Cauliflower, Millet & Carrot ‘Cheese’ Sauce

This is a riff on the classic “cauliflower, millet, & onions” faux mashed potatoes recipe. This makes a wonderfully smooth texture using the most alkaline of grains, while the carrots impart a nice orange color.



  1. Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a small pot, then simmer on lowest heat setting for 25 to 30 minutes. Turn off heat, and let sit covered for 10 minutes. Uncover and let cool to room temperature. If necessary, drain.
  2. Put vegetable mixture into a blender or food processor (mash a little with the back of a wooden spoon)
  3. Add remaining ingredients, reserving the water to add in small increments, gradually increasing the processing speed until the mixture is a smooth and thick pancake-like batter.


  • Depending upon the type of pizza being made, fresh or dried herbs can be added and hand mixed into the batter when smooth.
  • Mix in chopped canned green chiles and sliced black olives with leftover sauce to make nachos (pour over tortilla chips, etc., and heat) or in quesadillas.


  • This recipes makes around 3½ cups of sauce.

This recipe is part of the Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Pizza.

Mark Sutton has been the Visualizations Coordinator for two NASA Earth Satellite Missions, a multimedia consultant, organic farmer, lecturer and photographer. He helped produce a vegan cookbook No More Bull! by Howard Lyman, produced several DVDs including: The Mad Cowboy Documentary, worked with two Nobel Prize winners on Global Climate Change media, and published in TIME, Newsweek, Scientific American, and Science amongst other media. Vegetarian for 20 years, plant-based the past 15 (9 years no-oil), Mark edits the Mad Cowboy e-newsletter, self-published the 1st vegan pizza cookbook, Heart Healthy Pizza: Over 100 Plant-Based Recipes for the Healthiest Pizza in the World. He is a co-host of "The Dr. Don Show" and a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate Graduate.
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