Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

7 Jan

A warm, creamy bowl of sauce-covered pasta is another remedy for a cold evening. Unfortunately, most basic pasta dishes include few to no vegetables. But fear not! It’s easy to incorporate veggies without even tasting or seeing them. Such as in cauliflower Alfredo sauce. You won’t even taste the cauliflower! My boyfriend is not a huge fan of the vegetable, and even he liked this.

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Green cheese on white sauce looks so funny! But delicious 🙂

The ingredients are simple and few, the process is quick and easy, and the result is a healthy, hot, tasty bowl of creamy pasta that won’t weigh you down! Pair with a mixed greens salad, bundle up with some blankets, and waste the night away in front of the radiator 🙂

If you’re looking for a more traditional Alfredo sauce recipe, check out Katie’s recipe, posted on my blog a year ago!

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce, adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

Makes 2 cups – serves 4

  • 1 C raw chopped cauliflower (about half a head)
  • 1 C skim or non-dairy milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/3 C grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 C minced dried onion
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • freshly shredded cheese to garnish
  • 8 oz whole wheat pasta of choice

In a medium sized pot, combine cauliflower, milk, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.

While this cooks, make pasta according to package directions. I used a whole wheat elbow pasta, made with spinach and tomatoes.

Once cauliflower mixture is done, remove from heat and use an immersion blender to puree the mixture. Or, carefully pour into a regular blender.

Stir in cheese, onion and oregano. Spoon over cooked pasta and garnish with cheese of your choice. I used a pesto cheese that I found while shopping.

The longer the sauce sits, the thicker it becomes. Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container.

How do you incorporate vegetables into dishes?

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

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One Response to “Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce”

  1. Chris Harris (@LrdHarris) January 7, 2014 at 8:14 am #

    Even I liked it, which is saying something, because I can’t stand cauliflower normally.

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