This is some yummy stuff.  So yummy that Grumpy ate what I would consider 4 big serving sizes for dinner tonight.  The amazing tihng about that?  It’s made with tofu and completely vegan.  I also didn’t serve anything else with it, so I can’t blame him for eating so much!  I mean, it IS good!

The recipe comes from Lauren Ulm’s Vegan Yum Yum Cookbook.  Its been a while since I have cooked from that cookbook, but there isn’t a thing from that book that doesn’t look delicious and isn’t a thing that I have made that isn’t good.  Its one of my very favorite cookbooks I own!  If your looking for  a healthy meal and like vegan dishes such as this one, then do, go ahead and make it!

Red and White Cauliflower Bake
adapted from Vegan Yum Yum

Printable Recipe

1 head cauliflower, chopped and steamed until crisp tender

Tofu mixture:
1 block firm tofu, pressed and crumbled
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

White Sauce:
1/4 cup earth balance margarine
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon tahini
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup almond milk

Red Sauce:
1-14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes, blended
4 cloves garlic
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon vegetable better than boullion (or any vegetable broth powder/concentrate)

-Press tofu between heavy plates wrapped in paper towels to absorb moisture.
-Steam cauliflower.
-For red sauce, saute dried spices and garlic in olive oil 2-3 minutes.  Add blended tomatoes and simmer about 10 minutes.
-For white sauce, melt margarine, whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute.  Add tahini, lemon juice, and almond milk, whisking constantly until flour mixture is smooth.  Pour over top of steamed cauliflower and toss to coat.  Set aside.
-For tofu, crumble pressed tofu and mix with lemon juice, nutritional yeast flakes, salt, pepper, italian seasoning,

To assemble:

Press tofu mixture in bottom of square glass baking dish.  Top with cauliflower that has been tossed with white sauce.  Lastly, top with tomato sauce.  Bake in 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.  Remove from oven and let sit at least 15 minutes to set.  Enjoy!

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Pegasuslegend August 1, 2011 at 10:46 am - Reply

    looks great reminds me tomato pie yum!

  2. bellini August 1, 2011 at 11:31 am - Reply

    The tofu is not the concern but this is a way that I would even eat cauliflower.I am a firm believer that we will eat everything if cooked in a way that we will enjoy!!

  3. Kristen August 1, 2011 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, Shelby. This is the most unique use of cauliflower I have seen! Delicious!

  4. Georgia Pellegrini August 1, 2011 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Love how healthy this is, I would totally make it.

  5. Pam August 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Oh Shelby, this looks and sounds really wonderful!

  6. School Papers August 2, 2011 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Your post include great detail of information so I will definitely share it with others.

  7. teresa August 2, 2011 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    this looks marvelous, i love cauliflower!

  8. marla {family fresh cooking} August 3, 2011 at 2:35 am - Reply

    This is such a great meatless meal!

  9. Kathleen August 4, 2011 at 4:06 am - Reply

    Love this!

  10. megan @ whatmegansmaking August 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    I've just learned to like cauliflower – this sounds like a great dish to try!

  11. Nutmeg Nanny August 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    I have never really cooked with tofu before…you make it look delicious!

  12. Deborah August 7, 2011 at 3:52 am - Reply

    What a unique dish!! I've actually never even had tofu before, but it's something I keep saying that I'm going to try!!

  13. BuyWoWAccounts August 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    I'm sure it's the red sauce that brings more flavor on this recipe. I'm a tomato lover 😀

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  14. Megan's Cookin' August 8, 2011 at 4:36 am - Reply

    This sounds awesome. I have never seen nutritional yeast flakes but I have never looked either.

  15. LaPhemmePhoodie August 9, 2011 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    I have yet to work with tofu but I'm definitely open to trying it. I'd probably eat multiple servings of this too. It looks delish!

  16. Fahad Khan August 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Lovely!I am sure that this preparation tastes heavenly,the tahini would add an interesting edge to the white sauce,and roasting tomatoes would intensify their flavor.
    This recipe looks so amazing,I want to try!In any case,who says that only vegans can try vegan food?;-)
    P.S. I am happily following your blog,if you wish,do drop by mine,it is about food and drink too!:-)

  17. teresa August 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    oh yum! i love cauliflower, this looks soooo good!

  18. Sierra Hawksley March 15, 2012 at 5:09 am - Reply

    Mmmm, thanks for what is now one of my favorite recipes! I added layers of zucchini, spinach and basil in mine this time and it was heavenly. You can see how it turned out on my blog!

    Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  19. Heather Tuite May 30, 2012 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    Love this dish! We've made it at least 6 times in the last couple weeks. Being vegan and on a low calorie diet there's not a lot that I can have, let alone food that io can have that tastes good! Also, the tofu is really tasty with Cajun seasoning instead of Italian, and like juice instead of lemon.

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