I almost didn’t want to share this recipe because I feel like I could bottle this up and sell it in a grocery store. Cauliflower is my favorite vegetable because it’s so versatile and always checks the trendy food boxes (gluten-free, low calorie, keto etc.). I impressed myself when I perfected my Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Sauce (No Cashews) recipe because I was able to create an incredibly creamy and flavorful cheese sauce with some veggies and seasonings. Usually, when you make a “knockoff” vegan version of a non-vegan food item, you must put a little disclaimer warning that the item may not taste exactly as the non-vegan version. I can honestly say that no disclaimer is needed here. This tastes like actual cheese sauce…dare I say better?
In addition to being absolutely delicious, this sauce is also super easy to make. Just quickly cook your veggies, add to a blender, and blend until smooth. Like my Vegan Tofu Nacho Cheese Sauce, this recipe would work fabulously as a dip with some pico de gallo and sour cream but also really well as a topping on your steamed veggies (think cheesy potatoes). Can we also take note that this sauce is smooth and creamy without using a single cashew? I haven’t bought cashews in about 2 years with no plans to purchase them anytime soon. I have nothing against cashews, but they are expensive, high calorie, and high in fat. My work around: cauliflower.
I tested this recipe when we had a little New Year’s Eve get together at my house and this was a HUGE hit. The sauce was the perfect finger food to keep at the table while guzzling sipping on some champagne. It was non-vegan and kid tested with two big thumbs up.
I’m so proud of this Vegan Cauliflower Cheese Sauce. I hope you enjoy it as much as I love eating it. If you made it, tag me on Instagram so I can see your cheese!
Food blogger Christina Collie loves food, traveling, and spending time with her new wife. She adopted a vegan lifestyle in 2015 and created her blog, BabeMadeBlog.com to share her vegan recipes, travel, and love for life. Check out more vegan recipes at her website, and read our sit-down with the vegan blogger here.