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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

This Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is easy to make using cauliflower florets and a deliciously creamy vegan cheese sauce. It's the perfect low carb, keto dinner when you're craving this classic comfort dish without the pasta. Grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and great for meal prep.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower mac and cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1 large cauliflower , chopped into florets
  • 1/2 cup favorite winter squash , peeled & diced - we like butternut, kabocha or a sugar pumpkin
  • 1 small carrot , peeled & sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup cashews , soaked in boiling or very hot water for 20 minutes
  • 1 ¼ cups unsweetened almond milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper

For the topping:

  • ½ cup vegan cheddar , optional (may sub with regular cheese if not vegan or dairy-free)
  • Finely chopped chives and parsley
  • ½ cup cashews finely chopped and toasted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Bring a large pot of water to boil, add the cauliflower florets and cook for 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cauliflower to a collander and drain then transfer to a baking pan or casserole dish.

    To the same pot of boiling water, add the squash and carrots and cook until tender and soft. Drain and transfer to a high speed blender.

  2. Drain the cashews and add to the blender along with the milk, nutritional yeast, mustard, garlic, onion, salt and cayenne pepper. Blend until smooth.

  3. Pour the sauce over the cauliflower and toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle with vegan cheddar cheese if using and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. The sauce should be bubbling and thick.

    Top view of unbaked Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese in a white baking dish
  4. Garnish with finely chopped chives, parsley and toasted cashews. Serve warm.

    Top view of Vegan Cauliflower Mac and Cheese in a white baking dish with a serving spoon
Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 0
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