5 from 6 votes

Buffalo Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

This Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is the ultimate vegan comfort food. It's a perfect recipe when you're wanting to add a little spice to your dinner. This pasta dish is made healthy by adding lots of cauliflower and spinach - plus it's dairy-free, gluten-free and totally delicious! 

Course Main Course, pasta
Cuisine American, gluten-free, pasta
Keyword buffalo cauliflower mac and cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 296 kcal
Author Mary Ellen


  • 8 oz gluten free pasta or regular pasta if you don't need gf
  • 1 head cauliflower chopped into small bite-sized pieces
  • 3 cups fresh spinach

Buffalo Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. In a large pot, cook the pasta to package directions and with about 3-5 minutes remaining, add in the chopped cauliflower and cook until pasta and cauliflower is is done to you liking.

  3. While pasta (and cauliflower) cooks, add all the buffalo sauce ingredients to a high-speed blender* and blend  until smooth.

  4. Take a large casserole dish (I used 9x12) and add the spinach. Believe me, me makes less of a struggle to add in the spinach first. 

  5. When pasta/cauliflower are ready, add them on top of the spinach and the pour over the creamy buffalo sauce and then mix everything together so the sauce covers the pasta and veggies.

  6. Put the dish in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

  7. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

*I use a high speed blender like a Vitamix when blending the cashews.

Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Cauliflower Mac & Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 3200IU64%
Vitamin C 72.6mg88%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 14.4mg80%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.