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Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

This healthy Cauliflower Cheese Sauce is so creamy and savory, it works like an alfredo or a cream sauce and is absolutely delicious.
Categories Clean, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Difficulty Easy
Keyword cauliflower cheese sauce, cauliflower sauce, vegan cauliflower cheese sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 107 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese** omit parmesan if vegan


  1. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a skillet and cook the garlic until tender and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Careful not to burn. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. Add the cauliflower florets into a deep stock pot and then add the vegetable broth. Cover and cook over high heat for 8-10 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender when pierced with a fork. Do not drain.
  3. Transfer the cauliflower florets to a blender (or food processor). Then, add 3/4 cup of the hot vegetable broth you used to cook the cauliflower, followed by the sautéed garlic and oil, sea salt, pepper, and almond milk.
  4. Blend for 1-2 minutes until the sauce is very smooth. If the sauce is too thick, you can add equal parts almond milk and vegetable broth. You may have to do this in batches, depending on the size of your blender. The consistency should be thick, but pourable.
  5. Serve hot as you would a cheese sauce.

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Recipe Notes

This recipe can easily be converted to be vegan by omitting the parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Cheese Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.4g8%
Saturated Fat 0.7g4%
Sodium 673.4mg28%
Carbohydrates 12.9g4%
Fiber 4.8g19%
Sugar 4.3g5%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.