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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


  • 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.
  • Puree the cauliflower mixture with an immersion blender, or transfer to a food processor or stand blender, until smooth.
  • Return to the pot and stir in the cheese. Cook stirring constantly until melted.
  • Add some extra milk or water, if necessary, so the cauliflower queso is a drizzle-able consistency.