Roasted Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Cheese

This delicious roasted cauliflower cheese recipe is dairy free, gluten free and uses butter beans as a base. This means it’s high in both protein and fibre. A great comfort recipe that is low in carbs, low in fat and free of oil. If you want a creamier cheese sauce then you can add a few tbsp of a cold pressed oil.

The cauliflower is dry roasted to give a golden colour and a grilled taste. As no oil is used you need to keep a sharp eye on the oven when the cauliflower roasting so it’s taken out at exactly the right moment. If the cauliflower starts to burn this can give a bitter taste. You can steam the cauliflower if you prefer, but I think roasting it gives a better taste as it’s less watery. Whole sesame seeds are used to give a creamy sauce but they also add calcium and magnesium to this dairy free dish.

Roasted Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

  • Total time: 30m
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Calories: 65 cal


  • Cauliflower
  • 1 can Butter beans
  • 2 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp Nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Chives

How to make

  1. Cut the stem off the cauliflower and break up into bite size florets.
  2. Place these on a non stick tray and bake at 200°C 400°F for about 20-25 mins until the cauliflower starts to go golden brown.
  3. Add the butter beans, sesame, garlic, turmeric, nutritional yeast sun-dried tomatoes and water to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. You may want to adjust the water in the cheese sauce depending on how thick/runny you like it.
  5. Mix the roasted cauliflower with the cheese sauce and top with quartered cherry tomatoes and chives.
  6. This cheese sauce also makes a great vegan cheesy pasta.

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The sun-dried tomatoes add salt to the dish. If you don’t have any just replace with a pinch of salt. Serves 2 as a main or 6 as a side dish.

This dish is suitable for vegan/dairy-free, paleo, grain-free, gluten-free and oil-free diets.

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Remember not to throw away the cauliflower leaves as they are edible and full of vitamins – just as healthy as kale! Make them into a cauliflower leaves stir-fry.

dont bin cauliflower green leaves eat them

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9 thoughts on “Roasted Cauliflower Cheese”

  1. Hey friends, a few tips if you’re gonna use this recipe!

    I would not use 2 cups water – I used maybe 1 and 1/3 and it was good! I also added more nutritional yeast, tumeric, and garlic, along with my own additions of onion powder, pepper and paprika. I also heated the sauce up before putting it on. I would say put all the sauce ingredients in a pot – then add the tomatoes and chives and heat everything up! Thought it was nutritious and delicious with those tweaks!!


    1. Sounds good, the measurements are a bit rough as a single clove of garlic varies in size massively! In our recipes one tbsp is always heaped if it is non-liquid. Glad that you tasted it as you went and adjusted accordingly.

    1. Bastian Nest and Glow

      Hi Lorrie, yes it would. I just tend to stick to whole ingredients in the recipes as they are less processed and have more good stuff in them. 🙂

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