How to Make Cauliflower Cream Sauce

Dress up your next side dish with this Cauliflower Cream Sauce. It’s smooth creaminess is perfect to serve with your veggies and holiday meals.

Cauliflower with Cream Sauce

Cauliflower Cream Sauce

Our family has been serving this cauliflower cream sauce for years with our holiday meals. It’s smooth, rich and creamy and it will compliment almost any vegetable side dish.

In addition to the typical turkey gravy for Thanksgiving dinner, my family always wants me to serve this cauliflower sauce too! It tastes amazing and I could literally eat it by the spoonfuls, which I will only do if no one is watching. Shh…don’t tell.

This is a simple recipe to follow with just a few ingredients to get the perfect creamy white sauce. It doesn’t actually have cauliflower in the sauce, but we almost always serve it over cauliflower so that’s how it got its name cauliflower cream sauce.

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Ingredients to make Cauliflower Cream Sauce

This is a very simple, easy to make sauce and only has 6 ingredients:

  1. Butter; I use salted, but you can use unsalted.
  2. Flour is used as a thickening agent for the sauce. I like to use all purpose flour.
  3. Milk helps give it the creaminess. I prefer 2% or whole.
  4. Seasoned salt for flavor.
  5. Garlic salt for flavor.
  6. Sour cream gives it the creamy and thickening it needs to be perfect in every way!!!

What is a Roux and what is a Roux used for

Roux is a mixture of equal parts fat and flour that is used for thickening sauces and soups. In this recipe we use butter as our fat to combine with the flour to form a Roux.

How To Make the Sauce

  • Melt the butter in a sauce pan and whisk in the flour until it’s smooth to create a roux.
  • Whisk in the milk, seasoned salt and garlic salt.
  • Heat over medium heat until thickened and smooth.
  • Add sour cream all at once and blend.
  • Continue to heat until the sauce is warmed to serve.

What Vegetables pair Well with this Cream Sauce

All of them! Well, maybe not all of them, but I love it on most cooked veggies.

Try it on: Cauliflower, Asparagus, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and Potatoes.

Cauliflower Sauce Mac and Cheese

This sauce is so versatile because as good as it tastes over vegetables, it also tastes incredible served with pasta.

Make the sauce and mix in some cooked macaroni pasta to make a creamy white Mac and Cheese.

Cook up some fettuccini and toss it in this sauce to have a fun spin on fettuccini Alfredo.

How to Make it in the crockpot

Still follow the same first instructions then when the sauce is removed form the heat, place it in the crockpot and add the sour cream.

It can slowly warm on low to serving temperate in the crock pot and would make a fun dipping sauce.

Here’s the Recipe for Cauliflower Cream Sauce:

Cauliflower Cream Sauce

Dress up your next side dish with this Cauliflower Cream Sauce. It's smooth creaminess is perfect to serve with your veggies and holiday meals.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cauliflower cream sauce
Servings: 10
Calories: 211kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 cup Sour Cream


  • Melt the butter in a sauce pan and whisk in the flour until it's smooth to create a roux.
  • Whisk milk and seasoned salt and garlic salt into mixture.
  • Simmer and stir over low heat until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Add sour cream all at once and blend. 
  • Heat sauce to serving temperature over the stove or in a crock pot. 
  • Serve this sauce with cauliflower, asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, or potatoes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 649IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg
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Here are some other great recipe ideas to try:

Turkey Mac and Cheese Casserole
Secret to Amazing Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce
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