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cauliflower cheese sauce with bowtie pasta

Easy Cauliflower Cheese Sauce for Skinny Mac n' Cheese

Cauliflower Cheese Sauce, yes, you can taste the cauliflower, but you can also taste the creamy and saltiness of the cheese. Toss with pasta!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Cauliflower Cheese Sauce, easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 487kcal


  • 1 pound short cut pasta
  • 1 small head cauliflower
  • 1 cup chicken stock or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Pour in pasta and cook until al dente.
  • While pasta is cooking, cut cauliflower up into large florets and place into shallow dish. Pour chicken stock over cauliflower, cover with plastic wrap, cut slit in the top and microwave 7-9 minutes or until cauliflower is fork tender.
  • Drain pasta and set aside.
  • Pour cauliflower and cooking stock into high powdered blender and puree completely until smooth. Pour puree into warm pot and place over medium low heat. Sprinkle in cheese and stir to melt gently to create a sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Stir in pasta and serve immediately.


Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 428mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 384mg | Iron: 1.5mg