Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

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Prepared with miso paste, tahini, and nutritional yeast, this delicious vegan cauliflower cheese sauce is an easy, tasty and creamy alternative. The recipe is also nutritionally balanced to include vitamin B12, calcium, and zinc, which might lack in vegan diets. It’s perfect served warm over roasted vegs, added to pasta, or just as a dip.

Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Sauce Recipe




Time 30m



With our vegan cauliflower cheese sauce, you can now prepare a healthy, dairy-free, and nut-free alternative to the classic cheese sauce.

Prepared with cauliflowers, nutritional yeast, miso paste, and tahini, this recipe gives you a delicious cream that tastes like cheese yet has fewer saturated fats and calories.

While most vegan cheese recipes include cashew nuts, this sauce has no nuts, thus reducing the overall fats. Also, thanks to the addition of cauliflower, you’ll be one step closer to your 5-a-day!

As a nutritionally balanced alternative to cheese should have those vitamins and minerals that occur in dairy products, we have included:

  • Miso Paste, a source of zinc and phosphorous.

  • Nutritional Yeast, high in vitamin B12 and vitamin B1.

  • Tahini, a source of proteins and calcium.

To top-up for the missing vitamin A from cheese, we recommend serving this healthy sauce with sweet potatoes, like these tasty chips or croquettes.

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  • Cauliflower Florets
    250 g
  • Onion Powder
    0.25 tsp
  • Garlic Powder
    0.25 tsp
  • Miso Paste
    0.5 tbsp
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Tahini
    20 g
  • Turmeric
    0.25 tsp
  • Nutritional Yeast
    8 g
  • Lemon Juice
    1 tsp
  • Water
    120 mL
Allergens are marked in bold

Recipe Instructions

step 1

Toss the cauliflower florets with onion powder, garlic powder, miso paste, and salt in a baking tray.

Roast in the oven at 200°C (400°F) for 20 minutes or until the cauliflowers are tender.

step 2

Next, transfer the roasted cauliflowers into a blender and add tahini paste, turmeric powder, nutritional yeast flakes, and lemon juice.

Blitz the ingredients until you have a smooth paste.

step 3

Now add warm water to the mixture a bit at a time and blend until it has a thick, runny, and sauce-like consistency.

Serve this healthy vegan cauliflower cheese sauce warm over salads, pasta, sweet potato chips or use as a dip.



  • At the last step, you may need to add more or less water depending on how much moisture your cauliflowers have.

  • You can use both fresh and frozen cauliflowers for this recipe.

  • Store this healthy vegan cauliflower cheese sauce in the fridge in an airtight container for 2 days.