This healthier Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce is a delicious way to add extra servings of vegetable to many meals. It is made from cauliflower with caramelized onion and garlic give the sauce a heavenly flavor. The recipe includes vegan and dairy-free options.
Let me tell you about this heavenly, creamy sauce that I have been making for a while. It is secretly healthy – made from cauliflower and only a little butter and milk (or coconut oil and almond milk for a vegan version).
Who knew that vegetables could makes such a fantastic, creamy sauce (all without actual cream) to enhance pasta dishes and casseroles?
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHIER CAULIFLOWER ALFREDO SAUCE
1mediumhead of cauliflower~ 1 lb/450 g
1large yellow onion
1tablespoonbutteror coconut oil for vegan/dairy free
3/4cup175 ml (dairy-free) milk of choice
1/2cupvegetable or chicken broth
1/4cupnutritional yeastoptional, but highly recommended especially for vegan version
Cut the onion and garlic into thin slices. Melt the butter/coconut oil in a skillet on low heat, add onion slices and garlic and sauté covered on low until the onions are golden and caramelized (minimum 20 minutes).
Bring a pot of well salted water to a boil. Cut the cauliflower into florets and cook until tender (7-10 minutes).
Place the tender cauliflower florets into a blender or food processor together with the caramelized onions, garlic, 1/2 cup of broth, milk and salt. Puree until smooth.
Store the sauce in a container with a lid (like a mason jar) and place in the fridge, if not using right away.
Depending on the size of your blender, you can also double the recipe.
To make this sauce entirely dairy-free coconut oil can be used in place of butter and almond milk instead of dairy milk. I have tried this dairy-free version with good results.