Healthy Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

Have you ever looked at cauliflower as a gem? 

gratined cauliflower cheese sauce

We had some requests for healthy, no guilt, cheese sauce options and are happy to share this light but delicious version with you!

Besides the health benefits of cauliflower, it being a good source of vitamin C, fibre, antioxidants and plenty of other micronutrients, it is also tasty and versatile!

This cauliflower cheese sauce is light but cheesy, and it works perfectly as a cream sauce for your next ‘mac n cheese’ or grated vegetables. 

Also read our other vegetarian recipes.

healthy cauliflower cheese sauce

Healthy Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

This sauce is light but cheesy, and it works perfectly as a cream sauce for your next ‘mac n cheese’ or grated vegetables.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course sauces, Side dishes, Vegetarian
Cuisine International
Servings 4 people
Calories 126 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)



  • Steam or boil the cauliflower until it’s cooked and tender. Keep some of the cooking water.
    healthy cauliflower cheese sauce
  • Use a blender to mix the cooked cauliflower with the milk, 2 tablespoons of the cooking water and season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
    add cheese to cauliflower sauce
  • Adjust the thickness of the sauce with extra milk or cooking water if necessary.
    healthy cauliflower cheese sauce


  • You can substitute the coconut milk for almond milk or skimmed milk.
  • Cheese choices can vary. Comté and grated cheddar are also options.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 8gFat: 10gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 249IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 238mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cauliflower, cheese, healthy
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