Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

This gluten-free cauliflower cheese sauce recipe is so quick and simple! Use this low-dairy, low-fat queso as a dip or serve it atop nachos or macaroni.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • ½ head cauliflower cut into small florets
  • Sea salt
  • 1 large shallot thinly sliced
  • 2 cups whole milk or almond milk
  • 1 cup shredded jack and/or cheddar cheese


  1. In a medium saucepan or pot, bring the shallot, half the cauliflower florets, milk, and ½ teaspoon salt to a simmer. Cook over medium-low heat, covered, until the cauliflower is tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Puree the cauliflower mixture with an immersion blender, or transfer to a food processor or stand blender, until smooth.
  3. Return to the pot and stir in the cheese. Cook stirring constantly until melted.
  4. Add some extra milk or water, if necessary, so the cauliflower queso is a drizzle-able consistency.
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