Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

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


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs6.9 g2.5%
of which Sugars5.3 g5.9%
Fibers4.9 g17.4%
Fats6.2 g9.5%
of which Saturates1.4 g7.1%
of which Omega 30.2 g15.7%
Proteins6.9 g15.1%
Calcium77 mg7.7%
Vitamin A1 mcg0.1%
Vitamin C61 mg81.8%
Iron2 mg13.2%
Potassium521 mg14.9%
Sodium218 mg9.5%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal111 5.5%
Macro split
  • net carbs 28%
  • sugars 21%
  • fats 25%
  • saturates 6%
  • proteins 28%
  • fibers 20%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
111 per serving

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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Measuring System
Cauliflower Florets250 g
Onion Powder1/4 tsp
Garlic Powder1/4 tsp
Miso Paste1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Tahini20 g
Turmeric1/4 tsp
Nutritional Yeast8 g
Lemon Juice1 tsp
Water120 mL

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 1.1 of Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Sauce Recipe

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 2.1 of Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Sauce Recipe

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.


Step 3.1 of Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Sauce Recipe


  • 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.