adding the broccoli florets to boiling water and once they get tender, immediately take them out and put them in ice-cold water to cool them down. Drain the cold water and keep the broccoli aside for further usage.
  • Take flour and sieve it in a bowl. Stir in butter and salt in the flour. Now add at least 3 tbsp of cold water and make a dough using this mixture.
  • Once done, make a circle out of the dough and put the dough in a greased pie dish. If there is some unnecessary dough coming out of the dish, feel free to remove it.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C for at least 15 minutes. Meanwhile, subtly press the dough into the pie dish and prick a fork in the pie dish multiple times and make sure that there are gaps between the small holes. Keep this pie crust aside.
  • Now add the boiled cauliflower, balanced broccoli, bechamel sauce, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix all the ingredients well.
  • Pour this mixture on the pie crust, sprinkle grated mozzarella on the top of the pie and then bake it in your preheated oven for 15 minutes at 200°C. Once done, slice the pie and serve hot!


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