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Creamy Cauliflower "Cheese" Sauce |

Creamy Cauliflower “Cheese” Sauce

  • Author: Chelsea at Do You Even Paleo
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 cups sauce 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: stovetop


  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil
  • 2-3 cups cauliflower florets, broken into chunks
  • 1-2 cups bone broth or water
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Fill a pot 1/4 of the way full with water. Set a metal colander or steaming basket over the water (being sure the colander is not submerged in water) and add the cauliflower florets. Bring the water to a boil. If using a colander, cover the cauliflower with the pot lid (it doesn’t have to perfectly fit, but it helps to hold the steam in!). Steam for 10-15 minutes or until fork tender.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the ghee in a small skillet over low heat. Add garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes until soft and fragrant.
  3. Add steamed cauliflower, sautéed garlic, 1 cup broth, and the rest of the ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, adding more broth until desired consistency is reached. Alternatively, you can add all ingredients to a deep pot and use an immersion blender to blend.


Inspired by Pinch of Yum's Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

Keywords: Creamy Cauliflower “Cheese” Sauce