Healthy Alfredo Sauce

Healthy Alfredo Sauce | Domesticated Academic

You’ll love this because it’s so versatile, it’s super healthy, and it’s cauliflower–a hated and despised vegetable in society. I could not get enough of this and all it took was a blender. No fancy tools or gadgets to make this sauce. It freezes like a dream (there’s some in my freezer right now) and defrosts easily. I’m posting this on a MONDAY because I’m so dang excited about this!!!

Healthy Alfredo Sauce | Domesticated Academic

I love alfredo. You love alfredo. We all love alfredo….they should call it ‘straight to your hips’ instead of alfredo….Pinch of Yum ran a recipe for cauliflower sauce and I was intrigued. It took me longer to buy a head of cauliflower than it did to make the sauce. Honestly, it was easier than pie to make and it tasted….just like the real thing! It was also more filling, and one serving was more than enough.  I added some parmesan cheese to make things taste a bit richer and still consider it a win because it’s cauliflower instead of cream and butter and really good fatty dairy products.

You’ll need:

About 30 min.

  • 8 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5-6 cups cauliflower florets
  • 6-7 cups stock or water
  • 1 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon pepper (more to taste)
  • ½ cup milk (more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Garlic: Saute the minced garlic with the butter in a large nonstick skillet over low heat. Cook for several minutes or until the garlic is soft and fragrant but not browned (browned or burnt garlic will taste bitter). Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Cauliflower: Bring the water or stock to a boil in a large pot. Add the cauliflower and cook, covered, for 7-10 minutes or until cauliflower is fork tender. Do not drain.
  3. Puree: Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cauliflower pieces to the blender. Add 1 cup vegetable broth or cooking liquid, sauteed garlic/butter, salt, pepper, and milk. Blend or puree for several minutes until the sauce is very smooth, adding more broth or milk depending on how thick you want the sauce. You may have to do this in batches depending on the size of your blender. Serve hot! If the sauce starts to look dry, add a few drops of water, milk, or olive oil.
  4. Add parmesan cheese at the end and mix well.
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