Creamed Cauliflower

Creamed Cauliflower

This quick and easy vegan creamed cauliflower recipe from the The China Study Cookbook is delicious. I make the sauce at least once a week and slather it on all types of veggies :) Recipe republished with permission by BenBella Books.

Sometimes I also add 1/2 tsp of liquid smoke to the creamed cauliflower sauce to create a subtle smoky, cheesy undertone and top with fresh English peas. The sauce is so creamy, your guests will never guess it’s vegan. I really do love this recipe :) Thanks China Study Cookbook!

Chef’s notes:

  • If you find that the sauce is too thick, add a small amount of water, one teaspoon at a time.  A little water goes a long way.
  • If you don’t have a high-speed blender like a Blend-tec or a Vita-mix, soak the cashews for 4 hours and then discard the soak water. Soaked cashews will blend easily even in a regular blender.

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Creamed Cauliflower

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4
Shared by: The China Study Cookbook


  • 4 cups chopped cauliflower
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place cauliflower in a medium saucepan and pour in an inch of water. Cover and cook over medium-high heat until soft. Drain and transfer to a 9 × 9-inch baking dish.
  • Place vegetable broth, cashews, nutritional yeast, and white miso in a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy.
  • Mix sauce with cauliflower. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 7–10 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

Hope you enjoy this easy vegan recipe!

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