Pasta and Cauliflower with Vegan Cheese Sauce

Pasta and Cauliflower with Vegan Cheese Sauce

My daughter asked me to make her this recipe from One Green Planet. I added cauliflower and changed the recipe slightly, but have kept the delicious sweet and spicy flavor.


  • 2 cups sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1/2 pound dried elbow pasta
  • 4 TB vegan butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups plain almond milk
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp white miso
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 TB nutritional yeast
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400. Place sweet potato and cauliflower on separate sides of roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil and bake until soft. Put sweet potato in a bowl and mash with a fork. Set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to instructions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a medium pot, melt butter. Add garlic and sauté for one minute. Add flour and stir with a whisk for one minute. Add half of the milk and stir for 2 minutes, or until thick. Stir in mashed sweet potato, remaining milk, miso, cayenne, cinnamon, salt, and nutritional yeast. Cook for a few more minutes until thick.
  4. Transfer sauce to a blender and blend until smooth. Put cooked pasta and cauliflower into pot, and add blended sauce. Stir in chopped spinach and cook for a few more minutes until sauce is hot and spinach is wilted.

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