Cheese-less cheese sauce

Cheese-less cheese sauce
  • 450g of cauliflower
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 330ml (1 1/4 cups) water
  • 10g (or 1/4 cup) nutritional yeast or 1 tsp of mustard powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Think you can’t live without cheese? Think again! If you love cauliflower cheese then you’ll love this tasty cheese-free sauce.

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC
  2. Cut the cauliflower into florets put them into a large baking tray, along with the garlic cloves.
  3. Toss the cauliflower and garlic in the olive oil and arrange them into a single layer.
  4. Roast for about 30 minutes, until they are tender enough to put a fork through.
  5. Transfer the roasted cauliflower and garlic into a blender and add the water, salt, lemon juice and nutritional yeast. Blend until very smooth.
  6. Taste, and add more seasoning if necessary. You can also add a little more water if it needs thinning down further.
  7. Serve warm over your favourite vegetables, macaroni, nachos or even baked fries!
Cornwall Food Foundation
Publication date:  18 April 2019
This recipe is proposed for the commitment(s):
  • Have dairy-free days
COOL FOOD is a Franco-British project created under the INTERREG FRANCE (CHANNEL) ENGLAND Programme.
It supports the transition to a low-carbon economy in the food sector.