I really enjoy Alfredo sauce however it isn’t the best option out there for you. It is loaded with heavy cream and butter, yuck! Even though it may taste good, it is loaded with sodium and cholesterol, which isn’t good for a healthy diet. A better alternative to the butter, which contains the sodium and cholesterol, would be coconut oil which is free and clear of both. I wanted to make my own Alfredo, so I was looking for recipes online and came across A Pinch of Yum’s Creamy Cauliflower Sauce, I was immediately intrigued. Cauliflower is an “it” food right now and I knew this would be a healthier alternative. Now this recipe called for butter, which I replaced with coconut oil and it called for milk, which I replaced with almond milk. I also cut the recipe in half since I had never made it before I didn’t want to have an over abundance of something I didn’t care for.
4 large garlic cloves; minced
1 tablespoon Kelapo coconut oil
2-3 cups cauliflower florets
3-4 cups no sodium vegetable broth or water
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Saute the minced garlic with the coconut oil in a large skillet over low heat. Cook until garlic is soft, but not browned as this will cause the dish to taste burnt.
- Bring vegetable broth or water, which ever you prefer, to a boil in a large pot. Add the cauliflower and cook, covered, for 7 to 10 minutes, or until cauliflower is fork tender. Do not drain.
- Transfer the cauliflower pieces to a blender. Add 1/2 cup broth or water, sauteed garlic/coconut oil, salt, pepper, and almond milk. Blend or puree until your sauce is smooth. You may need to add more broth or milk depending on how thick you would like the sauce. You may also need to blend or puree in batches depending on the size of your blender.
- Serve hot over veggies or pasta!
This was really quick and easy to make which is great for busy moms! I really liked the idea of this recipe because you are adding an extra veggie into your meal without the kids knowing. If you have read some of my previous blogs you’ll know that I enjoy adding extra veggies to dishes like my Spaghetti Squash Casserole and Zucchini Brownies. This sauce is good to make in batches and store in mason jars for when you need it for your next recipe. Try using this cauliflower sauce instead of the Alfredo sauce in my Quick Shrimp Alfredo and tell me what you think! Which sauce did you prefer? I enjoyed the cauliflower sauce over the Alfredo!