Hi, friends! Happy Wednesday! (It was Tuesday when I created this post, but whatever) Tonight, I went a little out of the box and made some Alfredo sauce from cauliflower. I know, right? You can seriously use cauliflower for everything. When I grow up, I want to be cauliflower so I can do it all. LOL. Anyway, I’m not a huge Alfredo fan, but I AM a huge pasta fan and I wanted something a little different than traditional tomato-y sauce. I found a recipe on Pinterest and ended up tweaking it just a bit to make it a little spicier than the original recipe 😉
I really only needed 3-4 servings, but I made 6-8 because I like to think that I’m feeding many more people than I truly am, lol. I also wanted to mention, if you didn’t already know, THIS RECIPE IS VEGAN – that means the ingredients that were used are non-dairy. Feel free to sub with dairy products if you choose, or try it my way and see just how tasty the vegan life can be 🙂
2-3 cups of fresh cauliflower
1 cup Almond/dairy free milk
2 cups vegetable broth
5-6 tbsp of nutritional yeast flakes
Salt/Pepper to taste
4 tbsp garlic, chopped or minced
Red pepper flakes to taste
Onion powder to taste
*You will also need utensils, a blender or Ninja, and a saucepan.
1. In a saucepan, boil cauliflower until fork-tender, then drain.
2. In another pan with olive oil, brown chopped/minced garlic until golden.
3. Combine Almond milk, cauliflower, garlic, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper in your blender or Ninja. You may also add the vegetable broth, but not all at once. Add, blend, check consistency, then add more up to two cups. (Hell, if you like your Alfredo sauce soupy or watery, you can add the whole damn box. You do you, boo.)
4. Pour blended ingredients back into sauce pan. Add salt, pepper, onion powder and red pepper flakes while the mixture warms.
I put my Alfredo sauce over fettucine noodles and added canned peas for a little something extra. It was so delicious, and I will definitely be making again sometime soon.
Let me know if you have any dairy-free pasta sauces you’d like me to try out and add to the blog!