This Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce is a delicious and healthy pasta sauce that also happens to be vegan and nut free!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I feel like this time of year is harder to stick to a healthy diet because it’s all about rich comfort foods and holiday treats. Which is exactly why I like to make healthier comfort foods that still taste rich and delicious! This Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce is just that 🙂
I’ve made it a few times now and my husband, who I’m sure doesn’t love cauliflower, went back for seconds and my two year old gobbled it up too!
I have to admit that cauliflower isn’t super high up there on my list of vegetables that I love, but you might be surprised at what a creamy sauce it can make!
Cauliflower is in the mustard family so it can pack a little bit of a bite sometimes, but I find that once it’s cooked until tender and loaded up with spices you can’t really taste the strong flavor anymore.
I love putting this Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce on pasta (I have a Crispy Chickpea Alfredo Pasta coming up on Thursday!) but it would also be great in any recipe that calls for a white sauce. A month or so ago I also used cauliflower to make this Creamy Cauliflower Queso Dip which would be great on nachos on on top of burritos!
I used almond milk in my Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce because that’s always my go-to non-dairy milk, but this sauce is so easy to make nut free by just using a nut free non-dairy milk. There are so many awesome vegan “cheese” sauces out there but most of them contain nuts, which I know isn’t ideal for everyone. So, if you’re looking for a nut free vegan cheese sauce, this will be perfect for you!
Recipe tips for this Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce:
- In order to get the sauce super creamy I recommend using a high powered blender. I love my Vitamix!
- Nutritional yeast is an ingredient in this recipe that really gives it a nice cheesy flavor, so I wouldn’t recommend leaving it out!
- If you need to re-heat this recipe, I would recommend adding a little non-dairy milk to help it stay creamy.
- I have a recipe coming on Thursday using this Alfredo sauce in some pasta but you can use it however you like!
*Nutritional facts are calculated using myfitnesspal.com and may vary depending on brand of ingredients you use.
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